HIV RISK AND ANAL SEX
Also, just because you have not experienced flu-like symptoms does not mean you are HIV or STD free. Many people do not show any symptoms when they are infected, so it is possible to have gotten infected and not know it.
It is impossible to tell you what the chances are that you contracted HIV, especially since we do not know if your partner was HIV positive. But we do know that unprotected anal sex puts you at risk for many different STDs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV, and syphilis. And being the bottom elevates your HIV risk.
What you need to do now is get tested! Learn your HIV status. We’d recommend using the most advance HIV testing protocol which would include an HIV RNA test—a special test that finds very small amounts of virus in the blood. If you cannot get an HIV RNA test with your antibody test, be sure the antibody test uses blood and not just the saliva. The saliva HIV tests are just not that accurate in your situation.
To learn more about HIV, visit http://www.sfcityclinic.org/stdbasics/hivaids.asp. For more information on STD testing, visit City Clinic for information about getting tested in San Francisco or call the CDC National Hotline for services near you: 1-800-CDC-INFO.
To your health,
HIV testing and care for those who are eligible -- at City Clinic.