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Offline BalkanPower

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Bad Oral Health + Oral sex
« on: July 12, 2010, 04:39:41 PM »
Hi guys,

long time reader here and I know what you think about giving someone a blowjob. The only thing I haven't really found on the forum is when you guys say there might be a risk if one has extremely poor oral health.

I must be honest and say that my oral health is not the best. I have two broken tooth broken on the left side of my jaw. There is only a root present, and the gums don't always look healthy and look like bleeding gums.

I had unprotected oral sex 2,5 and 3,5 half weeks ago awith two guys. None of the guys ejaculated, but there might have been precum. Since last saturday I have this constant difficulty breathing (Shortness), i have a low grade fever (37,4 where my normal temperature is 36,8) and I notice (noticable to the eye easily) a swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck (in can only notice this one).

Is this consistant with ARS? For so long I have been able to live without anxiety, but now I'm getting scared again. Could my bad oral health make me an exception??

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Re: Bad Oral Health + Oral sex
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 04:49:19 PM »
Without ejaculation? No a real risk here. Even with ejaculation I wouldn't be concerned about this.

The idea that HIV is transmitted to a person who performs unprotected oral sex on an HIV positive man is theoretical. That is, we think it can happen but we're yet to see any substantiated persuasive case evidence that it has happened.

Even with your oral health issues (seriously mate, see a dentist!) I don't think HIV is a concern for you.

Nevertheless if you're worried you should arrange for an HIV antibody test 13 weeks from date of the most recent sexual encounter.

Your symptoms are most likely related to inflammation and bacterial infection arising from your manky teeth, especially the fever and the swollen node.


Offline BalkanPower

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Re: Bad Oral Health + Oral sex
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 05:24:09 PM »
Thank you for your answer. If I was rational it would be easier to tell myself the risk was non existant. But it's just that d*** coincidence that I experience certain symptoms in the unlucky time frame....do you think it necesary that I should test?

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Bad Oral Health + Oral sex
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 05:35:44 PM »
Thank you for your answer. If I was rational it would be easier to tell myself the risk was non existant. But it's just that d*** coincidence that I experience certain symptoms in the unlucky time frame....do you think it necesary that I should test?

As for the symptoms, remember Ockham's Razor: "The simple answer is usually correct." You have bad dental health. These result in infections which cause fevers and swollen glands. A far more reasonable explanation for why you feel unwell than HIV infection from giving head.

Is it necessary for you to test? Well, you need to decide that for yourself. There are no documented cases of HIV being transmitted in the way you describe, but from our understanding of HIV science it's a possibility. A remote possibility.

As I said, if you're sufficiently concerned, you should arrange a test.


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Re: Bad Oral Health + Oral sex
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 05:40:25 PM »

As you are not hiv positive, you should not post in the Living With forum or the Research forum where you have previously posted. If you read the Welcome Thread before posting like you're supposed to, you will have read the following posting guideline:


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Here's what you need to know in order to remain hiv negative:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!


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Offline BalkanPower

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Re: Bad Oral Health + Oral sex
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 05:46:10 PM »
Ann I am sorry. I know it was supposed to be the am i infected forum, but I don't know how I got it into the living with forum. Didn't mean to post it there and sorry again


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