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Author Topic: Gay oral sex, what's the risk?  (Read 3183 times)

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Offline instan

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Gay oral sex, what's the risk?
« on: November 08, 2008, 05:34:05 PM »
Hello there,
First of all let me thank you for the amazing work on this forum, you are really helping a lot of people out there, keep up the good work.
I've read in several places about the possible risks of hiv infection via oral sex, I've found some places where some studies says that gay oral sex can be even a 8% of hiv infections, others says 3%, others much less or even there's just not risk.  I want to know if anyone could tell me which studies are the most trusty ones and why.
This is my case: Two years ago I had unprotected oral sex (giving and receiving) with 3 unknow guys in a row of a year and I can consider I have a poor dental care. What's the risk of being infected?

Thanks in advanced.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Gay oral sex, what's the risk?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2008, 05:35:55 PM »
You read wrong. You are not going to contract HIV from oral sex.

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Re: Gay oral sex, what's the risk?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2008, 06:48:04 PM »
Although there is theoretically risk in giving oral (but not in receiving it), in the real world of HIV infections attributed to giving oral never hold up under scientific scrutiny.

Your saliva has over a dozen elements which are very effective at inhibiting transmission of viable HIV virus. Additionally, there have been very longterm studies of serodiscordant couples, both gay and straight. They had only protected vaginal/anal intercourse and lots of mutual unprotected oral sex. The results have been that not a single seronegative partner has become infectected.

Good sense dictates that if you have an open wound in your mouth or very poor oral health then giving oral might not be a smart thing to do.

We do recommend that anyone who's sexually active ought to have a full STD panel done at least annually. Given what you have reported and assuming you had no other potentially risky situations, I expect you will test negative if you decide to test. A test should be done at 13 weeks after the most recent possibly risky incident to get a conclusive result.

Again, I think you are worrying needlessly.
Andy Velez

Offline instan

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Re: Gay oral sex, what's the risk?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008, 10:03:58 PM »
Thank you guys, your words are really appreciated. I'm more calmed now. And yeah, I actually went to make a test and I'm waiting for my results, I should have them for next week. I guess the waiting was the cause of my anxiety that drove me to write this thread.
Definitely this fright will make me seriously think about using protection with unknow people and bring more attention to my dental care.

Thanks again and have a good day!  ;)

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Gay oral sex, what's the risk?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 08:41:28 AM »
As long as you consistently use condoms for vaginal/anal intercourse you will be well protected as far as sexual risk for HIV.

I expect you to come out of this ok.

Andy Velez

Offline instan

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Re: Gay oral sex, what's the risk?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 06:39:17 PM »
I wanted to come back just to let you know how thankfull I'm with you guys, your words made me calm my anxiety. I did received today my results, I was expecting them for friday. It came out as you said, I'm seronegative.

Again, thank you for the amazing work here, it's great to find people like you around the net.

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Re: Gay oral sex, what's the risk?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 06:59:19 PM »

That good to hear, just remember to stay safe and remember, condoms at all times...NO EXCEPTIONS.

Enjoy a happy and healthy life.

Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Gay oral sex, what's the risk?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 09:12:38 PM »
That's great. And like Jan said, celebrate that happy result by always using condoms for intercourse.

Good luck to you.
Andy Velez


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