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Offline jussip

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Oral mostly
« on: June 28, 2018, 03:46:05 am »
First of all thank you very much for you excellent work and for support you are giving to so many.

I have a question. I'm a male and I have had several times sex with a woman who I know is sexually active with other people, too. In vaginal sex I've always used a condom, but she has given me several times oral sex without one.

Now she told me she has had a sore throat and she suspected she might have some kind of STD. I'm quite nervous and I would like to have your opinion. Should I test for HIV?

Thank you so much for your advice!

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Re: Oral mostly
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 03:51:18 am »
Getting your penis sucked is not a HIV risk, even if she was living with HIV. Its simply not how HIV is transmitted.

Saliva is not HIV infectious to start wish and it also contains over a dozen elements that neutralize HIV. Let me put it this way in nearly 40 years of the HIV pandemic in terms of BJ's there hasn’t been a single documented case of HIV transmission to an insertive partner (the person being "sucked") and you will not be the worlds first. It simply lacks the biological conditions needed for HIV transmission.

In short my assessment is move on with your life, no need to test over this and just keep using condoms for any intercourse and test at least yearly for STI's & HIV out of standard routine.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Oral mostly
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 12:34:18 pm »
Hi and thank you for this great forum!

I have recently had symptoms which make me afraid.. There was some kind of a infection in my mouth, all over..now I have really aore spota on my tongue. In addition I have had a huge rash..just below my chest all on the front side of my torso.

I have had a few partners in the last months. I have always used condoms, but only in penetrative sex. In oral sex I have not used condoms.

What do you think?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Oral mostly
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 12:47:27 pm »
The only "oral" with a near negelible concern in regards to HIV is giving a blowjob. Now without open wounds your mouth lacks the route (cells) to infect and saliva is hostile towards HIV damaging the receptors needed to infect.

All in all given a man a blowjob is such a near negelible concern we don't recommend specific testing.


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There was some kind of a infection in my mouth, all over..now I have really aore spota on my tongue. In addition I have had a huge rash..just below my chest all on the front side of my torso.


See your GP and treat whatever is making you sick, nothing you mentioned here stood out as a HIV concern.

I hope you feel better soon

Jim
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