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I just discovered that someone who I was intimate with is HIV positive. There was no penetration but his penis did have contact with the surrounding area of my anus. He did not ejaculate but most likely there was pre-cum. Is there a possibility of contracting the disease this way?

How long should I wait before I get tested?


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replied February 28th, 2011
HIV and AIDS Answer A20140
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum.

From the description provided there might be a possibility of infection.

The risk of HIV transmission when either of the partner is infected, increases with the presence of open bleeding cuts, sores, presence of other STDs.

PLEASE NOTE that HIV is transmitted by any activity where body fluids are exchanged, such as:

• Unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sex
• Unhygienic Intravenous drug use
• Poorly sterilized dental and medical equipment
• Unhygienic tattooing
• Unhygienic acupuncture
• Poorly screened blood transfusions
• HIV infected mother to child transmission

HIV is diagnosed based on the serological detection in the blood samples.

A person after exposure to HIV can get tested as early as 4 weeks to 12 weeks with the ELISA for HIV antibody test. 90% of normal individuals who have HIV exposure, will seroconvert within 4-6 weeks. The sensitivity of the ELISA test is 99.9%.

I hope this helps.

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