[Question #6872] Follow up on #6847.

12 months ago
Dear Dr HHH, 

I have a little info to add on to the situation. 
The penis was at the vestibule becoz I wasnt ready for sex, the vaginal canal opening was tightened. As you know, he thrusted a few times, & it only hit the opening of the vaginal canal but unable to penetrate deeper.
 Is there is a risk for hiv if his precum came in contact of the surrounding vestibule or the opening of the vaginal canal? 

Lastly, I did a test on 41days with Alere combo & thankfully it was negative. I heard it's really reliable. I wanna hear your opinion on it. 

Thank you so much! :) 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
12 months ago
Welcome back, but sorry you found it necessary. I suggest you re-read our previous discussion, which made it clear there was no risk; especially read my comments about how low the risk would have been even with unprotected intercourse to completion; it will be obvious that this additional information makes no difference. And you've now also had a conclusive HIV test result. The Alere Combo is one of the AgAb (4th generation) blood tests that are conclusvie by 6 weeks. ( 41 days is close enough to 6 weeks to be considered conclusive.)

So all is well; there is no chance you have HIV. No worries! I hope these comments are helpful. Best wishes and stay safe.

HHH, MD 
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12 months ago
To confirm: 1)I have no risk & 2) my result is conclusive? 

Thank you Dr HHH! 
12 months ago
Even with rough fingering the vaginal before that.. the precum do not pose a risk? 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
12 months ago
Yes to both questions and roughness of fingering doesn't matter. There has never been a known case of HIV transmitted sexually without penile penetration into vagina, rectum or (very rarely) mouth. Maybe you'll also be reassured to know that in the 15 years I and Dr. Hook have been doing this and a preceding forum, with thousands of questions from people worried about catching HIV, not one has turned out to be infected. You will not be the first. IF and when that happens, it will be from a real risk, like unrptected sex with a known infected partner.

Got it?
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12 months ago
Get it.

He did penetrate into vagina but couldnt get pass the vaginal canal opening (the second opening, not sure the name ).
Last question, Doc, is this consider no penile penetration into vagina? 

Thank you for your replies!
12 months ago
I found the word, Doc. Introitus.. opening of the vaginal canal. 
So the penis stopped right there. Hit it a few times. 
Is there a risk? Precum in contact with the surrounding. I promise to stop asking after this is answered. 

Appreciate your reply! 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
12 months ago
I understood the nature of the exposure including brief inteneded penetration, perhaps beyond the introitus. Still very low risk. However, the level of risk at the time of the event no longer matters. No matter how high it was, you hafe had a conclusive test result that proves you were not infected. You could have had the highest risk imaginable and my reply and advice would be the same:  move on without further fear.

That concludes this thread. Please note the forum does not permit repeated questions on the same topic or exposure. This being your second, it will have to be your last one; future new questions about this exposure, testing, and your fears about HIV may receive no reply and the posting fee will not be refunded. This policy is based on compassion, not criticism, and is intended to reduce temptations to keep paying for questions with obvious answers. In addition, experience shows that continued answers tend to prolong users' anxieties rather than reducing them. Finally, such questions have little educational value for other users, one of the forum's main purposes. Thanks for your understanding. 

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