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Offline brian83

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Risk from oral
« on: November 22, 2021, 09:42:41 am »
Hello, please can you tell me whether you think I am worrying for nothing here?

I am male and received oral from a male. It was for less than 30 seconds and I did not ejaculate. For that alone I believe the risk is zero.

But I am in doubt as the person I received oral from had just given oral to someone else in front of me, who ejaculated in his mouth. He proceeded to give me oral immediately and I fear I could be infected from the semen entering my urethra or perhaps tiny cuts on the base of my penis (from shaving)

Is PeP appropriate here and how should I test? I was planning to get tested at 4, 6 and 12 weeks

Thank you
B

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Re: Risk from oral
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 11:49:13 am »
Brian,

You had no HIV risk whatsoever from getting a blowjob.
No PEP or HIV testing is needed over this.

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 healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

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: Risk from oral
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2021, 12:16:32 pm »
Thanks Brian. If this was a 1 on 1 encounter I would not have given it a 2nd thought.

The concern is that I received a blowjob from someone with 'fresh' semen still in their mouth. He literally went from the other person's penis to mine. Even if the person giving the bj did not have HIV is it not possible the semen in his mouth contained it and was transferred to me?

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Re: Risk from oral
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2021, 12:20:34 pm »
Hiya,

I read all posts three times before answering, the reason I do this is so I did not miss anything before answering.

It was no HIV risk whatsoever to you.

Shaving nicks etc are not a route for HIV and whatever they had in their mouth before your penis would no longer be viable or in quantity needed to cause you an HIV infection either.

Nobody has ever acquired HIV from getting a blowjob, it makes sense given the barriers during this act and that this act lacks certain conditions needed to the person being sucked. In short, you will not be the world's first in this nearly 40-year pandemic.

Move on with your life, unless you have had other sexual activities?

Jim.
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Re: Risk from oral
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2021, 12:35:31 pm »
Thanks for following up. No other sexual activity. NHS suggests a small possibility HIV might be transmit from receiving oral or coming in to contact with semen, so I will probably get tested just in case.

But you have put my mind at rest. Thanks again, you do a great job here.

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Re: Risk from oral
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2021, 01:07:01 pm »
You're welcome.

It's zero HIV risk, no cases ever recorded and scientifically understood why it's no HIV risk.

I can't really comment on what the NHS says...

I will say this about the NHS though, nothing will surprise me when it comes to them given I have seen an NHS surgeon of 30 years who still thought HIV could be spread through sharing the same knife and fork in restaurants and I will always laugh about the carpet being installed in the operating theatre as a cost-saving measure  ;D
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