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Offline ThatguyinLA

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Hi New guy here just wondering
« on: April 15, 2013, 01:46:50 AM »
Hi I am a 30yo male who gave oral to a man of unknown HIV Status on Wednesday till he finished. Then had protected sex with a guy the next day I was top (insertive) protected* He gave ME oral but that was all till I finished 3 days later I was sick as a dog with a cough and sore throat. No body aches or such but a lil worried. I know the oral question has been asked time and time again. But ARS? can ARS show up that quickly? I am wondering. It cleared up but still lingers/ I have no fever either at all 

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Re: Hi New guy here just wondering
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 02:06:14 AM »
Honestly, I would not worry about this at all. Unless your oral hygiene is poor enough to suppress your saliva (google "meth mouth") at the exact same period in which your partner's viral load is in the millions, there shouldn't even be a problem. And of course there is no risk in receiving fellatio, or in protected sex.

We have yet to determine what factors, exactly, create receptive fellatio transmission in the wild - because none of the three serodiscordant couples' studies have ever turned up such an event. We can theorize what might have let to what might be at best a statistically insignificant number of transmissions through that vector, but that's really just guesswork. Oral sex is essentially safer sex.

There are over a dozen identified elements in human saliva that render HIV inert and incapable of infecting a cell. And the cells that HIV targets are not found in any abundance in the oral cavity in any case.

As for symptoms, we really don't discuss them much here. Acute Retroviral Syndrome tends to run the gamut from zero symptoms to hospitalization. And it's unique to the individual. Allergies can produce many of the same symptoms, as well as cold, the flu, stress, and a number of other things.
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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