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Author Topic: Oral sex with HIV positive partner  (Read 2851 times)

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Offline jbrand

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Oral sex with HIV positive partner
« on: August 10, 2011, 08:36:39 PM »
Hello,

About a month ago I had oral sex with an HIV positive man, alot of his Precum and sperm was involved in my mouth and before I gave him head we kissed heavily and his facial hair made my mouth and face sore. I swallowed some of his sperm and had his precum in my mouth for a while. (i might have brushed my teeth before and im known to bleed from my gums) Knowing now that oral sex is a "theoretical risk" would my exposure be an exception?
Also, at the time I had a small wart (hpv) at the head of my penis that was exposed to his sperm as he was jerking me off with it. Im not worried, i just want to know if any of what i did was a risk.

Thanks for your time guys

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Re: Oral sex with HIV positive partner
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 08:59:32 PM »
Your risk was as theoretical as any. Guy on Guy action is going to involve a lot more coarse hair scrubbing, rugburn of the face, etc. Not just facial hair, but stubble too. Can't be avoided.

Tha having been said, saliva contains over a dozen enzymes and proteins that effectively neutralize HIV. Not to mention the pH of the mouth, and it's temperature.  Over a dozen years' worth of careful study of sero-discordant couples (where one is positive and the other is negative) who chose to use condoms ONLY for penetrative anal/vaginal sex, but not for oral, netted absolutely zero infections.

Use a condom for anal sex, and you will avoid HIV. However, other STDs are much more robust, so if you are sexually active, please get an STD screening at least twice a year. Also, read up on syphilis, chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and other STDs. Just so you know.

"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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