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Offline alabama04

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Oral Scare. Please Help
« on: July 03, 2015, 10:26:22 PM »
Hello guys, first time poster here.

About 8 weeks ago, i had protected vaginal sex with a sex worker. I performed unprotected
Oral sex on her for about 45 seconds. The following few days i had night sweats(guilt and anxxiety i believe) and also developed a coated tongue and burning outh. I got a full STI check at 2 weeks and everything came back negative. I did oraquick mouth swabs at 3 and 6 weeks which both came back negative. My anxiety is killing me and i know i have to het tested at 12 weeks but what are the chances of me being positive after my negatives? I know i made a horrible decision and havent been able to stop thinking about it. Ive read that. 6 week negative is somewhere feom 95-98.7% accurate but i am still freaking out. Thanls for the help in advance!

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Re: Oral Scare. Please Help
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 10:28:29 PM »
Also around the 6 week mark i noticed tingling in my fingers and palmse

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Re: Oral Scare. Please Help
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2015, 11:20:00 PM »
You can relax as you never had a risk.  Oral sex is not a risk for infection.  HIV is a very fragile virus.  Its outer surface becomes damaged, immediately when leaving the host; where changes in temperature, pH and moisture levels, alter the HIV outer surface, rendering it unable to infect.  The mouth is another barrier, as it protects us from pathogens that we encounter daily and it contains over a dozen proteins and enzymes that alter the HIV leaving it unable to infect.

There have been no fewer than three separate serodiscordant couples studies (where one person is HIV positive, the other negative.) These couples were tracked for three. five and ten years. The couples used condoms for penetrative vaginal and anal sex, but NO BARRIER at all for oral sex. Any kind of oral sex.

These studies yielded NO infections.

You have not had a risk and you do not need to test over this incident.  If this incident it your only concern, Your 6 week negative result is conclusive: you are negative.


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Re: Oral Scare. Please Help
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2015, 12:35:06 PM »
Joe, thank you for the information and reassurance. I have read that oral sex, cunninglus especually is low risk, but not no risk. I have also read that extenuating circumstances such as other STIs can affect the probability of transmission. I think thats why i have been freaking out because of the thrush i developed immediately afterwords and also the tingling that has developed.

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Re: Oral Scare. Please Help
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2015, 03:08:56 PM »
You are welcome.



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