Originally Posted by blokecalledkev
Buddy you really have no reason at all to test for HIV over this incident. HIV is an extremely fragile virus that only remains infectious within the confines of the human body. Once exposed to air the outer shell is instantly damaged so it cannot posse the slightest risk outside of the body. It is not transmitted by hand to genital contact, regardless of cuts or sores. In the entire 30 years plus HIV has been around it has never been transmitted this way.
If this is really eating you up, you can take an HIV test anytime you like. Regardless of when you do so the result will be inevitably negative. For peace of mind a test at between 4 to 6 weeks will give extremely accurate reflection of an HIV status had you actually been at risk ( which you did not).
Thank you very much for your assurance. I had met with 2 doctors and they had informed me that I was never at risk. I have also read about this online as well and all of them suggest that I was never at risk.
Even with all this assurance, I am still very shaken about the whole incident. Do you think 4 - 6 weeks is enough for a test? Some suggest that I wait for 12 weeks to get a conclusive result.
Also, do you know how I could move on and stop worrying?
Thank you once again Kevin. Appreciate your time and patience.