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Offline axiorama

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Cunnilingus
« on: March 22, 2012, 06:11:05 AM »
Hello,

i have a question regarding the risk of an encounter of mine.
I had unprotected oral sex with a girl. While licking her i noticed a slightly odd taste from her.
I am not sure whether this was the taste of blood. I did not notice any blood during the encounter which was only fingering and licking her.
4 days later i got an angina and penicillin to encounter it. Now about 3,5 weeks later i noticed a swollen lymphnode on my upper
arm just above the bizeps. As far as my whole condition goes i am feeling fine.
But my mind is now playing tricks on me to be honest.

Appreciate your opinion on this.

Best regards,
A.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Cunnilingus
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 08:29:55 AM »
Not an HIV concern.

Offline axiorama

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Re: Cunnilingus
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 08:37:21 AM »
Hi,

thanks for the quick reply. One last thing that keeps bothering me. What if small amounts of menstrual blood may have caused the odd taste i recognized and those small amounts may have gotten into my mouth?

Best regards,
A.

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Re: Cunnilingus
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 08:39:49 AM »
Not a single case of HIV has been fully documented to have been transmitted through cunnilingus. Even if menstrual blood is present, saliva contains over a dozen elements that render HIV incapable of infecting.

This was absolutely not an HIV risk.
"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 axiorama

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Re: Cunnilingus
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 09:16:19 AM »
Not a single case of HIV has been fully documented to have been transmitted through cunnilingus. Even if menstrual blood is present, saliva contains over a dozen elements that render HIV incapable of infecting.

This was absolutely not an HIV risk.

So even with some menstrual blood no risk???

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Cunnilingus
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2012, 09:32:23 AM »
Even with menstrual blood. No risk
"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 axiorama

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Re: Cunnilingus
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 09:49:36 AM »
Sorry to bother again...

Considering the angina 4 days after the encounter and a swollen lymphnode on my arm 3 weeks later would you recommend getting tested?
Interesting thing is that obviously many symptoms occur when one is beginning to think about the situation and starts to worry about it.

Best regards,
A.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Cunnilingus
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 10:08:02 AM »
Neither of those symptoms are HIV-specific.

That "interesting thing" you have observed about "many new symptoms" is what unfortunately occurs frequently when one gets into an HIV jitters mindset.

You did not have a risk for HIV and there is no need for testing. If your symptoms persist you should discuss them with your doctor. They have nothing to do with HIV.

Andy Velez

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Cunnilingus
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2012, 10:09:38 AM »
Sorry to bother again...

Considering the angina 4 days after the encounter and a swollen lymphnode on my arm 3 weeks later would you recommend getting tested?
Interesting thing is that obviously many symptoms occur when one is beginning to think about the situation and starts to worry about it.

Best regards,
A.

Well, correlation does not equal causation. Or, as Andy puts it, feelings are not facts.

If your description of the sexual event is accurate (meaning you did not omit having had unprotected vaginal or anal sex) then there was absolutely no risk for HIV in the situation.

Also, you make a salient point about "symptoms" starting when you begin to worry. HIV panic is a real thing, and the body can produce all sorts of physical manifestations when your anxiety level is high.

The science, however, is adamant. Cunnilingus simply does not transmit HIV.

"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 axiorama

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Re: Cunnilingus
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2012, 10:16:56 AM »
Hey,

no facts omitted. Thank you guys for your patience and answers. Really appreciate your opinions!

A nice day to you!

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Cunnilingus
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 11:51:56 AM »
OK. And you're welcome. Now get on with your life. And make sure to always use condoms for intercourse.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline axiorama

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Re: Cunnilingus
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2012, 09:11:40 AM »
Hi again,

for my own (maybe temporary) peace of mind i just did a rapid combo test (ak/p24) in my local healthcare center which was negative.
I explained that my contact was about 5 weeks ago and the nurse said that their is of course a chance that the p24 part of the test may be reactive by now or during this timeframe.
Beeing a person that tends to some kind of hypochondric behavior this gives me some relief beside the words you have given in the forum here.
Because of my local lymphswelling i got an appointment at my doctor on monday.

Wish you the best!
A.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Cunnilingus
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2012, 09:45:32 AM »
Whatever is going with you has nothing to do with HIV. Get on with your life.
Andy Velez

 


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