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Jinx harvey:
Hello I come to report your exposure situations that happened within 3 days. I went out with a stranger I met on the app, I gave him deep oral sex, he stuck his fingers in my anus and then he rubbed his penis at the entrance to my anus, in a way that smeared everything with precum. Days passed, my throat became very sore, so that even small red dots of blood appeared, I don't know if by friction of the penis at the back of my throat. It turns out that I was irresponsible and, even with a sore throat, I went to a party and ended up doing a deep oral on 4 strangers and I even swallowed semen. Considering that my throat was burning and burning in a critical condition, am I at risk of becoming infected?

Jim Allen:
Hiya,

Being fingered and rubbing against you isn't an HIV risk to you whatsoever.

As for giving a blowjob, it's a minute HIV risk that doesn't warrant testing outside of standard yearly screening.

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 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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Jinx harvey:
Okay, but do mouth cuts, cold sores and even my frequent gingivitis (which causes bleeding) don't exponentially increase the risk?

Jim Allen:
Hiya,

No, it does not and saliva acts to neutralize HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect human cells.

Giving a blowjob is such a minute risk that we don't even recommend testing outside of standard yearly routine screening for STI's & HIV as every sexually active adult should.

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