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ozebear:
Yesterday I gave a man oral in an adult cinema.  Before I knew it he had cum in my mouth.  I had dental surgery 2 weeks ago which is still healing.  There is no blood but it is very raw red.  Am so worried that I may have contracted HIV, what are the chances of this happening?  thanks

Jeff G:
In order for oral sex to be a risk for HIV the person performing oral sex would have to have significant open wounds . Its doubtful that after two weeks that you would fall into that risk category .

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!

If you wish to test for peace of mind you may do so at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results . I would expect a negative HIV test if you decide to have one .

ozebear:
Just back from the sexual health centre, they have put me on PEP.  I am so nervous to take it, does it really make you sick

jkinatl2:

--- Quote from: ozebear on October 18, 2013, 01:16:19 AM ---Just back from the sexual health centre, they have put me on PEP.  I am so nervous to take it, does it really make you sick

--- End quote ---

Well, I personally don't think PEP is at all warranted in this case, as Moderator Jeff explained.

And, depending on the drugs you were prescribed, PEP can cause side effects which usually dissipate over time.

It is totally your call if you want to take those drugs. The sexual act that you descrobed, and the circumstances you described, would never make me think PEP is necessary.

And, of course, PEP also extends your testing window by a month.

ozebear:
Thanks for responding, I ended up throwing the pep away, I suffer bad anxiety and taking that medication is just feeding that anxiety.

I read everywhere there is little risk but then you find that one website where someone says that they are now hiv+ due to oral sex only and of course I concentrate on that.

Anyway life is full on uncertainty and this is a lesson learnt for me

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