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I have a red lump on my thigh near the anus. Can I be infected with HIV?


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Published At December 13, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had sex with a CSW (Community Sex Worker) last night. I only had a receiving unprotected sex for one to two minutes. We did not use any protection. We did not do anything other than that. I did not ejaculate in her mouth. I do not know about her HIV status. I am scared if there are any concerns about HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) or STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)as today morning I noticed a red lump on my thigh near the anus area. I was not sure if it was there earlier. But I am pretty sure that that part was not exposed to oral sex. Could you advise me what should be done?

Answered by Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.

The red sore is just a skin crack. I suggest you use triple antibiotic Neosporin (Bacitracin, Neomycin, and Polymyxin B) ointment twice daily. Unprotected sex is never safe though oral sex is still safer as compared to unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Nevertheless, there is a risk of transmission of herpes simplex, gonorrhea, and chlamydia if she had throat infection with gonorrhea or chlamydia Therefore you must screen for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases). Do you have any symptoms of burning micturition or urethral discharge?

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

No, I do not have any burning micturition or urethral discharge. I was very much worried if it might cause HIV in case if she was positive. I would be extra careful from now on.

Answered by Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com.

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) risk is negligible unless she had oral sores or bleeding gums. Still, you must screen for other STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) like herpes simplex virus, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sushil Kakkar
Dr. Sushil Kakkar


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