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Offline paranoid92

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Oral Sex
« on: April 27, 2020, 01:17:32 pm »
Hi guys @ POZ,

First and foremost, I want to thank you for all the work you guys do. Keeping this site running and providing useful information is not an easy task, and for that I appreciate you all!

Now, I have somewhat of a concern.

On March 16 I was bi-curios and gave a man a blowjob. I put his penis on my mouth. There was a condom used. A week after my lymph node on my neck became swollen, but no cough could be appreciated. Then, my  tongue became covered on a greasy white layer. No pain, no ulcers. This tongue condition lasted about a week.
At this point, I got tested for Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis. All came out negative.

I was then told, that because of oral sex, I would not have to worry about HIV not HEP. But this, for whatever reason, made me really uneasy.

I then went home, and for a week I got sick. Not anything out of the ordinary, just sick. And attributed this to allergy season. But the chills were really weird. My body felt hot, but with no real fever.

I started sweating, and up until today, I am sweating, but not as much as before.

ON the 35 day mark after the event, I went to the hospital for some back pain and anxiety. I got screened for COVID and told me I was cleared. Then, I spoke with the Dr and told him about my experience, and asked about an STD panel. Because I had already tested for other STIs, he only requested an HIV 1/2 AB/AG test with Reflex.
On that same day, he told me my result was negative. But that my CBC was showing some sort of infection.

Two days later, I went for a follow-up with an FPN who assure me that my case was 98% not HIV. I then developed dry hands, and she told me it could be related to the infection that my body is fighting.

As of today, I've lost weight, water mostly, and I've lost my appetite. I feel sickish, but not really weak.

Should I be concern about HIV, although the test shows negative at 35 days?

Thanks!

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Re: Oral Sex
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 01:43:29 pm »
Hiya

Sorry to hear that you have been feeling unwell.

To confirm I understand correctly he had a condom on for the BJ?
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Offline paranoid92

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Re: Oral Sex
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2020, 01:46:44 pm »
Yes he did.

When he finished, as far as I remember, I could see all the semen being held back by the condom. I don't recall the penis on my mouth without the condom, but I could be wrong, as it was more than a month ago. Again, all the fluid that I remember tasting, besides my saliva, was the condom lubricant. But, I am not really sure if the condom may have become broken at some point.

Thanks,
paranoid92

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Re: Oral Sex
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2020, 01:52:05 pm »
Right, thanks.

So firstly sorry to hear you are feeling unwell, nothing you mentioned is HIV specific, some of it totally unrelated regardless of your HIV status and you should continue to work with your doctor so they can treat whatever is making you feel unwell. Hope you feel better soon.

Regarding your risk from this encounter, even without the condom, I would be telling you to put it behind you.

See giving a blowjob, the mouth simply lacks route (Cells to infect) for HIV, and even if there was damage to your mouth creating a possible route than saliva & air also act to neutralize HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect human cells.

All in all, giving a blowjob without a condom is such a minute concern with regards to HIV that we don't even recommend specifically testing over it outside of normal routine.

So, in short you did not aquire HIV from the concerned encounter.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider taking PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV going forward.

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

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Oral Sex
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2020, 01:55:06 pm »
Jim,

Thanks again for the feedback! I appreciate your prompt response!

Hope to feel better!

Best wishes!


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Re: Oral Sex
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2020, 02:06:50 pm »
You're welcome
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