Hello Doctor. I am an XXXXXXX working in Taiwan. Yesterday
The hospital prescribed me
1) truvada (a PEP)
No risk of HIV
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
HIV is transmitted only by direct sexual contact e.g vaginal, anal or oral sex wherein there is contact with infected mucosal surfaces or via exchange of genital secretions. It is not transmitted through skin to skin contact as during masturbation. There is no need for Prophylaxis.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.
Thank you for the prompt reply.
Is HIV still possible if the girl had cuts on her hands? Though I don't think that was the case. Her hands appeared to be completely smooth.
And, is there any chance of any other sti?
Thanks for getting back. I did not notice or feel blood or anything like that in her hands. She applied some lotion on her hands before the masturbation act.
I understand the HIV test is done at specific intervals only. Do you think I need to be tested further?
I am to get married 1.5 months from now. Will any protective sexual activity be okay?
Regarding STD testing
No. There is no need to test as far as this particular physical act of masturbation is concerned. It is advisable to not indulge in casual sex. Sex with a single, trustworthy and long term sexual partner, who has sex only with you, even if unprotected, is safe and recommended.
Let me know if you need any more assistance
I meant to ask if protected sexual activity with the future wife would be ok? Casual sex is out of the
question. I also definitely will not repeat such an act of masturbation, this was the first and last.
I went to the hospital to collect the reports (blood was collected on 01/01 on the same day). The HIV and syphillis reports say "non reactive" (these were all). There was a different doctor today at the OPD who also questioned such a medication. He stopped all the meds. He thinks that the previous doctor had attended to me during the emergency period of the hospital and thats why probably he went for full measures. He suggested taking another test on 31st XXXXXXX However he told me that I am ok.
Should I worry?
No risk of STDs
I agree with this doctor. There is nothing to worry. I think you can go ahead with your marriage without worrying about this exposure.
let me know if you need any more assistance