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Author Topic: My risks?  (Read 1004 times)

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Offline space89

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My risks?
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:25:50 PM »
Hello, I was tested in December for all oral, and masterbation moments I had with others throughout my years of being alive. It came out to be negative. Since then I've been with 5 guys, I've never done anal, or vaginal sex. 2 of the guys I got with since then has been only handjobs, the other 3 were oral, 2 giving (for about 1 minute each, no ejaculation, only precum involved).. and one where I was sucked for about a minute. I know oral sex is very small in the odds of catching anything and if you were to catch something it'd be another type of STD, but  I'm 22, a pre-op trans, very lonely, no one ever to talk to, by myself.. I get anxiety a lot.. sometimes I end up doing something with men for the wrong reasons... So should I be tested in 3 months months for my exposures I've had recently even though they're very low, I've only been exposed to small amounts of precum in my mouth .. if any, and saliva on my penis..

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: My risks?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 08:51:32 AM »
Giving oral is only theoretically a risk. The only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. As long as condoms are used consistently for those activities you will be well protected.

Nothing you are reporting is a for real risk for HIV. We do generally advise that anyone who is sexually active ought to at least once a year have a full STD panel done because other STDs are much easier to acquire than HIV.

I don't know where you are writing from, but I am wondering if there might not be some organization in your area where you can get support as a pre-op trans person. Or you might try googling "trans support" and similar terms to see what comes up in terms of possible sources of support. We cannot provide that service in this setting.

As far as HIV is concerned you are worrying needlessly. Nothing you are reporting has put you at risk for HIV.   
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