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Author Topic: Risk Concerns...  (Read 1440 times)

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Offline sortaconcerned

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Risk Concerns...
« on: June 05, 2008, 06:02:34 PM »
Anyways I am a gay male i get tested every 6 months (when i was sexually active), then i well kinda took a celibacy after one exposure when a condom broke (i was the top) exposing the head of my penis (for unknown time) anyways after testing a lot of times (about 6 times) during 85 day period (lats test being a rapid test at 86 days, as well as STD all negative) i kinda just believed i didn't contract HIV. But, one of my other concerns is that after  a month after the last one i gave and receive  oral sex from/to a guy i don't know :S. So my questions are should i Test for this last sexual activity or the first?

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Risk Concerns...
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008, 06:11:53 PM »
No guy has ever been confirmed to have become infected by getting a blowjob. It's safe to say that you aren't going to make history by becoming the first.

As for the risk by giving head there are always stories popping up by someone who insists they became infected by doing that. This despite the fact that saliva contains over a dozen elements which disarm HIV. The claims never seem to hold up under careful scientific scrutiny. And the longterm studies of sero-discordant couples, both gay and straight, who have had lots of unprotected mutual oral and only protected intercourse, with not a single sero-negative partner having become infected thus far.

But I always say as far as giving head, it's a matter of deciding what your comfort zone is personally. Obviously if you have open sores in your mouth say from oral surgery or the like, then sucking someone may not be a good idea. Some say the risk is less without ejaculation.

In general we say that anyone who's sexually active ought to have a full STD panel done regularly -- at least once a year.

But no, I wouldn't think testing to be necessary over this one specific incident under discussion.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline sortaconcerned

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Re: Risk Concerns...
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008, 06:19:47 PM »
Thank you for the quick reply and no there was no ejaculation in my mouth (maybe precum) :S and i don't have bad oral hygiene (well i have one last wisdom tooth coming out but i don't think there are big sores are bleeding), eased my concern :)

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Re: Risk Concerns...
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008, 10:01:55 PM »
Good. I'm glad you found our exchange to be helpful.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

 


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