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HIV Prevention and Testing => Do I Have HIV? => Topic started by: Edwardafraid17 on November 17, 2019, 04:55:29 pm

Title: Very afraid
Post by: Edwardafraid17 on November 17, 2019, 04:55:29 pm
First of all: English is not my native language

I ended up going through an episode with a stranger that made me worried. It was a sequence of problematic facts:

First of all: I had oral sex without a condom and it gushed very precum in my mouth. I have canker sores due to the appliance and there was a lot of secretion. I find it a little irresponsible to say that there was no exposure.

Second: He used his fingers hard on my anus, so it hurt. Suppose he had a wound on his fingers. Zero risk yet?

Third and most disturbing: After all this, remembering that my anus had already passed through my fingers and was open, he ejaculated in my ass. Not inside the anus, but on the skin part.


Have I been exposed to the virus?
Title: Re: Very afraid
Post by: Jim Allen on November 17, 2019, 06:32:43 pm
Hiya,

The only thing you mentioned that would be any kind of HIV risk was giving a BJ, and that would be near negligible i.e so small we would not recommend testing over it outside of normal yearly routine. 

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting 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.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages

Kind regards

Jim
Title: Re: Very afraid
Post by: Edwardafraid17 on November 17, 2019, 07:48:20 pm
So considering the mouth ulcers, did I have the potentialized risk?
Days after the episode I had a sore throat and fever
Title: Re: Very afraid
Post by: Jim Allen on November 18, 2019, 01:25:57 am
Hiya,

Whatever was making you feel unwell days after the encounter had nothing to do with HIV.  As for your HIV risk it was near negligible i.e so small we would not recommend testing over it outside of normal yearly routine.

Relax, move on with your life and test out of standard routine like every sexuaL active adult should at least yearly for STI's & HIV
Title: Re: Very afraid
Post by: Edwardafraid17 on January 01, 2020, 11:45:45 am
I had a strong oral sex with a worker. Before that during the kiss I felt the hole of a freshly drawn tooth bleed. That is: there was a gateway to the virus.
And that's when he ejaculated in my mouth. Am I infected?
I need profilaxy?
Title: Re: Very afraid
Post by: Jim Allen on January 01, 2020, 11:52:17 am
Hiya,

You back with the same basic question as before. The hole makes no difference to the assessment

Generally speaking, the mouth simply lacks route (Cells to infect) for HIV, and even if there was damage to your mouth (inside your mouth) as in gaping open sores like meth mouth creating a possible route than saliva & air also act to neutralize HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect human cells.

All in all, giving a blowjob is such a minute concern with regards to HIV that we don't even recommend specifically testing over it. Just get tested whenever you are next normally due a routine check-up.