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Offline mrworry

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Risk through oral?
« on: March 21, 2011, 08:20:47 PM »
Hi, I was hoping you might be able to advise me on here and hopefully put my mind at risk!

A few months ago myself and my partner went to gay sauna, it was something we'd talked about doing and thought if we were careful it could be fun to try going together one time (please don't judge me!)

We had sex with a guy there, well not full sex I gave the guy a blow job, and we all masturbated, the worry for me is that sometimes when I brush my teeth my gums bleed which kind of got me worried, the guy didn't come in my mouth and I don't recall tasting any pre-cum, but about a week after this, I kind of had some cold like symptoms, woke up feeling really achy, tired and with a headache, and ended up feeling like this for about 2-3 days, it was like a cold but without the congestion/runny nose etc, which I read online that seroconversion can be like a cold but without the congestion which got me worried,

My boyfriend was fine but then about 3 weeks later had a stomach bug i.e. sickness and diarhoerrea, so whereby I though we were playing safe and not doing anything risky, these two illnesses that we have had, could that be seroconversion? Could we have done something incredibly stupid and got infected?

Feel free to tell me if you think I'm being silly or otherwise obviously!

Offline luckystrike

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Re: Risk through oral?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 09:46:47 PM »
you are really worrying needlessly

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Risk through oral?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 09:47:33 PM »
Neither your symptoms nor those of your bf are in anyway HIV specific. And for future reference you need to know that neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms will ever tell you anything accurately about your HIV status. If you had a real risk, which I hasten to add you did not, then only an HIV test can give you a conclusive negative result at 13 weeks.

As far as your activities during this recent episode, your saliva contains over a dozen elements and proteins which very effectively prevent the transmission of viable HIV. I don't see any need for further concern on your parts nor any need for testing.

I will say that other STDs are much easier to acquire than HIV, so if you and your bf are going to be having sex outside of your monogamous relationship then you ought to be having a full STD panel done at least once a year.

The only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. Everything else is strictly in the domain of "theoretical." But we know it's really about unprotected intercourse.
Andy Velez

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Re: Risk through oral?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 09:48:51 PM »
Lucky, although I am sure your intentions are the best, only those who are authorized to do so may respond to members in this forum. You are not so authorized so in the future please follow our rule. Thanks for your cooperation.
Andy Velez

Offline mrworry

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Re: Risk through oral?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2011, 07:55:11 PM »
OK thank you for your advice, I'll stop being so daft now :-)

Needless to say me and the bf won't be making a repeat performance of any of this!

Thank you again for the advice, much appreciated.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Risk through oral?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011, 09:19:14 PM »
You're welcome.

And remember, always use condoms for intercourse if you do it outside of your relationship.

Andy Velez


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