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Offline biggamejames

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Risk Assessment - Oral Exposure
« on: October 15, 2010, 12:24:32 PM »
Greetings, I have read the info posted on here and it is reassuring. My situation is as follows: I am 30 yr old male and received oral sex from female I met off the net about 8 weeks ago. It lasted 20-30 secs and I did not ejaculate in her mouth, she finished with handjob and I ejaculated. I do not know her HIV status. Is this truly a low/no risk activity? I had not cuts or abrasions on my penis. I tested for Gon, Chlam, Syph, at 30 days post exposure and all came back neg. I also tested for UTI and it came back clear.

I live in Southern California and would like to get the HIV DUO test that tests for antibody and antigens. Does anybody know where i can get this test done at? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Risk Assessment - Oral Exposure
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 12:49:04 PM »
Getting a blowjob is not a risk for HIV infection.

"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: Risk Assessment - Oral Exposure
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 02:55:08 PM »
Nothing you are reporting put you at risk for HIV and there is no need for testing. If you haven't already read our lesson on transmission, (there's a link to it in the welcome thread), the bottom line is the only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. Everything else is strictly theoretical in terms of risk.

Use condoms for intercourse and you will be well protected.

There's no cause for further concern this time.
Andy Velez

Offline biggamejames

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Re: Risk Assessment - Oral Exposure
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 10:16:46 AM »
I realize that there is likely no cause for concern. However, the CDC website has me freaked out. For piece of mind I would like to take the HIV DUO test that was recently FDA approved in the U.S. Does anyone know where they offer it in Southern California?

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Re: Risk Assessment - Oral Exposure
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 11:26:09 AM »
You didn't have a risk as you were already advised and you don't need an HIV test. That would be a waste of money and resources.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Risk Assessment - Oral Exposure
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 11:59:53 AM »
Testing is strictly for your peace of mind because there was no risk whatsoever.

Call any AIDS service organization in your area and they will direct you to where you can get tested.

Andy Velez

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Re: Risk Assessment - Oral Exposure
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2010, 02:06:47 AM »

Getting a blowjob is not a risk for hiv infection. However, as a sexually active adult, you should be getting tested at least once a year anyway.

You can find a place near you to test by using the Health Services Directory at POZ.com.

You will not test positive over a blowjob.

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

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Offline biggamejames

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Re: Risk Assessment - Oral Exposure
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2010, 11:46:18 AM »
Thanks for all the info. I had a rapid oraquick oral at ~55 days after the incident that came back negative. The gentleman that administered the test said the window period was six months. Others say three months and others say that with the newer antibody tests it can be considered conclusive at eight weeks. What's the real info on the window period?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Risk Assessment - Oral Exposure
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2010, 12:07:51 PM »
The window period for someone that has had a risk is 3 months and has been since 2004. You never had a risk.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Risk Assessment - Oral Exposure
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2010, 03:26:20 PM »
The CDC's recommendation for years has been to get tested at 3 months for a conclusive negative result.

The exceptions for testing out to 6 months are if longterm intravenous drug use, organ transplant or treatment for cancer are involved. If none of those are relevant for you then 3 months testing is all you need to do.
Andy Velez


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