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Offline Pjc

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Worried again
« on: December 06, 2007, 09:46:39 AM »
Hi,

Last month I had unprotected fellatio with an African prostitute. Two days later I got cold and warm as if I were to be taken with the fever. But no, it stopped the next day. However three days later I got a bit of fever for about 24hours (37,4 Celsius max.). I also had lost my appetite, felt inclined to vomit and got a sty on my eyelid. Anxious as I was, I scoured the net in search for symptoms of hiv infection and these were listed. So a lot of  panic until I found sites that stated that fellatio is by no means a way of transmitting hiv. A big relief.

Nevertheless I still feel a bit worried because I know that viruses mutate or strains get more resistent. This might scare people i.e. what are the chances that hiv mutates and finds a way of infecting people through fellatio ?

K regards.

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Re: Mutation ?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 09:53:31 AM »
Zero.

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Re: Mutation ?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 09:54:08 AM »
Pj,

The virus doesn't mutate in regard to how it is transmitted.

Getting a blowjob is NOT a risk for hiv infection. Whatever is going on with you has nothing to do with hiv.

Along with reading the posting guidelines in our Welcome Thread, click on the link and read the Transmission Lesson.

Here's what else you need to know about hiv...

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 sexually transmitted infections together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

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

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST OVER A BLOWJOB, 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.


Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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Worried again
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009, 08:42:29 AM »
I posted two years ago on this site explaining that I received an unprotected blowjob from an African prostitute. I was reassured that I ran no risk whatsoever contracting HIV. NO WAY, they said.Even with gallons of blood I read in some answers. But now I ascertain that the risk is 1 on 20000. Why that sudden change?
My symptoms at the time were a mild fever (max 37,4 Celsius) ten days after exposure and red itchy spots on the body (very much looking like measles) a month later.
Should I worry ?

Kind regards
CP

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Re: Worried again
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009, 09:19:06 AM »
CP,

If you had an account here two years ago, then you need to use that account and your original thread to have your questions answered - but I'll warn you now, our answers aren't going to be any different to what they were back then.

Ann
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"...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

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Re: Worried again
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2009, 09:24:44 AM »
The problem is that I don't recall the login and my e-mail has changed since then. Sorry for that.
Grtz.

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Re: Worried again
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2009, 09:26:00 AM »
I've found your old account - Pjc - and  - your old thread.

I've disabled your new account as we do not allow people to have more than one account. Please return to your original account and original thread. I will change your email address in your old account to the one you signed up with today.

Ann
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"...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

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Re: Worried again
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2009, 09:37:39 AM »
Pj/CP,

I've merged your threads.

Getting a blowjob is NOT a risk for hiv infection. Not one person has ever been infected this way and you aren't going to be the first. If you cannot bring yourself to believe us, go test and collect your negative result. As long as you haven't been having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse you've neglected to tell us about, a negative result is a foregone conclusion. A blowjob is NOT a risk.

Ann
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"...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 Pjc

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Re: Worried again
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2009, 09:49:53 AM »
That's what I am going to do in order to get peace of mind. I don't understand why some sites tell that the risk is minimal and others say the risk is ZERO. Even the official Belgian site on HIV (Sensoa,working close with the Tropical institution in Antwerp, one of the leading instances in the world on aids) are not very clear. For one group, the heterosexuals there is a minimal risk. And for the gay, there is NO risk for contracting HIV in receiving fellatio. So you must understand my uneasiness.
When I get the result of the test I will let you know.

K. regards
« Last Edit: December 28, 2009, 09:51:47 AM by Pjc »

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Re: Worried again
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2009, 09:54:46 AM »
Pj,

I don't understand it either. We've known for years now that getting a blowjob is not a risk. Some sites are somewhat vague, as they just say "oral" without differentiating between getting and giving. While if a person who has very poor oral health might be at a very slight risk when giving a blowjob, getting a blowjob is in no way a risk. Never has been, never will be. Not only is saliva not infectious, but it also contains over a dozen different proteins and enzymes that damage hiv and render it unable to infect.

And not only that, but 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 no barrier for oral activities, not one of the negative partners became infected with hiv. Not one.

Ann
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"...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

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Re: Worried again
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2010, 07:18:41 AM »
Blood taken. Result tomorrow. Doctor said contracting hiv trough blowjobs is possible. But thinks I am going to test negativ. Let's hope he is right.

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Re: Worried again
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2010, 07:44:12 AM »
Your doctor is totally incorrect.

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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2010, 08:29:44 AM »
PJ,

Your doctor is totally CORRECT that you will test negative over this, but he is INCORRECT when he says it's possible to become infected from getting a blowjob.

If you read the Welcome Thread before posting like you're supposed to, you will have read the following posting guideline:

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Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). If you continue to post excessively after one Time Out, you may be given a second Time Out which will last eight weeks. There is no third Time Out - it is a permanent ban. The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.


Please consider yourself warned!

Ann
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"...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

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Re: Worried again
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2010, 03:20:32 PM »
The result is negativ. What a day. What a stress. What a relief. No more blowjobs without condoms for me.
Thanks for the support.
Wished that I could believe you for 100%. So sorry I didn't.
You are doing great work here. Txs again.
And I hope that soon a cure will be found....

 


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