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Chances of HIV?
« on: April 09, 2013, 09:39:44 PM »
Hi I recently performed oral sex on a girl I had known for a few months. She says she doesnt have STIs or anything but I can not be too sure whether she is lying because I know she wanted to sleep with me for a while. At the time I did not notice but I had fresh cuts in my mouth due to biting gums from something else. Next morning I also felt having a sore throat and 4 days after, I am feeling sick and spitting out green loogeys. I already made an appointment to check for other STIs but was wondering what are the chances of getting HIV from this? Should I go with a full test including HIV?

Edit : Also if i remember correctly, her vagina had a rather strong smell instead of a nuetral one. Could this have raised chances of HIV?
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 09:58:35 PM »
Hi I recently performed oral sex on a girl I had known for a few months. She says she doesnt have STIs or anything but I can not be too sure whether she is lying because I know she wanted to sleep with me for a while. At the time I did not notice but I had fresh cuts in my mouth due to biting gums from something else. Next morning I also felt having a sore throat and 4 days after, I am feeling sick and spitting out green loogeys. I already made an appointment to check for other STIs but was wondering what are the chances of getting HIV from this? Should I go with a full test including HIV?

Edit : Also if i remember correctly, her vagina had a rather strong smell instead of a nuetral one. Could this have raised chances of HIV?

Hi Mota ... cunnilingus isn't a risk for HIV so you never had a risk .

Your saliva contains many enzymes and proteins that render HIV unable to infect .
There have been no fewer than three separate serodiscordant couples studies (where one person is HIV positive, the other negative.) These couples were tracked for three. five and ten years. The couples used condoms for penetrative vaginal and anal sex, but NO BARRIER at all for oral sex. Any kind of oral sex. These studies yielded NO infections. 

As long as you are using condoms for vaginal and anal sex you will avoid exposure to HIV .

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013, 10:05:37 PM »
Hi Mota ... cunnilingus isn't a risk for HIV so you never had a risk .

Your saliva contains many enzymes and proteins that render HIV unable to infect .
There have been no fewer than three separate serodiscordant couples studies (where one person is HIV positive, the other negative.) These couples were tracked for three. five and ten years. The couples used condoms for penetrative vaginal and anal sex, but NO BARRIER at all for oral sex. Any kind of oral sex. These studies yielded NO infections. 

As long as you are using condoms for vaginal and anal sex you will avoid exposure to HIV .

Thanks Jeff. So to make things clear, cunnilingus has no risk even if someone is HIV + and the giver is Negative. And even if she was, and the giver had cuts in the mouth, he would not be at risk.

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013, 10:11:57 PM »
Thanks Jeff. So to make things clear, cunnilingus has no risk even if someone is HIV + and the giver is Negative. And even if she was, and the giver had cuts in the mouth, he would not be at risk.

That's correct you didn't have a risk . When we give risk assessments we always assume that the sex was with a HIV positive person .

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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 10:16:25 PM »
Thank you very much for the quick responses!

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013, 10:22:12 PM »
You are welcome , that's why we are here . Its now safe for you to move on and put this event behind you . Here are some important things to consider . 

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.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST FOR HIV AT THIS TIME FOR THIS INCIDENT , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care checkup, 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 checkups, 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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