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Offline veryslightlymad

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am i worried for nothing?
« on: September 02, 2013, 06:14:12 PM »
Hello poz community.  I recently received a blowjob from a woman who is very promiscuous, but not positive.  The worry is if she hypothetically was, am I risk from receiving a blow job or hand job?  What about if some of her vaginal fluid touched my penis tip?  I really would appreciate any responses or answers.

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Re: am i worried for nothing?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 07:41:02 PM »
Getting a blow job is absolutely not a risk for HIV , nor is the secretions a woman makes when excited .

These are the risk factors for HIV ....

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

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME for this incident , 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: am i worried for nothing?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 08:11:17 PM »
I guess I really overreacted and freaked myself out.  Thanks for the reassurance!

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 08:19:25 PM »
I guess I really overreacted and freaked myself out.  Thanks for the reassurance!

If you had a risk we would have let you know so that you could test and seek medical attention if need be . You really can move on now and put this behind you .

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Re: am i worried for nothing?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 09:23:47 PM »
Why is there no risk in a women's vaginal excitement fluids? 

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 09:32:34 PM »
Why is there no risk in a women's vaginal excitement fluids? 

Because the fluids that you encounter during fingering, cunnilingus, and other activities (with the exception of penetrative vaginal sex) arise from her Bartholen Glands, glands to the front/sides of her vagina. These glands express lubricating fluid that is no more infectious than sweat or tears (meaning, not at all).

Infectious fluids in a female are located in the thick mucosa near the cervix, deep within the vagina. You absolutely can not reach those fluids without your penis, and the urethra at the tip (and non-karetinized skin underneath uncircumcised glans/head of the penis). This is why, even with unprotected sex with a partner who has a very high viral load, HIV is leagues more difficult to pass from female to male than the other way around.

In short, you had no risk.

"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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