Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV Risk from Precum


QUESTION: I recently met up with a guy I met online. I received oral with a condom on. The guy said that he tested negative in December and met a few other guys before our meeting but always used a condom for everything. During oral, the guy had been stroking himself and had some precum. He then tried to put his finger in my backside but I'm not sure if he had precum on his finger. Am I at any risk and should I get tested? What is the appropriate timeframe to get tested? I've read different times from a few weeks to a few months to get an accurate result. Appreciate any advice you can provide.

ANSWER: Hi Mike,

Unless he was using a funnel and pouring a gallon of pre-cum into your rectum, then no, you're fine :0)


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QUESTION: Thanks for the quick response! Made me feel alot better!

So I don't need to worry about anything or get tested?

For peace of mind, how long would you recommend waiting to get tested.

You can test for antibodies for HIV as soon as 3 weeks after unprotected sexual activity, but optimal results will occur around 3 months after unprotected sexual activity. In your case, you would be getting tested for the halibut, so use your own judgment.


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John Brice


Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.


3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

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Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

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*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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