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Author Topic: Oral sex issues...  (Read 1496 times)

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Offline IDanceAlone

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Oral sex issues...
« on: September 07, 2011, 06:51:54 PM »
This summer I was with a guy who's Hiv status I don't know. This was my first time with a man and we only had oral sex. I gave him a blowjob (he didn't ejaculate in my mouth, but I'm not sure about pre-cum), and then received cunnilingus from him. I didn't have any bleeding wounds in my mouth, but I did brush my teeth before we started making out.
4 weeks later the lymph nodes in my neck became swollen and I got a mild fever. It's been 9 days now, but I still can't get rid of both symptoms...
The guy said he'd only just separated from his long term girlfriend and seemed quite genuine, but he's also a professional tattoo artist and is covered in tattoos from head to toe, so I thought that might pose a risk too...

I read a few topics on similar cases, and I've been trying to calm myself, but the lymph glands and the fever are not helping. :'(

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Oral sex issues...
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011, 06:53:06 PM »
Oral sex is not a risk of HIV transmission.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Oral sex issues...
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 07:58:02 AM »
The only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. As long as you consistently make sure that condoms are used for those activities you will be well protected.

There is nothing HIV specific about your symptoms. If they are persistent you should discuss them with your doctor. And keep your hands off of your lymph nodes. They are very sensitive to touch and bothering them can create a problem.

This is not an HIV situation.
Andy Velez

Offline IDanceAlone

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Re: Oral sex issues...
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 04:30:13 PM »
Thank you for your replies! So do you think there's no point in me getting tested then?

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Oral sex issues...
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 04:34:24 PM »
No need for testing.

We do in general suggest that anyone who is sexually active ought to have a full STD panel done at least once a year. Other STDs are much easier to acquire than HIV.

But no, I don't see HIV being your problem at this moment.
Andy Velez

 


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