Anonymous
I am a 37 year old gay man. 4 weeks ago I met a 60 year old guy man whose HIV status I don't know. He slept on top of me and kissed all over my body and sucked my nipples. When he got off me, I noticed that he had precum on the tip of his penis. After that day I am in deep stress and paranoi thinking what if his precum touched my pubic area where I have rashes. I did not do anal nor gave oral. That's all we did. I tested negative at 13 days but still I am constantly worried. Should I wait and do one more test after 90 days? Was I exposed to HIV risk?
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Anonymous
Hi there and thanks for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline a a source for HIV/AIDS related information.

The simple answer to your question is no, you have not in any way exposed yourself to HIV. First of all kissing is a no risk activity. This is because there is an enzyme in saliva that actually inhibits the growth of HIV. Additionally, HIV is a very weak virus and dies once exposed to air (oxygen), Therefore, any precum that would have touched your body and rashes, if it contained HIV, would already be dead from air exposure. Since you were not exposed to HIV, no further testing is required. However,in your case, with so much stress and anxiety, you may wished to be retested at 90 days. As far as your stress and anxiety is concerned, I would encourage you to speak with your health care professional to determine if counselling might be the solution.

I trust I have addressed your concerns however, should further information be required, feel free to contact us again.

In good health,

Jonathan, AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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