Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 23, 2014, 02:08:35 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 643267
  • Total Topics: 48943
  • Online Today: 219
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: bj  (Read 1931 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline redz82

  • Member
  • Posts: 3
bj
« on: March 25, 2010, 07:38:11 PM »
is this a risk?

i'll skip the storytelling and just get to the details-

i reluctantly gave receptive oral to a guy of unknown status for a period of roughly 2-3 minutes. i had smoked meth a couple times about a half an hour before hand, so my mouth was quite dry. i was however chewing gum immediately beforehand, this may have helped, i do not know. i had never smoked meth before, and never do drugs. i otherwise have excellent oral health, and i am fairly certain i had no cuts or sores on my mouth.. i also am not sexually active at all, and this was my first sexual experience. also, because of my reluctance to perform the act, i curled my lips inward over my teeth to protect my gums, did not take much of it inside my mouth, and mostly used my tongue. he did not ejaculate, and though it was quite dark, i noticed no sores or marks on his penis. i did not notice any precum, and did not taste any, though there may have been some. he had trouble keeping it up, and i frequently stopped to complain about the act, for maybe 30 seconds to one minute each time.

it has been a month since, and i have experienced no symptoms, though i know that means nothing here.

my questions are:

1: though i am aware of the studies done with serodiscordant couples and the virtual non-risk of the activity, am i correct in assuming that their oral health and saliva levels were vastly different based on a number of factors? (alcohol, antidepressants, other medications can cause this side effect)

2. is this a sufficient risk for concern of HIV exposure, and do you believe i should get tested.


Thank you.


Offline Matty the Damned

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,228
  • Ninja Please
Re: bj
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010, 07:52:22 PM »
No risk for HIV here. You do not need to be tested for HIV because of this incident.

HIV is is transmitted through (amongst other things) unprotected anal and vaginal sex. The notion that one can contract HIV from giving a man an unprotected blowjob is theoretical and we are yet to see one confirmed case of HIV being transmitted in this manner.

Please read our Welcome Thread and follow the links to our lessons on HIV transmission.

MtD

Offline redz82

  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: bj
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 09:45:00 PM »
Thank you for the punctual response.

It doesn't make any difference that my mouth was quite dry? This should be my last question.

Offline Matty the Damned

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,228
  • Ninja Please
Re: bj
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 09:53:19 PM »
No, it makes no difference. Just because your mouth felt dry doesn't mean saliva was not present.

Really I see no need for HIV testing in this case. Because you're becoming sexually active, you might like to attend a sexual health service or visit your doctor and arrange for hepatitis A and B vaccinations. HAV and HBV are more prevalent in the community than HIV, far more transmissible than HIV and entirely preventable.

MtD

Offline redz82

  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: bj
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010, 05:54:45 AM »
Thank you for the response. I would like to point out that I am not becoming sexually active, and do not plan to be any time soon. I am absolutely a virgin, and this was the first time I had ever engaged in any sexual behavior of any kind. I have heard of cases where people say they have been infected in this manner, sometimes on this forum,  and that irks me occasionally. . Do you or anyone else have any thoughts on this? Thanks again. That's all I have to ask.

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: bj
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010, 06:03:51 AM »
Some people don't want to admit their true exposures. Like you have been advised you never had an exposure.

Offline Matty the Damned

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,228
  • Ninja Please
Re: bj
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2010, 06:37:50 AM »
Thank you for the response. I would like to point out that I am not becoming sexually active, and do not plan to be any time soon. I am absolutely a virgin, and this was the first time I had ever engaged in any sexual behavior of any kind. I have heard of cases where people say they have been infected in this manner, sometimes on this forum,  and that irks me occasionally. . Do you or anyone else have any thoughts on this? Thanks again. That's all I have to ask.

Performing oral sex on another person constitutes sexual activity. From a clinical perspective you would be viewed as being sexually active.

Whilst, in my opinion, you do not need to be tested for HIV you should be aware that a number of other sexually transmissible infections can be spread via unprotected oral sex.

MtD

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 24,897
Re: bj
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2010, 08:45:04 AM »
Oral sex is one of the most common of sexual activities. Although we do from time to time get reports of someone insisting it was through giving oral they became infected, those reports never seem to hold up under careful examination of the facts. Among the reasons for inaccurate reporting are someone's memory is clouded by having been drinking or drugging or they don't want to acknowledge what actually happened.

Your saliva has over a dozen elements and proteins which form a very effective barrier against the transmission of viable HIV. Could transmission happen through giving oral to another guy? Theoretically, yes. But as long as you have good oral care and are without any fresh wounds in your mouth I don't see any serious cause for concern. We would have known long before today if it was a serious risk.

In terms of giving oral or any sexual behavior, I always recommend that you do only what you are comfortable with in terms of risk. Having sex with anything other than your own hand potentially and theoretically is risky. You're just becoming sexually active, so I suggest that you go at the pace you are comfortable with that feels right for you.

Cheers.

  
« Last Edit: March 27, 2010, 08:46:38 AM by Andy Velez »
Andy Velez

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.