FISTING, CUTS AND HIV RISK
I had a poz partner for three years and fisted him without wearing a glove on a regular basis. Since I've passed the 72 hours in which I could have done PEP (post exposure prophylaxis), is there anything in particular you would advise me to do besides getting tested in three months? As you can imagine, I am starting to get nervous now.
Washing up before and after ass play like fisting or rimming with soap and warm water is a good idea to prevent the transmission of enteric infections like hepatitis A, shigella, giardia and amoebiasis. These could potentially be transmitted from any fecal matter left on your hand if you touch it to your mouth accidentally before washing up.
The CDC recommends all sexually active gay men to be vaccinated for hepatitis A (and hepatitis B). Preventing these infections is much easier than treating them.
To your health,
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