Anonymous
Sorry, I'm a virgin and am very ignorant in this area.  I appreciate your help....
At the end of March this year I let a guy rub the head of his penis on my clitoris.  There was no penetration or condoms used.  From what I've read on this site, I should get STI testing, right?  Are these blood tests/swabs? Is there a time frame to wait to get tested or should testing have been done right away?
Thanks for your help
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for the questions. Based on the information you have provided you are at risk for several sexually transmitted infections.
HIV needs direct access into your bloodstream and the high risk activities are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse and injecting with shared needles. Some STI tests are done with  a swab of the genitals and some are blood drawn tests. HIV detection in Canada involves a blood test.
It is always our recommendation that all sexually active persons regularly test for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
Testing timelines differ for each infection. An HIV test is conclusive at 3 months or 84 days. For a complete list of sexually transmitted infections, please refer to our friends at http://www.smartsexresource.com we also recommend you speak to your doctor to address any concerns. If you do not have a physician contact your nearest sexual health clinic.
Good luck and all the best,
David
helpline@aidsvancouver.org
604 696 4666
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