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Author Topic: Woman who gave oral to a man  (Read 1240 times)

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Woman who gave oral to a man
« on: January 29, 2019, 03:11:03 pm »
Hello,

I am very worried. I am a woman and gave a blowjob to a guy I did not know 10 weeks ago. He came right away, which was a surprise, and I swallowed. I am so worried now that I have HIV because I donít know anything about him and he ejaculated.

I took a test at 2 weeks, which was negative, but I realize from reading testing recommendations that it was probably too early to tell. I have been having hot flashes and lots of anxiety since it happened. and five weeks after it happened I had a cold, loose bowels at six weeks and sinus pressure right now.

I donít use drugs and have a healthy mouth and no recent dental work. Do you recommend testing again? How many people go on to test positive for  hiv on this site after their only exposure is oral?

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Re: Woman who gave oral to a man
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 03:22:02 pm »
All in all giving a blowjob is such a minute concern with regards to HIV that we don't even recommend specifically testing over it, just get tested whenever you are next due.

See without damage (Like; Open bleeding wounds/ meth mouth etc) your mouth generally lacks the route (cells) to infect and, even than saliva is hostile towards HIV damaging the receptors needed to infect you.

Try to relax, if this was your only sexual encounter/activity in life, then HIV should simply not be a concern.

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.

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: Woman who gave oral to a man
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 10:42:15 am »
Thank you Jim!
I just took a Ora Quick Test yesterday and it came back negative. This was at a little more than 10 weeks since the risk.

Do you think I should test again at 12 weeks? I know you said I had a small risk and probably didnít need to test specifically for that but i got nervous.

Thanks for your advice.

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Re: Woman who gave oral to a man
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 11:02:05 am »
You had no reason to run out and test. The concern is so minute you can relax and move on with your life, simply test whenever you are normally next due a routine STI check. 

If you must test purely for peace of mind, then test at 3 months post the BJ.

Jim
« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 11:39:23 am by JimDublin »
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Re: Woman who gave oral to a man
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 05:08:05 pm »
Sorry to be a worrier but I tested at 13 weeks with an Ora Quick saliva test. It was negative. Can I consider this conclusive?  I am asking because the box said it would not detect some cases (1 in 12)  even after 90 days.

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Re: Woman who gave oral to a man
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 05:27:45 pm »
Yes, its conclusive. Not that you had any reason to test.

Try to relax and move past this.

Jim 

« Last Edit: February 27, 2019, 05:39:05 pm by JimDublin »
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