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Offline ryman87

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HIV from oral
« on: January 18, 2014, 05:01:11 PM »
had a few random encounters in the last few years ONLY involving male/male oral
-never had ejaculation in my mouth (rarely ever gave head, only recieved)
-have ejaculated in others mouths

i have done alot of searching and it seems like my risk is very/non-existant low

i am awaiting test results and in panic mode.

any thoughts?

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Re: HIV from oral
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 05:09:59 PM »
Oral sex is not a risk for HIV infection.  HIV is a fragile virus and exposure to air, alters the HIV in a way that it is unable to infect.  The mouth is another barrier as it contains over a dozen proteins and enzymes that render HIV unable to infect.

The risk factors for HIV are ...

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

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 STDs 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!

I fully expect your results to be negative as you have not had a risk.

Joe

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Re: HIV from oral
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 05:20:19 PM »
Thank you for the response!
i can rest a little easier while waiting

one last question. since saliva has other protein and enzymes, even if some saliva entered the uehtera of the penis, it still wouldnt be a contracting HIV scenario, correct?

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Re: HIV from oral
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 05:35:57 PM »
Thank you for the response!
i can rest a little easier while waiting

one last question. since saliva has other protein and enzymes, even if some saliva entered the uehtera of the penis, it still wouldnt be a contracting HIV scenario, correct?

That is correct as Joe said, its not a risk . Getting a blow job is not a risk for HIV in any stretch of the imagination . 

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Re: HIV from oral
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2014, 06:43:25 AM »

one last question. since saliva has other protein and enzymes, even if some saliva entered the uehtera of the penis, it still wouldnt be a contracting HIV scenario, correct?

Ryman,

Saliva is NOT infectious and wouldn't be even if it didn't have the hiv-damaging properties, therefore neither kissing nor receiving oral sex are risks for hiv infection.

However, you should be aware that getting (and giving) blowjobs are risks for some of the other, MUCH more easily transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and herpes. For this reason, you should not limit your testing to hiv, you should have a FULL STI panel done at least once a year.

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: HIV from oral
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2014, 12:19:08 PM »
Hi
I received a BJ from a stranger and got tested for HIV 1/2 about 4-5 weeks later and it came up negative. I did not perform, only received. Why am I still worried thought?

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Re: HIV from oral
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 12:54:30 PM »
Please only post in this one thread no matter how long between visit or the subject matter .
You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post .

Please read this thread again . You did not have a risk for HIV so if this is your only concern then you are conclusively HIV negative .

 


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