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Author Topic: Question on HIV, microscopic blood in saliva, possible?  (Read 5236 times)

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Question on HIV, microscopic blood in saliva, possible?
« on: November 01, 2009, 08:52:44 AM »
Hi there, i recently received a blowjob and a handjob (a week ago) from an escort. Before she performed oral sex on me, she put on a condom for me. Halfway,she then proceeded to use her hand. During this time, she took off the condom and continued to use her hand. At this point in time, there was no more contact of my penis and her mouth. However, she did use use saliva from her mouth once to lubricate my penis and after a few more minutes, i ejaculated. There was no other forms of bodily fluids exchanged nor was there sexual intercourse.
After my senses cleared, i did my research and also went to see my doctor. My doctor advised me to come for a blood test in 12 weeks time which I am more than willing. From what i read on the internet and asking around, i was told that my chances of getting HIV were fantastically low.
However, my doctor was telling me that the skin of the penis tends to be thin and there may have been a possibility of microscopic blood in her saliva which could lead to the possibility of me being infected. He's a close family doctor who has had alot of experience with people coming to him for HIV tests i guess and i do trust him alot. Does his claim hold any validity?

My question is that is the above paragraph possible? If not, why? I really wonder exactly how much at risk am i of being infected with HIV? This has really been affecting me and worrying me a lot.

I have taken the time to read the introduction, and i would like to clarify on this, thanks!

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Re: Question on HIV, microscopic blood in saliva, possible?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009, 09:12:27 AM »
In the entire history of the HIV epidemic there has never been a single confirmed case of a guy becoming infected by his having had oral sex performed on him. Not one.

It's safe to say that despite your doctor's comments, you aren't going to make history by becoming the first to get infected from receiving oral. There is absolutely no need for testing now or in 12 weeks about this incident. Nothing you did sexually put you at risk for HIV. Unfortunately doctors are not always as informed about HIV as they ought to be.

I will add one word of caution and that is about mixing excessive drinking and casual sex. It's a dangerous combination because it puts you into a state of mind in which your ability to negotiate safer sex can be impaired. Have sex with anyone you want to. Just do it the safer way which means sober and always wearing a condom for both vaginal and anal intercourse.

This time out I don't see any cause for further concern.

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Re: Question on HIV, microscopic blood in saliva, possible?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009, 10:04:26 AM »
Right, so what you mean is that, the guy/woman who gets infected with HIV is the person who is giving it due to semen touching or affecting their wounds or bleeding gums (if any) and not the person receiving it?

Cos from the websites, they always say there is the risk of getting HIV from oral sex so i was pretty puzzled.

I guess if that is the case as mentioned in the first paragraph, i am at fault for not reading properly at all. Thanks alot =)

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Re: Question on HIV, microscopic blood in saliva, possible?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009, 11:23:49 AM »
The ONLY confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are through unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse.

Of course anytime you have sex with anything other than your own hand you are theoretically at risk. But in the real world of HIV we know that it is about unprotected intercourse.

Reports of oral transmission through giving oral never seem to hold up under careful examination. And longterm studies of sero-discordant couples who had lots of mutual unprotected oral and only protected intercourse have resulted in not a single sero-negative partner becoming infected. Could it happen? Well maybe if the oral giving partner has a freshly opened oral wound or very poor oral care.

We urge people to use condoms and otherwise only do things sexually which they are comfortable with.

Andy Velez


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