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Author Topic: Oral sex - mouthwash, brushing, sensitive gums  (Read 1356 times)

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Offline charles1988

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Oral sex - mouthwash, brushing, sensitive gums
« on: March 04, 2014, 06:04:57 AM »
Hi guys,

Been reading a lot of the archived forums but can't find specifics on this.  I visited a sex worker 3 weeks ago. I used a condom for sex but gave unprotected oral to her for a minute or less. However,  about 20 mins before I went in I brushed my teeth and used a mouthwash.  I know saliva has defensive enzymes against HIV but would these be destroyed by mouthwash?  I also get bleeding gums sometimes when I brush in morning and I have a small inflamed area on my lower front gum line which my doctor says is an ulcer, I dont know long its been there.  Im scared I might be infected with HIV through this.

For the record my symptoms started 5-6 days after incident when I kept having to clear my throat,  then started to feel pain swallowing if I lay in a certain position (no pain in everyday swallowing- not sure this classifies as sore throat), I developed a mild fever for 1 and half days, no rash or headache.  I still have to constantly clear my throat after I eat or say something now which has been 2 weeks since symptoms of this started.  I have also developed a dry cough past few days.

I went for a gonnarea and chlamydia test which came back negative.  Please advise

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Re: Oral sex - mouthwash, brushing, sensitive gums
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 06:07:00 AM »
You never had an exposure for oral sex.

Offline charles1988

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Re: Oral sex - mouthwash, brushing, sensitive gums
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 06:11:45 AM »
What about mouthwash rendering salival enzymes inactive?  Anyone with scientific knowledge know this is true?  Ive read it's generally not advised for mouthwash to be used before oral since the alcohol causes your gums to be less protected due to its abrasive effects and also kills bacteria on tounge to eliminate bad breath, but these bacteria provide some sort of protection?

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Re: Oral sex - mouthwash, brushing, sensitive gums
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 06:15:38 AM »
Doesn't work that way.

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Re: Oral sex - mouthwash, brushing, sensitive gums
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 07:03:26 AM »
Rod is correct that you did not have risk for HIV . HIV is sexually transmitted from unprotected anal and vaginal sex .

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.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific 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!


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