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Author Topic: 4 mouth sores and receptive oral to HIV+..terrified.  (Read 918 times)

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Offline Worriedgirl93

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4 mouth sores and receptive oral to HIV+..terrified.
« on: January 08, 2015, 02:13:06 PM »
Hi, around mid-November I gave head to a guy at a party that I later learned has been HIV+ since birth (now 25). I was high on MDMA and slightly drunk at the time, I think it only lasted a minute or so and he didn't ejaculate in my mouth, however I think there was pre-cum..I've read so many posts on this site and it's eased my mind that there is hardly a risk with oral sex, however I had around 4 sores during that night  (which I didn't notice until the next day because I was high) from gurning/chewing my cheeks and inner lips. How much of a risk is this?  2 of the sores disappeared within 2 days and the other 2 lasted about a week.. I'm waiting until the 3 month period is up to get tested.

I haven't developed any sort of fever or flu, I' had a cold accompanied with a cough around 2 weeks after exposure which wore off after a week or so then 2 days after that ended I got bacterial tonsillitis with white spots on my tonsils which has just gone now (without the use of antibiotics/penicillin). My appetite went for a few days but I think this was just sheer anxiety over the fear of being positive. I also had pimple-like spots come up all over my chin, cheeks and under my nose (I wouldn't call it a rash as it wasn't red or itchy) which appeared around 3 weeks after exposure then went away after about 2-4 days. I've also had random one time occurrences of soft stools.

I know symptoms aren't specific, but all of this happening in the period where seroconversion happens has had me so paranoid. I would also like to thank all the regular posters, I was inconsolable when I found out he is HIV+ and there was a chance I could be positive too, no other websites were helping to put my mind at ease until I found these forums, you guys do a great job!

Edit: also about a week after exposure, I thought I had a spot/ingrown hair on the surface of my armpit which hurt a bit, which within a few days turned into a hard, slightly moveable painless lump under the surface..could that be a lymph node or something else? It's still there now! :(
« Last Edit: January 08, 2015, 02:26:50 PM by Worriedgirl93 »

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Re: 4 mouth sores and receptive oral to HIV+..terrified.
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 02:54:06 PM »
Oral sex is not a risk for HIV infection.  HIV is a very fragile virus that is damaged immediately when outside the host and is unable to infect.  The mouth is another barrier in that it contains various proteins and enzymes that alter HIV, rendering it unable to infect. 

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.

You do not need to test over this incident, except for your own piece of mind.  If you decide to test and this is your only concern, your should expect a negative result.  Symptoms can be caused by many things and the only way to know your status is to test.

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!

Joe

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Re: 4 mouth sores and receptive oral to HIV+..terrified.
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 03:10:07 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply, your answer has helped a lot, I will definitely be getting tested at the end of February!

Regarding the mouth sores though, I've read on various websites that the risk of contracting HIV is higher if you have open sores/ulcers during oral sex..is there any idea of how much higher the risk is? They were not bleeding or anything, just sore and made it hard to eat and talk until they were fully healed. Are there any documented cases of someone contacting HIV through oral sex whilst they've had ulcers or sores in their mouth?

Thanks in advance :)

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Re: 4 mouth sores and receptive oral to HIV+..terrified.
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 03:21:36 PM »
The issue regarding sores in the mouth, during oral sex, involve open sores that would be bleeding profusely.  They do not include the types of sores usually found in the mouth, that are not bleeding profusely.  Unless you are in the habit of giving head with open bleeding mouth sores, you have not had a risk.

If I thought you had even the slightest risk for HIV, I would be begging you to test.  Nobody has ever become positive by giving a blow job and you will not be the first.

Joe

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Re: 4 mouth sores and receptive oral to HIV+..terrified.
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 03:59:57 PM »
I agree with Joe . There is also the fact that if the guy has really had HIV since birth that means he is most likely on HIV meds and probably undetectable and not infectious .

You never had a risk to begin with so I thought I would throw this in the mix to help ease your mind .

Offline Worriedgirl93

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Re: 4 mouth sores and receptive oral to HIV+..terrified.
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2015, 04:22:47 PM »
Thank you both Joe and Jeff you have both helped with my worries a tremendous amount, I have no idea why I didn't post this question 3 weeks ago instead of trawling the internet for answers that weren't specific to my exposure!

Seeing as this is my last post, if you don't see me post in February you can assume I'm negative, fingers crossed!!

Again thanks for all the work you do on this forum, it's really informed me of things I did not know in regards to HIV you all do an amazing job here. It must also get very tiring repeating yourself all the time :P

Thanks guys,
Much love! Xx

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Re: 4 mouth sores and receptive oral to HIV+..terrified.
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2015, 04:31:02 PM »
If you decide to test for this you should be confident it will be negative if this is you're only concern .

 


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