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Author Topic: Worried and foolish  (Read 574 times)

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Offline ScaredFool

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Worried and foolish
« on: January 01, 2020, 04:13:57 pm »
Hi,

Happy New Year :)

Firstly, I will apologise for asking a question Iím sure youíve answered a thousand times.

I met up with a guy from the internet tonight, he gave me oral sex. During the encounter he insisted the lights were off, and he was deep throating.

I didnít perform oral sex on him and we didnít have anal.

It was only afterwards when the light was turned on, that I noticed what looked like a cold sore on his mouth. He had previously told me that he was negative, and when I asked about the cold sore he told me that he was positive.

I donít understand why someone would say one thing and then change it later. I asked him if he was undetectable and he told me he didnít know. Iím now extremely worried and am wondering if I should get PEP?

Any advice would be really appreciated.

Thank you, ScaredFool

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Re: Worried and foolish
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 04:28:38 pm »
Hiya,

Getting your penis sucked is not an HIV risk and nothing you mentioned changes that, his claimed HIV status is irrelevant.

If this was your only sexual encounter than relax and move on with your life.

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 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

Kind regards

Jim

 
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Offline ScaredFool

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Re: Worried and foolish
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 04:37:34 pm »
Hiya Jim,

Thank you for replying so quickly!

I really appreciate your clear response, youíve put my mind at ease.

ScaredFool


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Re: Worried and foolish
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 04:44:19 pm »
You're welcome
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Read more about Testing here:
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Read about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
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Read about PEP and PrEP here
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