[Question #5202] Worried

23 months ago
Hello, on midnight march 31 i was attending a bachelor party at a strip club where i recieved a handjob to completion from a stripper. Twice durring the course of the handjob she spit on my penis for lubrication. On the night of april 1 i began to develop a sore throat and runny nose, which has continued to the night of april 2. I am exteremely worried that i contracted an std from the encounter, specifically HIV. Any information would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
23 months ago
Welcome back to the forum, but I'm not sure why you found it necessary. This may be a different exposure than the one you described in your previous thread almost a year ago, but it is virtually identical, i.e. hand-genital contact that also may have included saliva exposure (except last time it was a light kiss on the penis). As you were told then, such exposures are entirely free of STD risk. In addition, no STD causes sore throat and runny nose. You caught a cold, that's all. (Maybe from the stripper, but it could have been anyone else -- and parties are just about the most common settings for transmission of colds, influenza, etc.)

So no worries, no need for testing, and if you have a regular sex partner, you can safely continue your usual sexual practices without risk -- except of course for perhaps transmitting your cold virus. If you need more detailed information than this, please re-read your previous thread. Let me know if anything isn't clear.

HHH, MD
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