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Risks from oral
« on: September 20, 2013, 08:33:35 AM »
I have been dating this guy for a couple of months and while our intercourse was always protected he did once ejaculate in my mouth and I swallowed it. He has recently tested positive. I fully intend to get thoroughly tested but I want to know my risk factors. As you can imagine I am freaking out. Thank you.

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Re: Risks from oral
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013, 08:45:06 AM »
Hi Byob ... the risk factors for HIV are as follows ...

Sharing IV drug needles immediately after use.
Unprotected anal and vaginal sex.
Mother to child during or shortly after birth
Very specific healthcare situations.

In the 30 + years of the HIV epidemic there have only been a scant few documented cases of HIV attributed to performing oral sex on a HIV positive man . Your saliva contains enzymes and proteins that damage HIV and render it unable to infect .

The theoretical risk from oral HIV infection could happen in cases where the receptive partner or the one giving the BJ has significant oral health issues or meth mouth .

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.

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! 

You didn't have a risk and do not need to test over this specific incident .

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Re: Risks from oral
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013, 08:54:34 AM »
Thank you Jeff. You have helped put my mind at ease.

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Re: Risks from oral
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2013, 08:57:21 AM »
Thank you Jeff. You have helped put my mind at ease.

You are welcome . As long as you use condoms for vaginal and anal sex correctly and consistently you will avoid HIV .

I have been poz for 30 years and most all of the people I have dated were HIV negative and they remain so to this day .

 


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