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Author Topic: Risk From Mutual Oral  (Read 884 times)

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Offline nycreader

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Risk From Mutual Oral
« on: January 18, 2012, 11:09:44 PM »
Hi AM Forum,

My question is in regard to an exposure I had 37 days ago. I had an encounter with a CSW of unknown status. I was the insertive partner during unprotected fellatio. Additionally, I performed cunnilingus on her, also unprotected. At the time I had a sore on my tongue. I began experiencing flu-like symptoms between 2 and 4 weeks afterwards despite having gotten a flu shot mid-November. A rash formed at the corners of my mouth 3 weeks post-incident. Up until this point I chalked up my situation to anxiety. The rash absolutely terrified me. I am very scared and worried about my situation. It's been 5 weeks since the incident.

My questions are: Would the CSW's viral load be relevant to my situation? Having performed unprotected cunnilingus has me especially worried. Do I really have to wait 54 more days to have a conclusive test result? Any guidance and feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Risk From Mutual Oral
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 11:25:37 PM »
The only thing relevant to your situation was the sexual activity. And none of the things you described in ANY WAY put you at risk for HIV.

For the record, despite the efficacy of this year's flu shot (which is supposed to be pretty high) there are SEVERAL nasty cold viruses going around. Sadly, there is no vaccine for those.

You have had absolutely ZERO risk for HIV however. Please know that.

"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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Offline nycreader

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Re: Risk From Mutual Oral
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 11:43:45 PM »
JK, thanks for the quick and informative reply. I haven't spazzed this hard since my 2003 incident when you, Ann, and Andy squashed my fears. Cheers.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2012, 11:50:21 PM by nycreader »

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Risk From Mutual Oral
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 11:59:15 PM »
Christ, we've been doing this a long assed time.

sigh.

:)

"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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