I know your immediate response will be "get tested" but I just need someone to tell me what my risk is and if I should be worrying so much. - I had unprotected gay anal sex, I was the insertive role. After I saw blood or what I think was blood on the sheets? there was no blood or (obvious) cuts on my penis, I'm not sure if my partner was HIV+ but assuming he was should I be worried?
I've recently started to think about this as it was a few months ago, I'm not sure if I've made myself Ill or what, but I had a swollen lump behind my ear, I don't know what to do
the odds are you will be fine
you need to get tested to know for sure.
nobody can predict what the risk is.
even if the person had HIV doesn't necessarily mean you got infected
only a test can give you a accurate answer.
In terms of HIV transmission your risk would be classed as high. HIV is transmitted, primarily, through unprotected anal sex. Buddy, I am sure you have now learnt this but you need to start using condoms.
I can quote statistics, which range from 100 to 1000 to 1, from the net that could calm you down and ease your mind but statistics do not determine an HIV status, an HIV test does. So although you do not wish to hear this, the only way you can determine your HIV status is by having an HIV test.
Nobody, as in absolutely nobody, on any internet forum would ever guess for you.
You had a risk, you should test.
Last edited by blokecalledkev; 12-28-2012 at 06:23 PM.
Yes. Anal sex is a high risk activity in terms of HIV. Sexually, receptive anal sex is the highest risk for acquiring HIV from a positive partner, with insertie anal sex right after it.
Odds can be thrown around....chances are fairly low he was actually infected, and one exposure does not always equal infection. It can happen the 1st time, or after hundreds of times if he was even positive.
Yup, you guessed it....just go for a test. If the "few months ago" means 3 months or 12 weeks, any modern test would be 100% conclusive. Just go for a rapid test, they take 10 minutes for the results to return. You had a risk, but even then the odds are still very much on your side. Relax, and just get tested. Please learn from this and protect yourself in the future
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So even though it lasted no longer than 2 minutes and I had no cuts on my penis I'm still high risk? The person above said the odds are in my favour?
Buddy the odds are very much in your favour but it still does not alter the fact you have put yourself at a risk of an HIV infection. Having a risk, even a high risk, does not lead, automatically, to an HIV infection; it means there is a risk of an HIV infection.
Unprotected anal sex is classed as a high risk and you really should get checked out to establish your HIV status.