[Question #4453] follow up Question#4397

27 months ago

hallo dr. Again ...

i asked before and ive been advise no need for testing , but you know i worried about my partner , i was really scared that some blood on the massage lady came into contact with my open pimples on my back , some said it could be in rare cases , that time i thought i need to go and get tested just to make sure i didnt get any thing ,

my massage was at 1st Oct 

i did my 4th Generation test Duo in the best Lap in the City at 25 And 30 Oct and both came “ Nonreactive” 

advise me Dr. is that more than enough to make me relax ?? what about the Body rash and the Runny nose ?? that make me feel maybe something happen 

thank you Dr

H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
27 months ago
Welcome back to the forum, but sorry to see you found it necessary.

Did you not understand Dr. Hook's replies or just not believe him? Your final follow-up question on that thread was "so you advise me to stop  thinking about this and go back to my wife and any sympems in the future whatever it is for sure its not related to Hiv??"  He answered "Yes, absolutely. This was a no risk event." That also is my view. You did not need testing. In any case, your test results show you did not catch HIV, although you will need one more test at 6 weeks for a 100% conclusive result. But that really doesn't matter, since it is IMPOSSIBLE you caught HIV from the massage. You should continue sex with your wife.

HIV doesn't cause runny nose. Even if it did, common colds and allergies are a million times more common.

Really, mellow out. Try to separate your guilt about a semi-sexual event that you regret from infection risk from that event. They aren't the same. Deal with the former as you need to (maybe discuss with your wife? or professional counseling?) but you can forget the latter.

I hope these comments are helpful. Let me know if anything isn't clear.

HHH, MD
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27 months ago
thank you Dr. for reply ,

full respect for you and Dr.Hook , i really trust the Information that you help us with , you know Dr. if im not married i will take that Advise and i will never think about testing , but in my Case its other human life so rather than 99.9% im sure i want to be 999% sure ,

by the way i already speak to my wife since 1st day and she knows i didnt do something wrong , 

i did 2 Combo test just for resting my mind from thinking about “ Maybe if that happen “

so you also advise me to move on and enough testing and forget about it or i wait till 6 weeks mark then i do one more test ?? 

i will take the advise dr. and never ask again :)
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
27 months ago
Most people who ask questions like yours are more concerned about their partners than themselves. But that does not change the risk calculation or our advice.

If my advice alone does not convince you and you must have a conclusive test result to move on, you need to be tested at 6 weeks. But you didn't need testing at all. If you were to test positive, it woudl be necessary to explore other possible exposures that you did not appreciate or understand at the time, because the one described simply is impossible. Anyway, further testing is up to you.
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