Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 21, 2014, 12:04:00 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 23290
  • Latest: mjdc
Stats
  • Total Posts: 635468
  • Total Topics: 48205
  • Online Today: 258
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: Another oral sex question  (Read 3342 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline raider48

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Another oral sex question
« on: July 30, 2006, 09:44:36 PM »
I need help here. I did a really stupid thing last night. Got drunk and went to another guy's house that I had been chatting with on the internet and ended up giving him head. He didn't cum in my mouth but I suppose there probably was so pre-cum. Did this for about 20 minutes or so. I also brushed my teeth about 20 minutes or so before going over there and used mouthwash, didn't see any blood. He said he was clean but who knows? I'm pretty freaked out right now over my stupidity. Any comments would be appreciated...

Offline Morgan

  • Member
  • Posts: 382
  • You did WHAT??
Re: Another oral sex question
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2006, 10:34:25 PM »
Raider,

Performing fellatio without ejaculation carries a minuscule risk.  The mouth is a very inhospitable place for hiv.  Saliva actually inhibits hiv infection.  It is very rare for hiv infection to take place in the mouth.

Your risk is so low, I wouldn't even recommend testing.  You'd sooner win the lottery than become infected in this incident.

Morgan
Morgan Landers

Offline raider48

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: Another oral sex question
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2006, 10:51:48 PM »
Morgan, thanks for the quick reply. This site is great as are the people on here. So you don't think I need testing? I hate the fact that I'm not smarter with this, I'm not a kid and should have been better informed and definetly made a better decision. I think rather than having anymore sex for awhile I'm going to educate myself first... I'm still sort of freaked out though, even though I'm reading through some other posts now and I do feel a bit better. Gosh I hope I can sleep, I didn't even lay down last night, I just paced all night... thanks

Offline Morgan

  • Member
  • Posts: 382
  • You did WHAT??
Re: Another oral sex question
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2006, 10:57:11 PM »
Raider,

This site is an excellent place to get up to speed where hiv is concerned. 

Morgan
Morgan Landers

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: Another oral sex question
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2006, 04:41:44 AM »
Raider,

I urge you to read through the Welcome Thread and follow the links found there.

In the transmission lesson, studies concerning oral sex are discussed. There have been long-term studies of couples where one is positive and one is negative. In the couples who used condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, but not for oral activities, not one of the negative partners became infected with hiv. Not one. This shows us two things. One, condoms are very effective for the prevention of hiv transmission. Two, oral sex is much lower risk than previously believed. We now have the evidence that oral sex is a very low risk activity where hiv transmission is concerned.

While you do not need to test over this specific incident, 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.

If you do decide to test over this incident, wait at least six weeks because the vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test postive by that point.

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.

Use condoms for intercourse and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline raider48

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: Another oral sex question
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2006, 05:15:15 PM »
Thanks Ann for the reply, I will read the material right now...

Offline raider48

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Home Access testing kit
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2006, 05:44:39 PM »
Do the same rules apply to use these, 12-13 weeks? Just curious and what are your thoughts as far as accuracy? Thanks

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,286
Re: Home Access testing kit
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2006, 05:46:25 PM »
Same rules apply. 12\13 weeks then test.

Offline raider48

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Varied Opinions
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2006, 06:13:58 PM »
How come there's so many opinions about the risk of oral sex? Like if if listen to the CDC it sort of puts me into the panic mode again, you would think they would know right? But honestly I put more stock in your opinions (maybe cause it's comforting) I dunno. Maybe I should quit searching the net. Maybe the are just covering their bases to error on the cautious side? thoughts?

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: Another oral sex question
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2006, 07:38:59 PM »
Raider,

I've merged your two new threads into your oringinal thread - where you should post all your addtional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines.

Thank you for your cooperation.

As for your question about oral, if you'd read the Transmission Lesson, you'd know the answer.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline jkinatl2

  • Member
  • Posts: 6,007
  • Doo. Dah. Dipp-ity.
Re: Another oral sex question
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2006, 07:51:51 PM »
There are "many" opinions because not every web site or even every organization updates their information regularly. Moreover, government-funded orgs like the CDC are political in nature, and the current political climate in the USA downplays the role of condoms in HIV prevention in favor of abstinence. Sadly, the CDC reflects this theorcratical position in many of it's STD/HIV related information, playing rather fast and loose with what passes for fact.

That's why sites like aidsmeds are so important. We rely on current, first-tiered peer reviewed information, and make NO risk assessment or HIV transmission assertion we cannot thoroughly document with ample evidence.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

Welcome Thread

Offline raider48

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: Another oral sex question
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2006, 09:34:23 PM »
I've read everything. Thanks for bringing me up to speed on everything, I appreciate everyones help as I'm sure everyone does. It does seem like certain websites definetly have their own agenda. What's weird is even allot of doctors seem to think like the CDC, or at least it seems like it. Maybe it's just not their specialty or something. Thanks to you guys for easing my fears (somewhat) with real life facts, at least I think I can eat a real meal for the first time in 48 hours..

Offline raider48

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: Another oral sex question
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2006, 06:52:51 PM »
Is there a difference in accuracy between going to a clinic and the Home Access kit? Just wondered because I would rather do the home access if all is the same. I still have to pay at the clinic so it might even be cheaper to do the home access method.
I've been tested before at the clinic before and they took a vile of blood where as the home access on;y needs a few drops, I guess I'm sort of confused on why that is, if it's a different method or something.. Thanks for your help on here.

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,286
Re: Another oral sex question
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2006, 07:06:30 PM »
If you are going to test I recommend that you use a clinic.

Offline raider48

  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: Another oral sex question
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2006, 08:23:55 PM »
Thanks for the response. Ultimatetly I will use the clinic. My plan was to maybe use the home access at like 6-8 weeks, I think more for peace of mind. I will eventualy go to the clinic because I want to be tested for all the STD's, but I'm kind of confused when to be tested for them, you know the waiting period. I could be tested at 13 weeks for everything, however it seems like a couple of them the sooner you catch them the better, so I'm in my research mode for the waiting period for all of them. I know my risk was considered minimal and it was suggested that I didn't even need testing, but I'm going to take the advice on here and start doing yearly checks anyway. If you or anyone has any input on the waiting period for the STD's that would be great in helping me figure out when I'm going....

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.