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Author Topic: Extremely concerned. I think I might be infected. Please help!  (Read 1619 times)

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Extremely concerned. I think I might be infected. Please help!
« on: September 17, 2013, 02:02:52 AM »
I received a blow job from a girl who is hiv +. At the time, I thought nothing of it until I got a sore throat/ congested throat a week after exposure. It's been three weeks since my possible exposure and my throat still feels congested, the feeling you get when a cold is coming on or just about to finish. I haven't had any other symptoms. I'm worried that she might have had bleeding gums or sores in her mouth and that might have infected me. Is it possible for me to get infected if she indeed had some blood in her mouth? Could I be infected?  Please help. I am very worried. Thanks in advance
« Last Edit: September 17, 2013, 02:06:45 AM by seancorey8080 »

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Re: Extremely concerned. I think I might be infected. Please help!
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 02:40:46 AM »
Hello!

I have read your question and I am glad to tell you that receiving a blowjob from an HIV positive person presents NO RISK to you. Not only is saliva not contagious, it actually contains over a DOZEN identified elements that make HIV inert and incapable of infecting.

Even bleeding gums and open sores do not change that equation.

You can, of course, be able to get another STD. Inasmuch as HIV is fragile against oral mucosa, other STDs might not be. You could certainly get gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, and other STDs from receiving oral sex.

Thankfully, though, not HIV.


"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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Re: Extremely concerned. I think I might be infected. Please help!
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2013, 06:32:31 AM »
Thank you very much for your swift response. I feel much better and I can put my mind at ease  :).

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Re: Extremely concerned. I think I might be infected. Please help!
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2013, 08:29:10 AM »
Sean, all you have to do to protect yourself from sexual transmission of HIV is to always have the insertive partner wearing a condom for anal (or vaginal) intercourse. Yes, it really is just that simple.

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Re: Extremely concerned. I think I might be infected. Please help!
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2013, 08:35:09 AM »
Thank you Andy. I have two more questions.  1) Do I need to get tested for this exposure and 2) Can ARS symptoms appear after 7 days? I still have a congested throat and that is what got me worried. Thanks in advance guys

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Re: Extremely concerned. I think I might be infected. Please help!
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2013, 08:51:30 AM »
Thank you Andy. I have two more questions.  1) Do I need to get tested for this exposure and 2) Can ARS symptoms appear after 7 days? I still have a congested throat and that is what got me worried. Thanks in advance guys

You didn't have a risk so there is no need to test or worry about ARS over this specific incident .

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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