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Offline holland

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i need reassurance
« on: July 23, 2006, 09:40:24 AM »
I had oral sex whit two prostitutes: while i had oral sex with one of them (cunnilingus) for about 5 min the other one sucked my penis...after 10-15 min  i asked them to stop because i was scared about the risk of getting HIV. That's all. I read that receive oral sex is no-risk...but what about cunnilingus?

My girlfriend will come to visit me the next week...we always use condoms...but not for oral sex...what about that? ...and what about the test...i have to do it or not?

Thanks.

P.S. english is not my native language

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Re: i need reassurance
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2006, 09:57:19 AM »
Holland,

The good news is that cunnilingus is only considered a "theoretical" risk.  From what you describe, I wouldn't be concerned about hiv infection.

As long as you use condoms for penetrative sex (vaginal or anal), you will avoid hiv infection.

Morgan
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Re: i need reassurance
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2006, 09:58:40 AM »
Holland,

I should add that receiving oral sex is a no-risk situation.

Morgan
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Re: i need reassurance
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2006, 10:19:48 AM »
Thanks for the good news Morgan...they calmed me down...

I just would like to know if whit theoretical you mean that "it's possible" to get HIV whit cunnilingus but no one got HIV this way.

I know it sound like a really stupid question...sorry!!!

Thanks again.

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2006, 10:34:26 AM »
Holland,

Well......... theoretically you could wake up tomorrow holding a 300 million dollar winning lottery ticket...... but, in the real world, it RARELY happens.

Hiv, for the most part, is spread through unprotected sex (anal  or vaginal).  Because hiv is such a fragile virus, it quickly degrades in its ability to infect once outside the body.

To sum up, receiving oral sex is no risk. Performing it on a man is very,very low risk. Cunnilingus is no real risk (just a theoretical one because of menstrual blood).  Use condoms for penetrative sex and you will avoid hiv infection.  It's just that simple.

Morgan
« Last Edit: July 23, 2006, 10:44:36 AM by Morgan »
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Offline holland

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Re: i need reassurance
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2006, 10:52:27 AM »
thanks again Morgan...

...now i got what you meant whit theorical...it really calmed me down...

I'll wait 12-13 weeks and then i'll do the tests (HIV and other STD) just to be 100% sure...but thank to your answers the wait will be really peaceful.

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2006, 10:59:55 AM »
Holland,

Glad that helps.

The mouth is a very inhospitable place for hiv.  Saliva actually acts to inhibit its ability to infect.  Hiv infection rarely takes place in the mouth.

Take care,

Morgan
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Re: i need reassurance
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2006, 12:37:44 PM »
Holland,

I totally agree with Morgan about the fact that you didn't have a risk of hiv infection through the oral sex you've participated in. I'd just like to add a few things while you're here.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread and click on the links for further information.

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Offline holland

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Re: i need reassurance
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2006, 01:04:34 PM »
Thanks for your answer Ann...

I'll have for sure a sexul health care check-up in the next months...the experience i had made me think a lot about my responsibility for my health and for the health of the persons i can meet in my life.

Thanks again for the quick answers. 

 


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