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Author Topic: Cunnilingus, Hiv risk and test  (Read 5197 times)

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Offline marc12

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Cunnilingus, Hiv risk and test
« on: January 16, 2012, 10:35:50 AM »
I'm sorry to bother you, but I need to find an answer to try to get out of the confusion and anxiety.
I'm Italian man and I hope to write in an understandable way.
I continue to be concerned because I had protected sexual intercourse with a prostitute and performed unprotected cunnilingus. Then I began to worry and after 15 days I did a test for HIV (HIV ab and ag p24 fourth generation): it was negative. I have repeated the same test at the 36th  day (=5 weeks) after risk exposure: always negative. Of course, I do not know if the woman was HIV positive.
In your opinion, I must repeat the test? Also, I read the STD risk chart of San Francisco City Clinic and there cunnilingus should not be at risk for HIV. But other European countries, like Italy, they consider risky. I do not know what to think and what to do. Can I stop worrying? I have to take the test again?

I hope for your response     
Thank you for your attention. I trust in your response.

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Re: Cunnilingus, Hiv risk and test
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 11:07:58 AM »
Anything other than sex with your own hand is theoretically a risk for HIV. But in the real world of the epidemic, we know that the only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse.

You are worrying needlessly. Your saliva contains over a dozen elements and proteins which very effectively prevent the transmission of viable HIV during cunnilingus.

It's no surprise that you tested negative. There was no risk and you don't need to test again.

Get on with your life and just make sure to always use condoms everytime for intercourse.
Andy Velez

Offline marc12

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Re: Cunnilingus, Hiv risk and test
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 12:09:16 PM »
Thanks for the clear answer.     
The time for testing was good? Or I've done it too soon?
There are days when I feel tired, night sweat and I have discomfort in the armpits, at the groin.
Sometimes I think they are discomfort caused by anxiety. And so I always end up in control of my body, the lymph nodes, etc.. 
For these reasons, sometimes  I think of having to re-do the test. And then, my behavior is very low risk and I can feel comfortable?     
Can I have unprotected sex with my wife? 

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Re: Cunnilingus, Hiv risk and test
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 12:53:43 PM »

It doesn't matter when you tested. You were not at risk for hiv infection. You are conclusively hiv negative.

You do not have hiv!!!

And yes, you can have sex with your wife. Have fun.

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