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Offline ducheau

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Worried
« on: August 13, 2006, 09:49:27 AM »
Hi all,

I have recently had unprotected oral sex with an anonymous partner.  Unfortunately cum was exchanged.  According to the CDC I am at high risk for contracting HIV. Is this true?  I have read blogs saying that it's very hard to contract HIV this way?  Who is right?  Should I be tested?



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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Worried
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006, 10:02:58 AM »
So you gave someone a blowjob? It's not high risk, it is low risk. If you received a blowjob there is no risk at all.

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Re: Worried
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006, 10:54:37 AM »
Ducheau,

Can I remind you of a reply you posted not long ago in this forum?

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You should really mind your own business.  Just because I am (thankfully) negative I still know a lot about HIV and how it is transmitted.  I was just trying to ease his concerns because I have been through the same thing. (click here)

Hmm, have you forgotten what you've learned?

I suggest you read through the  Welcome Thread and follow the links to the Transmission lesson for a refresher course. Pay particular attention to the discussion on the serodiscordant studies where the negative partners who used condoms for intercourse but not for oral did not become infected.

Getting a blowjob is not a risk of hiv infection. GIVING a blowjob is about as low a risk as you can get. It's rare for hiv to be transmitted in this manner.

Here's more information to refresh yourself with:

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.

Ann
 
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Offline ducheau

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Re: Worried
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2006, 11:27:44 PM »
Ann,

Please stop giving wrong medical advice!!!! 

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Re: Worried
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2006, 11:28:54 PM »
Having reread Ann's response, I fail to see incorrect advice. Could you possibly elaborate?

« Last Edit: August 14, 2006, 12:08:44 AM by jkinatl2 »
"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

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Re: Worried
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 06:20:27 AM »
Ducheau,

You sent me the following PM:

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I just spoke to a doctor (who happens to be an hiv specialist here in DC)  and he said that oral sex with fluids exchanged is high risk not low risk like you said.

Are you a medical doctor?  I think not.  You should not be giving any medical advice.   Or at least read up on things before you shoot your mouth off!!!

I have done extensive reading of up-to-date, first-tier, peer-reviewed studies as published in current medical/scientific journals. And I stand by the advice given by myself and others on this website. Perhaps it is your doctor who should get reading.

And perhaps you should read the Transmission Lesson linked to in the Welcome Thread. If you do not like the advice given on this website, feel free to go elsewhere.

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 jkinatl2

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Re: Worried
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006, 08:04:37 AM »
Beyond Worried Well.


"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."

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