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« on: November 14, 2013, 05:50:56 PM »
I've read a lot of the posts on here concerning oral sex and no risk.  I wonder if I am having an anxiety reaction to a one-night stand which is the first contact I have had outside of my relationship in 25 years.  We had mutual oral sex for an hour or so and I also licked his ass for a half minute or so.   Turns out he has been pretty promiscuous so I don't really know what his HIV status is.  At any rate, I have come down with a kind of flu and am freaking out because my partner is coming home tomorrow.  I had a couple of open sores in my mouth from having bit the cheeks inside my mouth and am worried that if he had recently been infected he would be highly contagious and could have infected me because of those sores.  Please help me to feel a little less tense about this if that is possible.  Thank you so much

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 06:04:34 PM »
You did not have a risk . These are the risk factors for HIV ...


Sharing IV drug injection equipment .
Unprotected vaginal or anal sex .
From mother to child during pregnancy or during childbirth .

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.

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! Modify message

You need not worry about HIV in the oral sex situation you describe . For oral sex to be even a theoretical risk you would have to perform oral sex on a HIV positive male with a high viral load and have significant open deep wounds in your mouth . The oral sex question is one we get daily and no one ever test positive for HIV over this concern and that's because it just doesn't happen in the real world and is only a theoretical risk .   

 


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