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Offline scaredtodeath

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oral sex
« on: July 28, 2006, 10:55:44 PM »
Hi, sorry for posting this, I know this question has probably been posted thousands of times, but I am really freaked out.
I went to a massage parlor where I had protected sex with her, and she gave me protected oral sex, however I have her oral sex without anything in between her vagina and my tongue.
I am not sure, I am really worried that I might have gotten HIV or any other STD from her from having given her oral sex. I gave oral sex for probably 10 minutes, and stupid of me didn't think about using a condom and right now I am really really worried.
I read the welcom guide and read the part on this case, but does not really conclude, I was told that the risk is vyer very low, but still, I need mor einfo, should I get tested for some STDs?
Really worried.
Thank you for any of your answers.

ScaredToDeath

PS: Don't know her status, though I should probably ask her, and also, I am feeling some discomfort in my throat, starting like 2 hours ago, after doing what I said. Though I think this is probably more a psychological effect due to what the probably risk are (other STD's) and what they do, so, any thoughts? I am thinking about doing a battery of STD test, different STD's in about a week, to see if anything shows up, as I said, I am Scared to death for having done this... it was really really really stupid... Thank you
Thanks
« Last Edit: July 28, 2006, 11:07:26 PM by scaredtodeath »

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Re: oral sex
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006, 11:22:21 PM »
Asking her status is immaterial. You did not put yourself at any significant risk for HIV. Certainly not worth testing over. Giving oral sex to a female has yet to be documented as a route for HIV infection. Other STDs? Possibly. But not HIV.

Your sex was protected, getting fellatio is not a risk, and performing cunnilingus is not a risk for HIV.

It's your choice, of course, as to whether you wish to accept that.

I do recommend that anyone who is sexually active (especially with multiple partners) get a full STD panel, including an HIV test, twice a year. That's not saying you had a risk. It's simply advice as to how to have a responsibility towards your own sexual health.

"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 scaredtodeath

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Re: oral sex
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006, 12:02:35 AM »
Thanks a lot for your answer jkinatl2.
I do take your word for the HIV part then, but should I get tested for any other STD?
And since it was today, when should I get tested?
Thanks for your help.

ScaredToDeath

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Re: oral sex
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2006, 12:11:00 AM »
Well, syphilis can be transmitted through giving oral sex to a female, and it has a 90 day testing window. Other STDs that can be transmitted include gonnorrhea and chlamydia, and they usually show up within two weeks past exposure.

Like I said, a full STD panel twice a year, including an HIV screening, is the smartest and most responsible thing a person can do if they are sexually active with multiple partners. But insofar as this particular incident is concerned? I would not necessarily test for anything, unless you get persistent sore throat or other similar symptoms (and even then, we are talking the slight possibility of gonnorhea/chlamydia, NOT HIV).

This is not an HIV situation.

"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 scaredtodeath

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Re: oral sex
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006, 12:13:32 AM »
Thanks a lot for your answer.
That will, for sure, give me peace of mind. Thanks a lot jkinatl2.

ScaredToDeath

Offline scaredtodeath

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Re: oral sex
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2006, 05:26:43 PM »
Hey, sorry for bothering again.
It's been 24 hours since my encounter, and I got fever, and headache, is it possible that that is any sign of any infection related to any STD?
Thanks again, I am really worried.
Someone else suggest that this headache and fever might be related to stress, as I am worried with this and with something completely non related to this.
Thanks for any advice.

ScaredToDeath

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Re: oral sex
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2006, 05:49:26 PM »
Possibly. See your doctor if it continues.

Offline scaredtodeath

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Re: oral sex
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2006, 05:51:12 PM »
Thanks for your answer.

 


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