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Offline tpatzol

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oral sex
« on: May 03, 2011, 12:27:27 AM »
One thing im worried about is hiv spread threw precum?I believe it is but what i read online may not be accurate thats why im asking here.

(I do realize that its extremely hard & very rare to catch hiv from giving or receiving oral sex & that includes swallowing to)

Here is my situation. I ate some onion rings at dairy queen i did not realize i was going to get sick from them!I got sick from them like around about noon on sat of this past week weekend. Well i gave a guy a bj on sat & im pretty sure hes 95 % hiv positive!I always swallow. I am nervous about catching it cause of me being sick & my immune system being lowered from getting sick from the onion rings. Would that affect anything with catching hiv? (I was sick for 3 days)sat sun mon

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Re: oral sex
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 06:29:13 AM »

Getting sick with food poisoning - or anything else for that matter - is not going to change the fact that oral sex is not a true risk for hiv infection. You're worrying needlessly.

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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A friend of mine stated that if the virus is active then it shows up positive
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 07:07:54 PM »
A friend of mine stated that if the virus is active then it shows up positive otherwise if the hiv virus is not active it shows up negative!

I dont believe that. I believe once your infected the test shows positive!If your positive now you will still be positive in 4 years from now to. You wont show up negatiave at all once you text positive for the virus!

Please clarify everything i have stated thank you. I think hes just trying to freak me out. He also stated you can catch it from toilet seats & oral sex. I have learned here you cant get hiv from giving blow jobs!It dont work that way.

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im srry i didnt realize i posted a question already on this site!

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Re: oral sex
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2011, 09:02:28 PM »
I've merged your threads here. In the future please follow our rule and keep all of your entries in this same thread.

That's nonsense your friend is saying about active and inactive. Once someone is confirmed as HIV positive they remain so. Permanently. Their viral load may go down (or up), but their HIV status remains positive.

HIV is a fragile virus. It is not transmitted through environmental surfaces such as food, doorknobs, nicks at the barbershop, toilet seats, utensils and other common aspects of daily life.

Stop worrying unnecessarily and get on with your life. If you re-read what has been said to you in the past you have gotten all the basics you need to know about HIV transmission. You can also read our lesson about it on this site.
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