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Author Topic: Another Oral Sex question  (Read 1843 times)

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Offline TroubledGuy

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Another Oral Sex question
« on: October 30, 2012, 11:57:02 AM »
Here is my story:  Earlier this year I went to a bathhouse and performed oral sex on a number of men.  There was no ejaculation and I don't think there was any pre-cum (at least I did not taste any).  Today I am going to get STI tests done (it has been 12 - 13 weeks since I've been with anyone).  My questions:

What is my HIV risk from fellating multiple guys?  Obviously, I don't know their status.

Have I waited long enough for a conclusive test result?

Thanks in advance for your responses.  I have been sweating this out for awhile.

Offline Ann

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Re: Another Oral Sex question
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 03:20:22 AM »
Guy,

The window period for hiv testing is three months. Any test at the 12-13 week point is conclusive.

You'll get a negative result, because unless you've got absolutely terrible oral health, then you're unlikely in the extreme to become infected through giving blowjobs.

You should be having full sexual health check ups at least once or twice a year anyway, so don't cancel your appointment.

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. 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!

Ann
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Offline TroubledGuy

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Re: Another Oral Sex question
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 12:09:33 PM »
Thanks for the response, Ann.  I got my results yesterday and everything came back negative.

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Re: Another Oral Sex question
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 05:54:32 PM »
Even when it's not a surprise a negative result is always a happy thing. Just make sure you use condoms everytime for intercourse and you will be well protected sexually as far as HIV is concerned.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

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Re: Another Oral Sex question
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2012, 07:12:10 AM »
Guy,

As Andy says, that's good but not unexpected news.

Be sure to make a yearly full sexual health check up part of your life from here on out. Provided you always use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, you can be confident of receiving negative hiv results. 

The other STIs can be much more easily transmitted (and don't always have noticeable symptoms), so make sure you always get checked for everything every time. Think of it like going to the dentist - you may not have a toothache, but you get regular check ups anyway.

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

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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