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Offline Neil

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Bleeding gums of partner
« on: January 31, 2012, 05:07:34 AM »
Hi guys

I am really just looking for some advice here. My partner is HIV positive. We were lying in bed together, and I noticed his gum next to his left canine began to bleed. I told him he was bleeding and then his tooth flushed red with blood. He said that it happens occasionally. My question is, if we are having any kind of oral sex, and this were to happen, is there a risk?

Many thanks

Neil

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Re: Bleeding gums of partner
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 05:13:32 AM »
Hi guys

I am really just looking for some advice here. My partner is HIV positive. We were lying in bed together, and I noticed his gum next to his left canine began to bleed. I told him he was bleeding and then his tooth flushed red with blood. He said that it happens occasionally. My question is, if we are having any kind of oral sex, and this were to happen, is there a risk?

Many thanks

Neil
No you would not be at risk. Saliva contains over a dozen different enzymes and proteins that inhibits HIV transmission.

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Do you think I need PEP?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 04:35:17 AM »
Basically last night I was having anal sex with a guy and I was receptive. We used a condom and the guy came. When he had withdrawn himself, the condom remained inside me. I went to the toilet and got it out, and had a look at it and it appeared to be pretty much full of cum.

Do you think I need PEP?

If I do, is it a month I need to take it for? Is it going to make me quite sick? Will I be ok to go to work on it?

Thanks

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Bleeding gums of partner
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014, 10:02:15 AM »
I merged your new thread into your old one where you should always post your Am I Infected questions no matter how long between visits or subject matter . You can go to your profile and select show own post and it will take you here .

If the guy slid out of the condom leaving the ring out side the rectum then it was not a risk . If you had to fish the condom out from inside then testing is a good idea and you can do so at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm it .

If you can provide more info we can advise you better ... Did he slide out of the condom or did you have to go fishing for it ?

Offline Neil

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Re: Bleeding gums of partner
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 02:35:44 PM »
No, I had to go fishing for it like you said, but when it came out it was intact and was full of cum, I hope so anyway!

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Re: Bleeding gums of partner
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 02:56:07 PM »
It was a risk and you will need to test at 6 weeks past the incident and at 3 months to confirm the results .

If you choose to pursue PEP the window period is 72 hours after exposure . Its a 28 day course of meds and pushes the window period for testing to 6 weeks post PEP and again at 3 months . How well a person tolerates the meds depends on the person and the meds prescribed .

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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