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Author Topic: What is the Risk?  (Read 816 times)

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Offline jrbarr

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What is the Risk?
« on: March 30, 2013, 02:39:20 PM »
I am hiv+ but my boyfriend is not. While we were kissing and making out things got a little intense and he bit my lip a little too hard. I started bleeding. We went on making out for a minute before either of us realized I was bleeding and he ended up with some of my blood in his mouth. His mouth is healthy -- no sores or bleeding and I have a very low VL (1543). What are thoughts on how much of a risk this was to him? I'm very anxious and concerned.

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Re: What is the Risk?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 03:04:25 PM »
Hi Jrbarr . There are over a dozen different proteins and enzymes in saliva that renders HIV unable to infect . The fact he has good oral health and your viral load is low means that your situation adds up to be a no risk situation . It would be exceedingly rare if HIV were to be transmitted in this way . He would have to have significant oral health issues and you would need a high viral load and a large enough supply of blood to be infectious .

Testing for HIV is a good thing and should be done at least once a year anyway and also in a serodiscordant relationship such as yours . If you are still concerned he can test at 6 weeks and again at 3 months for a conclusive result . I would expect a negative result .

Best of luck .

Offline jrbarr

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Re: What is the Risk?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 05:02:46 PM »
Thanks, Jeff. I felt as though that was the case, but I guess I just needed to hear it from someone else. Was hoping to have something to show to him as well just to ease his mind. Thanks again!

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Re: What is the Risk?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 05:25:01 PM »
Its anecdotal but ... I have been poz for 30 years and most all of my past partners have been HIV negative and they remain so to this day , so with a little care your BF can remain HIV negative also .


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