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Author Topic: Couple quick questions if I'm at risk:  (Read 921 times)

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Couple quick questions if I'm at risk:
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:41:09 AM »
Hi Everyone, I have a couple quick questions for the experts here. 4 weeks ago I received a protected BJ from a CSW. during this she took the condom off of my penis and put her saliva on her fingers/hands as lube to finish me off. 2 weeks later I have had the following symptoms: couple times woke up sweaty with rash on arm. Constant what I think are gen. herp outbreaks, horrible head aches, eyes spurratically burn, and ears tend to slightly hurt now and then. also continued faint rashes throughout the day, and pain in groin. Constant feel mildly sick Questions are.......

I have read from the experts here this would be of zero risk for HIV. this is still the case yes?

Would blood in her saliva, if there was blood (HIV survive long enough in the air to go from her mouth, to her fingers, to my penis?

Has anyone ever been infected this way?

Although some people show no symptoms, are these somewhat common HIV symptoms?

speedy response appreciated.....

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Re: Couple quick questions if I'm at risk:
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 12:55:00 AM »
The situation you described wasn't a risk for HIV . HIV risk is from unprotected anal and vaginal sex ... so you can stop worrying about your no risk handjob , no one has ever been infected with HIV from a handjob or mutual masturbation and you will not be the first .

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Re: Couple quick questions if I'm at risk:
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2013, 01:15:42 AM »

There have been no fewer than three long term studies of serodiscordant couples (where one partner is positive and one is negative) that lasted three, five and ten years. The couples used condoms for penetrative anal and vaginal sex, but chose not to use barrier protection for oral sex of any kind. At the end of these studies, not a single person seroconverted due to oral activity. Not one.


You had no risk. None at all.

"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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Re: Couple quick questions if I'm at risk:
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2013, 10:51:26 AM »
Thank you both so much I feel better now

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Re: Couple quick questions if I'm at risk:
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2013, 12:35:52 PM »
If your symptoms persist you should discuss them with your doctor. They have nothing to do with HIV because you haven't done anything risky. Getting a blowjob is one of the most common of sexual activities and in the entire history of the epidemic there has never been a single confirmed case of transmission to a guy in that manner. It's safe to say you won't make history by becoming the first.

Sexually the only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. Use condoms properly everytime for those activities and you will be well protected.
Andy Velez

 


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