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Unprotected oral sex
« on: February 07, 2019, 03:30:25 pm »
Hi there, Iím a guy who has just has unprotected oral sex with another guy whose status I donít know. I sucked him and took his penis quite deep into my mouth. He got a bit carried away and he touched the back of my throat, it feels a little sore now. The guy didnít ejaculate and I didnít spot any Precum, though he did withdraw as he was getting too close so itís possoble that there was some. Am I at risk of HIV and should I get PEP as an emergency? My gums sometimes bleed when I floss them, particularly one area in the front of my mouth. Iím worried that he could have bruised my throat and some precum went in. Am I overreacting?

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Re: Unprotected oral sex
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 03:45:04 pm »
The virus is very fragile, and your mouth has dozens of protein and enzymes that damage the receptors rendering it unable to infect.

Giving a BJ is such a minute HIV concern, regardless of what happens when you floss that we simply don't even recommend testing over it. No need to panic or stress over every BJ given in terms of HIV, just get tested the next time you are due for a regular checkup.

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 in the future as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as Ďsafeí 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

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Re: Unprotected oral sex
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 03:51:54 pm »
Thanks for your swift response Jim. How about the fact that he hit the back of my throat though and it now feels a bit sore. Should that be a concern at all?

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Re: Unprotected oral sex
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 03:56:23 pm »
No difference

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Re: Unprotected oral sex
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 12:51:16 pm »
Thanks Jim. If I get tested sooner than a yearly review, how long should I leave it? I read you have to wait for 3 months for a test but thatís so long. If I have a test in the next week or so, would that be definitive or would I need to repeat? I know that millions of people probably have unprotected oral sex every day but just want to be totally sure than Iím not infected by this brief encounter. Sorry for sounding like a nutter.

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Re: Unprotected oral sex
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 02:22:39 pm »
Hiya

Already explained there simply is no need test over this, testing over minute or near negelible concerns in life is not a viable/sustainable coping strategy

Anyhow if you really want to test for peace of mind that's up to you, but that's all it's for. Test at 6 weeks post incident with an approved antibodies test and if you want a conclusive result retest at 3 months

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