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Oral thrush and hiv
« on: May 15, 2020, 03:43:49 am »
Hello,im  24  years old male,  2 years ago I had protected sex with many sex workers but unprotected oral sex

I got oral thrush 1 year ago,it was localized under my tongue and cleared up with medication within 4 days

The problem now is i read that oral thrush is uncommon at my age and usually associated with hiv;whick make me anxious

is it true that most cases of oral  thrush in young are due to hiv ?

I asked this question many timeso on other forum and all i got is " you need to be tested " without any response regarding oral thrush, which  is extremly scary and suggest that i may have it

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Re: Oral thrush and hiv
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 04:46:24 am »
UPDATE :  I  saw a doctor by teleconsultation and ask for prescription for the HIV test , I went to the lab immediatly but they refused me because I dont have mask

Finally I went to my pharmacy and bought a rapid test   :  I  did it right now : Im hiv negative ! What a relief ! 
cant believe it !!!!!!!

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Re: Oral thrush and hiv
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 05:22:07 am »

Firstly thrush overgrowth is common enough that it will happen to most adults regardless of HIV status for various reasons. If you are still having thrush issues see your doctor and treat it instead of stressing about it.

Glad to hear the result was negative on HIV, however, you had no reason to worry and should be testing out of routine for HIV and far easier to acquire STI's at least yearly as routine.

Regarding the sex workers, the intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse it's obvious to the insertive partner. There is no reason to be stressing about intercourse as long as this obvious issue did not happen.

You don't mention what kind of oral but ill cover off some basics as education.

Receiving a blowjob is no HIV risk to you whatsoever.  It 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")

There is also no HIV risk from either receiving or giving kisses, rimming or cunnilingus.

As for giving a blowjob, it's a risk but such a minute one with regards to HIV that we don't even recommend specifically testing over it. Just get tested during your next normal routine STI & HIV check-up.

Anyhow, try not to stress yourself out over nothing next time.

Finally from your post, I understand that you have not had any sex within the last two years if you do become sexually active again then keep the below in mind.

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 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.

Kind regards


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