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A couple of months ago I had protected oral sex with a prostitute. The problem is that she had a lot of saliva that dripped down and some got in my anus. 2 weeks later I had what felt like a common cold. Minor sore throat for 3 days followed by a light cough, sneezing and congestion. Now here we are several months later and I keep getting dry skin on my nose. Iíve also lost about 7 lbs. could this be hiv? Should I get tested?

Jim Allen:

Read your post three times, you had no HIV from the concerned encounter, zero!

Firstly saliva doesn't contain viable HIV, it's actually hostile towards HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect and HIV is also fragile and damaged when in contact with the environment outside of the human body.

Receiving a blowjob lacks the conditions required for acquiring HIV; thus, it makes sense that after 40+ years of this pandemic in terms of BJs, there hasn't been a single documented case of HIV transmission to an insertive partner (the person being "sucked"), and you will not be the worlds first.

Move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV and get vaccinated against HPV, Hepatitis A & B.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier-acquired STIs. So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms; testing is the only way to know.

Kind regards


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Thanks for responding!

I hope youíre right. It was just so much saliva. Should I get tested since Iím having symptoms?

Jim Allen:
Saliva isn't an HIV risk, it's 2024 not 1984.

As for whatever is making you sick, it's not HIV from this encounter. Move on with your life, please don't post about this again as I'll consider it excessive.

Last post I promise.

Went and had blood work done. My wbc dropped by .7. Wtf!! Why am I getting this dry skin on my face which is common in hiv? Do you recommend getting tested at this point. I donít know the condition of the girls mouth so it could have been blood. I know my penis was covered but what about the saliva getting into my anus if blood was present. Please help me!


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