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Offline Paul P

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« on: November 19, 2013, 05:30:24 PM »
Looking to clear something up. I hear the risk of getting HIV from a single sexual encounter is actually quite low less than 1% on average. This makes no sense to me, can someone clear this up as to why. Also is it true giving oral is low risk ?

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 06:35:58 PM »
HIV is a fragile hard to transmit virus that requires specific circumstances to infect . The best environment is the vagina and the rectum due to body temperature , lack of oxygen and the type skin cells makes these places the perfect environment for HIV to latch onto . There are other factors as well .

Cunnilingus isn't a risk , search the world for a HIV positive exclusive lesbian and you will find one only if she uses IV drug injection equipment immediately after a HIV positive person . Cunnilingus and sex toys are not a risk for HIV . 

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. 

Your saliva has dozens of enzymes and proteins that damage HIV rendering it unable to infect , also the type skin cells required are not abundant in the mouth .
Getting a blow job is not a risk for HIV . Giving a blow job to a HIV positive man with a high HIV viral load while having significant wounds in your mouth , meth mouth or extremely bad oral condition's is where the theoretical risk for HIV transmission is a possibility , a remote possibility at best .

We do risk assessment and answer questions that are pertinent to each individual case , if you have had a risk we will be happy to assesses it for for you , otherwise you can read the forum and find answers to your questions .

Please only post in this thread only no matter how long between visits . You can go to your profile and select show own post and it will take you here .           

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2013, 09:05:35 PM »
Worried sick about an oral sex encounter in which I had a cold sore on mouth. Tested negative at 6 weeks, almost at 3 month point and having headaches a lot now. How long do symptoms last. I cant sleep at night from worrying.

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2013, 10:54:41 PM »
Please only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or subject matter . Visit your profile and select show own post and it will take you here . I warned you once already so please do not post outside this thread again .

I have answered your question already so read it again . You didn't have a risk so if you are sick go see your doctor and find out why .

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2013, 11:19:04 PM »
Jeff, Im sorry. I hope you understand there are people who are scared in this forum. I appreciate any advice, I don't intend to violate any policy.

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2013, 11:23:14 PM »
No need to apologize . You can move on now , you did not have a risk so there is no need to be scared . 


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