Anonymous
Could you please help me with my situation. I would like to hear a professional opinion whether I might acquired HIV, Hepatitis C or other STIs. I am a woman and I recently was intimate with one man and after that with another one. Such behavior is not typical for me.But I can't undo what has already been done. I had a penetrating vaginal protected sex with a man, giving unprotected oral sex and I received fingering from him. The next day I was with another man I received oral sex and fingering from him and his semen was in my mouth and in my eye. And now I am very worried that I might acquire HIV or Hepatitis C or any other STIs, as I am not sure whether there was pre-cum or cuts on their hands when they were fingering me. I hate myself for what I have done, but I can't change it. Please, tell me whether I had a high risk of getting some diseases. I would like to get tested but now it's too early for that. Could you please recommend me some good clinic where I can have a blood test to find out whether I was infected with HIV, Hepatitis C or any other STIs or not. I think that this information will be also useful for other people. This clinic finder tool is a bit confusing.
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline,

It sounds like you are distressed about having acquired HIV from possible exposures. You are showing great initiative for your health by contacting us with your questions. I will try to help you to my best ability.

I just want to let you know that I can only give you the most information about HIV. But will try recommending other resources to you about Hep C and STIs.

So from what you have told me you engaged in the following activities. I have stated the risk level of each.
Penetrating Vaginal Protected Sex: This is a no risk activity unless the condom broke or was not intact then it would be a low risk activity.
Giving unprotected oral sex: This is a low risk. Deep cuts in the mouth or extensive dental work may allow direct access to the bloodstream.
Fingering: This is a negligible risk (there has never been a confirmed report)
Recieving Oral Sex: Negligible Risk
Having Semen in the mouth and in the eye: This is not a risk because the semen would have been exposed to air, also saliva inhibits the virus so it can no longer transmit.

If there was precum on the person's hands or blood from cuts when they fingered you, that precum would have been exposed to air, making the virus no longer able to transmit.

So considering all these factors, I would assume you are not at a high risk for HIV. If you are still worried about, I suggest just getting tested, you really are not losing anything by getting tested for HIV .

So assuming you live in the BC area, the following clinics will be of help to you:
St. Paul's (1081 Burrard Street) - 604-707-5600
STOP Rapid Testing Outreach (24hrs) 604-883-1331
Bute Street Clinic (1170 Bute Street) 604-707-2796
Downtown Clinic (569 Powell Street) 604-255-3151
Native Health (449 E. Hastings Street) 604-255-9766
Raven Song Clinic (2450 Ontario Street) 604-709-6540

There is also this link that will help you find out more information about STIs and Hep C. Please take a look.
[](http://smartsexresource.com/)

I strongly suggest, if you have further questions about hep c or STIs, to talk to your doctor. Also at AIDS Vancouver we suggest getting tested for HIV if you are engage in possible exposures.

I hope I was of some help to you, and answered your questions concisely. Feel free to call our helpline if you have any other questions!

Jasmine (volunteer)

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

604-253-0566 Ext. 299

Monday-Friday 10am-4pm PST

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