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Offline scsm7889

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Oral risk and a cut finger
« on: April 06, 2021, 12:41:48 pm »
Hi there!

This is my first time posting on the Poz forum, but Ive been reading for many years. First of all Id like to say thank you to the community for taking the time to provide such a useful resource when dealing with those post-encounter worries.

Normally if worried Id hunt through the forums for a similar scenario, but here I am making an original post... the main reason Im worried is that the circumstances here were quite specific, and I live in a country which has deportation for HIV... so just looking to find out if Im at any risk from the encounter.

I met with a guy off an app (the orange one!) who asked me to do bareback with him on the bottom. I of course said no... but it made me realise in retrospect that hes probably done the same quite regularly and therefore is at higher risk of being HIV positive.

Two things happened during our encounter which are worrying me...

1. He gave me oral which got a bit toothy and I think he nicked my penis (although I couldnt find a major wound). It was still stinging afterwards but was fine by the next day. Later when cleaning up I noticed some blood in my sink - so he may have had a cut in his mouth. If he was positive and had a cut in his mouth, and he nicked my penis with my teeth, am I at risk?

2. Later we were getting a little... kinky and I put my fingers in his mouth. One of my fingers, Id cut about two hours earlier while chopping onions - about a cm long slice on the fingertip. Again, if he was positive and had a cut in his mouth, would my cut finger put me at risk? It wasnt actively bleeding by this point.

I know Im slightly dealing in hypotheticals here but would reeeeally appreciate any insights or thoughts as to risk!

Thanks in advance, Poz community! :)

S

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Re: Oral risk and a cut finger
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 12:52:20 pm »
Hiya,

Receiving oral sex is not an HIV risk to you. I read your post three times and nothing mentioned changes that.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your health care provider about taking PrEP going forward as an additional layer of HIV protection.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as safe in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

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

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Oral risk and a cut finger
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 10:42:09 am »
Thank you so much for the response. My main worry in this case was that he had a bleeding cut in his mouth and nicked my penis. Would that - and the cut finger - change your advice at all? Or would saliva do enough to nullify any risk?

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Re: Oral risk and a cut finger
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2021, 11:01:28 am »
Hiya.

Understand you are worried but asking me the same thing again is not going to change the answer.

Look the mouth is a hostile environment and so is the saliva, this is partly the reason why nobody has ever acquired HIV from receiving oral sex. You will not be the worlds first, move on with your life.

Jim
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