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Offline delacroix88

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Oral trauma
« on: October 04, 2012, 03:37:30 AM »
Dear expert,

The following occurred and I have been worrying myself sick (hopefully needlessly)

- I had a casual sexual encounter with another male who advised that he was HIV negative (although one can't be too sure). I was the recipient in anal sex.
- he placed a condom on, removed it as it was on the wrong way, inverted it and placed it back on his penis i.e. the surface in contact with his precum became the surface in contact with my anal mucosa during sex. lubricant was applied on the condom/penis

2.5 weeks later (i.e now) i have developed a mild itch (especially on clenching) around the anal region. No tears/bleeding/lacerations/blisters/sores/growths are detectable at this stage - it has been a week without change in severity (no improvement nor decline).  also have developed a mild sore throat. 

Should I be worried about transmission of HIV during this incident?  Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Re: worried, precum on condom, HIV risk
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 06:01:49 AM »
del,

You have not had a risk for hiv infection.

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is primarily transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse where the virus never leaves the confines of the two bodies.

Once outside the body, small changes in temperature, and pH and moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect. For this reason, a bit of precum on the outside of the condom isn't going to be a problem. If you had unprotected anal intercourse and he ejaculated directly inside of you, then you would have a reason to be worried.

You should get that anal itching checked out. While it's nothing to do with hiv, it could be a result of quite a few other things.

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.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST FOR HIV SPECIFICALLY OVER THIS SITUATION, 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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

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: worried, precum on condom, HIV risk
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 09:43:02 AM »
Thank you, Ann for the very informative and reassuring response.  I really appreciate its very prompt nature too.  I have made an appointment to see my doctor soon. 

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Oral trauma
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 04:44:34 PM »
Dear expert,

As a result of all your contributions to this forum, I am now more aware of the majority of the risk factors associated with HIV transmission and for that I thank you all sincerely.

I am aware that there is negligible risk of HIV infection when it comes to unprotected oral sex.  However I'm just not sure if this risk level changes if one was deep-throating a very large penis - something I experienced last night.  I woke up this morning with a slightly sore throat (which I can understand would be a result of some trauma from the impact of the penis against the throat walls).  I am unsure of the other party's HIV status but assuming that he was indeed HIV- positive, would the fact that my throat was "traumatised" contribute to an increased risk of HIV infection and therefore a need to seek PEP ASAP?

Other facts of the encounter:
- no anal sex occurred

I thank you kindly in advance for your response.

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Re: Oral trauma
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 05:17:25 PM »
Deep throating a large penis does not elevate your risk for HIV infection. Your own oral health is the issue here, and unless it is medically negligent "google meth mouth" there is absolutely no issue.

The level of "trauma" needed to cause an HIV concern would be something that would necessitate hospitalization. And even then, such an transmission has yet to be identified, so such speculation is simply navel-gazing.

You had no risk for HIV infection, and do not require PEP.

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