Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 17, 2019, 07:10:39 pm

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 746830
  • Total Topics: 62530
  • Online Today: 303
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 am)
Users Online
Users: 1
Guests: 275
Total: 276

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ pages, including our "HIV Transmission and Risks" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" basics, will remain accessible to all.

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: Oral sex Risk!  (Read 831 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline rsp

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Oral sex Risk!
« on: April 15, 2019, 12:03:03 am »
Hello!

On March 30th, I met a pretty guy. I donít usually give oral sex to other guys, but this one was pretty so I fell for him. In the car, I gave  him oral sex and he gave me oral sex too. I felt a little pre-cum in my mouth. Two weeks later, I started with sore throat. No fever, no diarrhea, no swollen glands; I just saw white spots at the back of my throat. Pills werenít effective, the pain was  always there. My white blood cells  count came back normal, it means there was no infection. The sore throat lasted just three days.

Three days after the oral sex event and before my sore throat , I saw a little wound inside my mouth. I donít know if that wound (I bit myself) was present during the event. I donít know if the pre-cum touched that wound. What do you think?  Can I be infected? If I had a cute infection, would the white blood cells be affected at this moment?

Offline rsp

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: Oral sex Risk!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 12:05:40 am »
I forgot to mention I have dental caries in one tooth. Pre-cum could enter

Offline Jim Allen

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 12,767
  • Twitter @JimAllenDublin
    • HIV Lessons
Re: Oral sex Risk!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 03:43:21 am »
Hiya

I read your post very carefully.

Giving a blowjob, firstly without damage like bleeding open sores/ meth mouth etc the mouth it lacks route (Cells to infect) for HIV infection and even if there was damage than saliva neutralize HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect human cells.

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. Relax, no need to panic or stress, just get tested whenever you are next normally due a routine check-up.

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 protection going forward

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

Please Note.
As a member of the AM I Infected Forum you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here . It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be deleted
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
HIV 101
Transmission and Risks:
HIV Transmission and Risks
Read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
Read about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
HIV TasP
You can read about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
Read about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

Offline rsp

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: Oral sex Risk!
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 10:47:58 pm »
Hi!!

Iím worried. On July 30th, I hooked up with another guy. I introduced just the tip of my penis in his anus (unprotected), I didnít have sex with him, it just was the tip, I introduced it like 4 times, every time was like 3 seconds inside.

Two weeks later, I developed a sore throat (right). It was like a canker sore at the back (right side) of the throat. Itís been a week and the pain hasnít gone away. The canker sore has disappeared but the redness and pain is still there when swallowing.

Itís been 16 days  since the unprotected introduction of the tip. I donít have any other symptoms. If that pain of the throat were linked to the acute infection, If I order a PCR QUANTITATIVE HIV RNA, if negative, can I forget about HIV?

How big was my risk?

Offline Jim Allen

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 12,767
  • Twitter @JimAllenDublin
    • HIV Lessons
Re: Oral sex Risk!
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 11:03:30 pm »
Hiya,

None of the symptoms you mentioned are HIV specific, see your GP regarding the pain and redness so they can treat it.

I would not recommend RNA testing for HIV screening, unprotected intercourse is a risk although I understand it was only brief I would still recommend testing with an approved antibodies test at 6 weeks post-exposure for a result, you can confirm this result at 3 months post-exposure. Remember to also test for far easier to transmit STI's whilst you are at it.

Best, Jim
HIV 101 - Everything you need to know
HIV 101
Transmission and Risks:
HIV Transmission and Risks
Read more about Testing here:
HIV Testing
Read about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
HIV TasP
You can read about HIV prevention here:
HIV prevention
Read about PEP and PrEP here
PEP and PrEP

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2019 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.