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Over the past few weeks I've had 2 sexual encounters with a lady that lives near me after we'd been getting on well together. After the first of the 2 encounters I started getting an odd tingling feeling after urination.

My risks with her are protected vaginal sex and her giving me an unprotected blowjob and kissing.

I thought this has surely got be me being silly, but I went recently and gave a urine sample (not done the bloods yet as too early). Other day I get a phone call and get told I have Chlamydia. Still in a bit of a state of shock about this.

Getting antibiotics to get it sorted and ultimately not too worried about the Chlamydia itself, pretty annoying, but it'll go. Never tested positive for anything before and usually get checked once or twice a year.

My worry is what are the odds on the blood test on anything else showing up?

Jim Allen:

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.

Kissing also isn't an HIV risk; as for intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. Unless a condom fails during intercourse, there is no reason to be stressing or testing for HIV outside the standard yearly HIV screening.

Of course, these activities are a risk for far easier to acquire STIs, even intercourse with a condom as some STIs unlike HIV can be acquired in the areas not covered by the condom during skin to skin contact.

--- Quote ---Over the past few weeks I've had 2 sexual encounters with a lady that lives near me after we'd been getting on well together.
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Sound good and I hope that the relationship continues to develop, do make sure you both get treated for Chlamydia to avoid reinfection.

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

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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Thank you for the reply Jim.

I am a bit of a health freak when it comes to sex, I water test the condoms afterwards by filling them with water and making sure there is no leak so I know there was no breakage in the condom. I'm really hoping I'm going to get an all clear on the other stuff. Booking in for a blood test in 8 days, but am so nervous.

I'm normally minorly anxious over medical tests, but not too bad, the positive Chlamydia test has shot my anxiety through the roof. Hopefully I'll be back on with good news in the coming weeks.

Jim Allen:
Stop filling condoms with water afterwards, it's unnecessary and unhealthy. They are not designed to be used that way, it could damage the condom, mistakenly leading you to think the condom was damaged during sex when you caused the damage after the intercourse by trying to "test" it with water. In short, testing the condom yourself is not a reliable way to tell you anything.

Take it easy.

Wanted to come back and give people the end result. I got tested yesterday. Got my results today.

HIV negative
Syphilis negative

Hopefully that will help some reading going through the worry I have just been through.


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