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Offline MeetMeThere

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Risk with mouth ulcers
« on: March 31, 2015, 01:39:36 PM »
Hello to the community!
First of all, I want to say keep up with the good job at the forums.

Now to the topic. I am a 21-year old gay man. Lately, I have been having a lot of stress and as a result I have been developing canker sores in my mouth.
So, about a week ago I met with a man. Although he seems to have a few sex partners, we have been chatting a lot and I feel he is vary careful and he is checked quite often for STDs. So when we met, because of my canker sores, I didn't do full oral on him, but just licked the outside of the penis. However, at one time I think I accidentally licked his head and he may have had precum. I immediately put saliva at the tip of my tongue. I did have a canker sore just at the tip of my tongue, it was not open at that time though. Later, I licked his butt before we had anal, and it seemed clean and without any sores. At that time, because of the thrust of the tongue, there is a possibility that a canker sore I had under the tongue opened. We later kissed deeply, but the thing is the other man also had canker sores. We could not taste any blood anytime.
The thing is that one day after our meeting, I developed slight fever at some time and a somewhat sore throat. It went away and after 3 days the slight fever came up again. I know the first one can't be a sign of HIV because of the little time between the possible infection and the symptoms. The most probable thing is that due to anxiety my immune system isn't so good at the moment so these symptoms come from a regular illness.

So what do you think the risk of contracting HIV from all of the above is? What if the other guy is HIV+? I feel I am a bit paranoid but I am full of insecurities because I am young, so any help would be very welcome! Thank you!

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Re: Risk with mouth ulcers
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 02:13:57 PM »
Oral sex is not a risk for infection.  HIV is a very fragile virus that becomes damaged immediately when leaving the host, where changes in temperature, pH and moisture levels, alter the HIV rendering it unable to infect.  The mouth is another barrier in that 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.

Joe

Offline MeetMeThere

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Re: Risk with mouth ulcers
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2015, 02:56:23 PM »
Thank you very much for your reassuring response. Wish you all the best!

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Re: Risk with mouth ulcers
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2015, 03:41:50 PM »
You are welcome.

Joe

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Re: Risk with mouth ulcers
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 10:57:17 AM »
Hello again,
I'm getting stressed out (again) about the oral sex lately, as my mouth is not in perfect condition sometimes. Either I am having mouth ulcers or I'm biting my cheeks.
These days, I've been biting the inside of my cheek and every time I accidentally bite it during eating, it gets easier to be bitten afterwards. I had oral sex last night with someone I know and was tested negative 3 months ago. I had a bitten cheek the day before, but these kind of bites close immediately, so one day afterwards there is practically no open wound.
However, last night, about 30 minutes after oral sex, when there was only precum, we decided to eat, but the cheek biting happened again. I remember having drank water after oral sex. Is it possible that there was some virus left in my mouth from the precum after this time and maybe I led it to the would while checking if it was bleeding (which I did for a minute or so)? Why guidelines generally say not to brush our teeth for an hour after oral sex? Thank you very much!

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Re: Risk with mouth ulcers
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2015, 11:10:33 AM »
Oral sex is not a risk for infection.  HIV is a very fragile virus that becomes damaged immediately when leaving the host, where changes in temperature, pH and moisture levels, alter the HIV rendering it unable to infect.  The mouth is another barrier in that 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.

Joe


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