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How can anyone detect that he or she is HIV positive?

Goodmorning Doctor, I am from India, Age 34, Male. I had full body massage a month ago. The massage was given by a male. This session lasted for an hour. During the entire session, he was FULLY clothed. He massage my penis. (I did not ejaculate but was erect). He used his hands only. However I am not aware of any cuts or wounds on his hands. We did NOT have oral/anal sex. Apart from this I did not have sex with anyone nor I do drugs. Last week I suffered diarrehea. Doctor prescribed me probiotics and prebiotics and now I am feeling very tired. Am I at the risk of HIV? Are these symptoms of HIV. Do I need any Tests? Is there any risk of having sex with my wife? (I don t want to pass on the infection, if I have the possibility to catch from above incidence.Please help. I regret the act.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014
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I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

Since there was no sexual intercourse (anal/oral) and from the description there was no contact of his body fluids (blood,sperm) there was no possible exposure.

One can contract HIV from unprotected sexual intercourse or bloody contact (needle sharing).

You have nothing to worry about.The risk that you contracted HIV from this episode is inexistent.
The symptoms you are having might due to stress and anxiety of thinking this possibility.
Put your mind in rest and be more carefully next time.

Hope my answer has helped.
Take care
Dr.Rovena Murati
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