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Author Topic: Concerned over possible exposure  (Read 330 times)

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Offline Bguy44

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Concerned over possible exposure
« on: March 25, 2014, 05:56:51 PM »
Thank you guys for reading this because I'm really nervous.

Over the past two months I had sexual relations with two men of unknown status, both involved me giving unprotected oral sex and I'm sure there was some precum. The first encounter was longer, maybe about a minute or two of oral. And the second encounter was only a few seconds. Neither ejaculated in my mouth.

My concern is I have super sensitive gums that bleed easily when I brush. I brushed earlier in the day on both accounts but I don't believe they were bleeding at the time I had the encounters. Should I be worried? Also during the second encounter which was only 5-10 seconds of oral I had a sore throat. Does that put me at an increased risk?

I'm just super worried that I put myself in a risky situation so I appriciate any information you guys can give me.

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Re: Concerned over possible exposure
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 06:41:05 PM »
Bguy, you did not have a risk.  In order for HIV to infect someone via the mouth, a person has to have horrible hygiene, and open sores (think meth-mouth).  Saliva also contains several enzymes known to neutralize HIV.

There are other STI's that can be passed orally, such as gonorrhea.  If your throat continues to bother you, have your doctor look at it.

Again, your risk for HIV was nil.
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Re: Concerned over possible exposure
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 09:07:26 PM »
Betty is correct, you did not have a risk for HIV .

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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