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Came into contact with blood and semen
« on: January 28, 2019, 10:31:04 pm »
Hi everyone! First post to this forum

Iím a gay male and was at a sauna earlier today (for those who donít know, a place where gay men go to mostly have fun). I gave a guy a blowjob and can taste semen, I didnít swallow anything and spat everything out after and realised there was also blood as well as semen which also showed up in my spit, it looked like quite a good amount of blood (may I add, he was circumcised) I also tasted blood after and kept spitting for the rest of the day. I think Iím more concerned at whoís blood it could have been?! Feel a bit disgusted at myself for even going

Am I at risk of HIV? I know that saliva is a good barrier but it was both blood and semen, could the two together act as a more powerful force?

Either way, this happened earlier today so still time to get PEP

Thanks

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Re: Came into contact with blood and semen
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 01:40:15 am »
Hiya

Indeed the virus is very fragile, and without damage to your mouth it generally lacks route to infect, besides this your saliva has dozens of protein and enzymes that damage HIV receptors and render HIV unable to infect. Its such a tiny HIV concern, that we do not recommend specifically testing over it, just get tested the next time you are normally due out of routine.

Taking PEP or not over this is totally up to you. 

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. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV prevention for the future.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as safe in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for far to acquire 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.

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Kind regards

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