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Offline Raul77

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Extremely worried
« on: August 25, 2013, 04:17:25 PM »
Hi All,

25 days ago I received unprotected oral sex from a local sex worker in Kenya. She also did some rimming and I fingered her. (No vagina/anal intercourse)

3-4 days later I could feel some itching/inconvenience around the penis head but could not locate anything visually. (Did some STD tests but all negative one week after encounter... Which was apparently too early)
Today by looking closely to the inside of the urethra I discovered a chancroid as the inconvenience was still there.

I know from reading different posts here that receiving oral is not transmitting HIV.

Now it is said that STD can facilitate HIV transmission.

Assuming that the sex worker was HIV+, what are the chances for me to get HIV, assuming that she transmitted me this STD ? (As by doing so, HIV could be transmitted jointly.)

I'm very worried because I suppose that in order for me to get this chancroid she must have had some chancres in her mouth and thus allowing HIV via this "open door" in her mouth to reach the head of my penis.

(This chancroid is itching/slightly painful and appeared quite rapidly after 3-4 days. Syphilis chancre are said to be painless and appear a few weeks after contact...)
Many Thanks for your answers.


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Re: Extremely worried
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 04:44:10 PM »
People with an STD and HIV can carry a higher viral load due to the stress on the immune system but that doesn't / wouldn't translate into a blow job or rimming to be a risk for HIV in this particular circumstance .

HIV is acquired sexually from unprotected vaginal and anal sex , so as long as you use condoms for these two activity's you will avoid HIV .

You do not need to test over this particular incident , however 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!

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Re: Extremely worried
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 06:04:16 PM »
Many thanks for your reply Jeff G.

One more question though:

If she carries, due to the combined STD/HIV infection, a higher viral load due to the stress on the immune system, considering that she had chancres in her mouth and considering the fact that recent results identify the male urethra as a novel entry site for HIV-1 that targets resident urethral macrophages, could this not lead to HIV infection ?

If the urethra seem to be more fragile/sensitive, combined with a higher viral load and "open doors" (chancres) in her mouth, would it still be insufficient  for HIV to be transmitted ?

(forgot to mention that she was also wearing a piercing on the upper lip, although I could not see any blood in her mouth)

Many thanks for your reply.

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 07:22:31 PM »
Getting a blowjob isn't a risk for HIV . The viral shedding that happens when std's are present effects the amount of HIV in semen and the mucosal lining in the vagina so in your particular situation you would have been at risk if you had unprotected vaginal or anal sex . We always assume the other person has HIV when we do assessments and advise with that in mind .

You didn't have a risk for HIV getting a blowjob , you could have been exposed to STD's such as herpes , syphilis , gonorrhea and HPV so that's why we advise regular health checkups for all stds for sexually active people .

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Re: Extremely worried
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 05:25:16 AM »
So even if there is a higher viral load in her mouth and around her chancre, saliva would still overcome/prevent the HIV to be transmitted orally ? (Even if the chancre in her mouth touched my urethra ?)

They usually want people who are diagnosed with chancres/syphilis to undergo a HIV test as well which is why I'm so worried. Worried that the chancre I have now might have been an "open door" for HIV.

Many thanks for you time.


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