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Chance of Exposure
« on: November 06, 2019, 02:03:36 pm »
So recently I decided to experiment with a guy and we ended exchanging oral sex on each other unprotected, and anal sex on each other protected. Neither of us had gotten to the point of ejaculation (maybe some pre-cum idk) because I wasn't enjoying the experience at all and I stopped him. The guy said he was clean and said he was on PreEP l,  but personally I want to take the safe position and say that I cant trust him (you cant trust everyone). After a day or two I started getting a sore throat and fatigue and I thought maybe it was something hiv related? So basically I wanted to know what the chance of me getting hiv from this encounter. Thank you to everyone who replies :)

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Re: Chance of Exposure
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 02:18:41 pm »
Hiya,

I'm clean as well, washed this morning. Anyhow not sure what his cleanliness has to do with HIV but I'm glad to hear he claims to have had a wash as well.

Getting your penis sucked lacks all the conditions required for acquiring HIV,  thus it makes sense that after nearly 40 years of this 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.

Giving a blowjob, see generally speaking the mouth simply lacks route (Cells to infect) for HIV, and even if there was damage to your mouth creating route 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. Just get tested whenever you are next normally due a routine check-up.

Regarding the symptoms, most people have none, although in your case it simply has nothing to do with HIV from this encounter simply because two days is way too short. Hope you feel better soon.

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 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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« Last Edit: November 06, 2019, 02:52:14 pm by Jim Allen »
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Re: Chance of Exposure
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 07:15:50 pm »
Hey Jim,

Thank you for the response. I'm sorry I know that I shouldn't use the word "clean" to describe hiv positive individuals. Its just that I have high anxiety and paranoia issues. I didnt want to offend anyone.

After reading your response and readin other individuals similar situations I feel a lot better.

I kind of wanted to ask a follow up question if that's ok. When I was giving a bj if some pre-cum got into my mouth and interacted with my saliva at all would it immediately neutralize the hiv? Cause I think a little bit of pre-cum got in my mouth and I think there was a possibility that I swallowed it.

I think I forgot to mention that it has been a week since the event and I have had that sore throat since a day or two after the event. But like you said I shouldn't worry about it. :)

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Re: Chance of Exposure
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 07:47:22 pm »
Hiya,

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better

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I kind of wanted to ask a follow up question if that's ok. When I was giving a bj if some pre-cum got into my mouth and interacted with my saliva at all would it immediately neutralize the hiv? Cause I think a little bit of pre-cum got in my mouth and I think there was a possibility that I swallowed it.

Asked and answered really, the environment in your mouth is hostile towards HIV and saliva is part of that so is air. The mouth, your throat and stomach all hostile environments that generally lack the cells for HIV to infect. All in all, it's a near negligible concern.

he was on PreEP l,  but personally I want to take the safe position and say that I cant trust him (you cant trust everyone).

Perfect, indeed trust does not prevent HIV. If the guy is indeed on PrEP that's great for him, because taken correctly it reduces his HIV risk.  You, however, have no way to know for sure about his PrEP usage or HIV status, neither do I.

I would recommend talking to your healthcare provider about starting PrEP yourself going forward as an additional layer of HIV prevention
« Last Edit: November 06, 2019, 08:20:17 pm by Jim Allen »
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