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I had sex with a friend and it was unprotected and I'm not on birth control. I know I'm not pregnant but I'm worried about possibility of something else. Like HIV or of sort, should I get tested? And also my bf fingered me and i started bleeding but I wasent on my period..I'm wondering what could've caused that.

Hi there,

Thanks for your questions.

If you've had unprotected sex, it's a good idea to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Because these tests have a "window period", the best time to get tested is about 3 weeks to 3 months after a possible exposure. If you're not sure where to get a test, look on the clinic finder on the site.

You mentioned you were bleeding after being fingered. I can't diagnose this over the internet, but there are a few possibilities. Sometimes, having an infection like Gonorrhea or Chlamydia can cause a bit of bleeding like this. Or, the bleeding could just have been from a small tear in your skin from friction. Again, getting tested will help you figure this out, and if you have Gonorrhea or Chlaymdia, they are easily cured with antibiotics.

You also said you were not on birth control. Have you had a menstrual period since you had sex with your friend? If your period does not come when expected, it might be good to get a pregnancy test, just to make sure you didn't get pregnant. In any case, birth control would not prevent you from getting STI's, just from getting pregnant.

Let me know if this answers your questions,

Health Nurse



This answer was posted on March 24, 2014

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