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Offline rodrigoMvd

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Oral sex with Gingivitis
« on: September 28, 2011, 07:57:39 PM »
Hi,

I've been reading this forum and found it to be a helpful place for people like me who are having doubts about being infected. Well, the thing is that I dated two guys (I'm gay) in the past and had oral sex with them, for anal intercoupse we used condom so we never had a risk there. So, the problem is that I have a geographical tongue and once in a while get open sores in my tongue, and I also have gingivtis. This is nothing related to HIV cause I've been dealing with it since I was a child. Well, my question is ... knowing this and that I had oral sex with them having some open sores in my mouth (I trusted on them that's why I did it) is there any chance if one them was infected for me to get HIV out of this?. I don't really have any synthoms. Would it be necessary to test? (I do it once a year).

Thanks, I'll appreciate your answer.

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 08:34:27 PM »
Your saliva has over a dozen elements and proteins which very effectively prevent the transmission of viable HIV. So you are worrying needlessly.

We do advise that in general anyone who is sexually active ought to have a full STD panel done at least annually. Other STDs are much easier to acquire than HIV. But this time I don't see any need for specifically HIV testing.
Andy Velez

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 09:32:05 PM »
Thank you Andy. I have another question for you but I don't know if I should open another topic. I just found on my neck some kind of warts and I've been diagnosed with a virus called "molluscum contagiosum" they told me it would be appropiate to have an HIV test. Do you think it might have something to do with HIV? Should I spect a positive result? I got really scared after being diagnosed with that.

Thanks

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 09:33:55 PM »
You should keep all of your entries in this same thread. That's the rule of this site.

As for your molluscums, that is not an HIV specific symptom. Check them out with your doctor. HIV is not your issue. Really.
Andy Velez

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 09:42:56 PM »
Ok , thank you Andy In case I had HIV (Now I know I don't) these sympthons would start some years after being infected, right? I told my doctor I tested negative a year before, but anyway he asked me to do it

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 11:41:08 PM »
Please get tested for all STDS at least once a year. Yes, this includes HIV.

And trust me, if your immune system was depleted, you would test positive by then.

"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."

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 06:26:31 AM »
Rod,

Molluscum contagiosum is a very easily transmitted virus - anyone can get it, and it is a common infection in children. It can be spread through skin-to-skin contact, and also through contact with things like towels or clothing that have come into contact with someone's MC bumps. It's not necessarily sexually transmitted - any close skin-to-skin contact can result in infection.

As Jonathan mentions, any sexually active adult should be having regular sexual health check-ups. It's what responsible adults do.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

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

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 07:57:11 PM »
Thank you guys!, As the doctor said... I'll be testing later this week, and as soon as I get my results I'll be sharing them here. Now I know I should expect a negative result.

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2011, 08:17:05 AM »
OK. We're expecting you to test negative for sure.
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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2011, 10:26:07 PM »
Hi everyone, it's been a long time but next Monday I will be testing... I asked my doctor if I could get HIV from oral sex and he told me, if I have an open sore or wound in my mouth it could happend... Knowing that once, one of these guys I slept with, cum on my tongue... would it increment my risks of getting hiv?. Thanks

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 01:53:46 AM »
Sadly, not all doctors are up to date with HIV transmission information.

No one has ever been documented as getting infected through the method you describe. People claim it a lot, but serodiscordant couple study disproves this time and time again.

"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."

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011, 06:33:58 AM »
Rod,

Yep; what Jonathan said.

Unless you've been having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse that you have not told us about, then you are assured of a negative result.

Ann
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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2011, 06:47:25 PM »
Hello again!, I'm having a hard time with this, I decided to test tomorrow... after searching for Molluscum contagiosum I found it to be a normal thing on HIV positive people, and most adults get it having sex...  I found another one of these molluscums on my pelvis, I always wear condoms but I dont know what could have happened ... :(

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2011, 06:56:09 PM »
Molluscum contagiosum - is CONTAGIOUS.

It is spread from skin to skin.

Anyone can get it. It is not infectious, it is contagious.
"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."

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2011, 11:08:13 PM »
Tomorrow is the day! I will do it on a private lab so my results will be ready only in hours... I'm really scared, I know you've helped me a lot to control my anxiety but I guess it's always scary being tested. I'll be here tomorrow posting my result whatever it might be.

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2011, 07:43:08 AM »
Rod,

We have repeatedly told you that we fully expect you to test negative. So chill out!


Unless you've been having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse that you have not told us about, then you are assured of a negative result.


Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Oral sex with Gingivitis
« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2011, 07:44:08 PM »
Well people, I finally got my results everything went as you expected, I tested negative!. Thank  you guys, you are really helping people understand how to really take care. As you already know, my doctor told me my activity was a high risk one, but I guess you're experiencie is much more valuable than his theories. Again, thank you !

 


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