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Author Topic: Do I need to test  (Read 736 times)

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Offline WorriedCPL

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Do I need to test
« on: April 24, 2016, 10:47:07 AM »
Thank you for all the valuable advice your team has given worried individuals/couples over the past few years

To begin with my story, I had protected sex with a CSW around 2 weeks back and both occasions finished with a handjob. So basically did not cum inside her.
My main worry is a brief session of cunninlingus that happened for a couple of minutes and I have a history of bleeding gums.

I have read Ann's advice and advice all over that cunninlingus carries little or no risk.

Also I have developed penile warts post the encounter, although have had this before as well (for a brief while)

Should I go ahead and take a test for HIV or is it safe to move on ?

Thanks,
WorriedCPL

Online JimDublin

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Re: Do I need to test
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2016, 10:51:14 AM »
Hi

Ann is correct this is not a risk. Safe for you to move on.

To quote Wade,

" The fluid a woman produces when sexually excited comes from the Bartholin's glands, this is a lubricating fluid and does not have any more hiv present than other bodily secretions such as saliva, sweat or tears.
Saliva, sweat and tears are not infectious fluids. "

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. As you are sexually active, it is highly recommended that you get a full sexual health check-up / screening at least annually including but not limited to hiv testing.

Remember that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's. So please do get fully tested regularly for all STI's including HIV and more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs. Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Finally use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, to avoid sexually transmitted hiv infection.

Kind regards

Jim

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Offline WorriedCPL

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Re: Do I need to test
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2016, 10:54:20 AM »
Many thanks for your advise , my minds at rest now

Online JimDublin

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Re: Do I need to test
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2016, 10:55:09 AM »
Your Welcome
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Offline WorriedCPL

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Do I need to test
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 09:01:50 AM »
Hi,

Another situation that was totally uncalled for, I had protected sex with a CSW,but did not cum inside her.

Finished off with a handjob without the condom and kissing for a brief period, I have had history of bleeding gums, so was wondering if it is safe to proceed or IF I NEED TO TEST.

please dont mind me bothering you with these silly questions, its just that I am anxious and havent been sleeping well.

Kind Regards,
WorriedCPL

Offline Wade

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Re: Do I need to test
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 09:18:50 AM »
Hi, Having protected intercourse , hand jobs and kissing are not risks for HIV.
Continue to use condoms for anal and vaginal intercourse and you can always expect a negative result when you test.

Best, Wade

To avoid infection,
You need to be using condoms for all anal and vaginal intercourse until you are in a trusting monogamous relationship and both have been tested for all STIs and HIV.
Everyone who is sexually active should have an annual exam and test for all STIs and HIV ,and always after unprotected intercourse. Always using condoms will give you peace of mind your tests will return with a negative result.
HIV 101 - Basics
 HIV 101
 You can read more about Transmission and Risks here:
 HIV Transmission and Risks
 You can read more about Testing here:
 HIV Testing
 You can read more about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
 HIV TasP
 You can read more about HIV prevention here:
 HIV prevention
 You can read more about PEP and PrEP here
 PEP and PrEP

 


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