I’m a 27 year-old male. Recently I received oral sex from a woman, but had two
condoms on at the time. A week after that encounter, I was manually masturbated by
another woman. Afterwards, I exhibited symptoms of Heptatitis B, and subsequently
tested positive for it (thought I was weakly reactive). Except for diarrhea, the Hep
B symptoms have died down. My liver enzyme levels have dropped off pretty sharply
after the diagnosis, and I’m afraid that might be because I also contracted HIV
during one of my encounters. Do you think I might have been exposed, even though I was
Also, do you think it’s likely that I’d get a false positive from an HIV
test, on account of having the Hepatitis?
Any replies would be highly appreciated.
eCureMe’s Advice 1
No, based on the information you’ve given I don’t think you have been
infected with HIV, and I don’t think there is any greater likelihood of HIV
false-positive test because of a positive test for Hep B. But do abstain from sex,
or at least keep practicing safe sex, until your status is clarified and you are
eCureMe’s Advice 2
It is impossible to say if you have HIV without the test. Nevertheless, having gotten
one virus transmitted through blood means that you should get tested, as it is
possible to also transmit other viruses or pathogens. A false positive chance is
extremely, extremely low.
eCureMe’s Advice 3
I am unclear how you contracted Hep B. I don’t think it was because of these
recent contacts. HIV can be present without any symptoms, so that should not provide
you with assurance. You ought to be retested for Hep B (there are several types of
serologies available that may help determine when you were infected) and be tested
for HIV, both now and in 6 months.