|HAD PROTECTED SEX WITH AN HIV+ WOMAN
Feb 20, 2012
hello. i had protected sex with an hiv + woman just once but we used to kiss deeply yet i had bleeding gums,i dont know if she had bleeding gums too but am really concerned about my health because by the time i had sex with her she had a serious hiv rash on her skin so i think her viral load was high. please help me. i deeply kissed with bleeding gums but had correctly used a condom and i washed my penis with soap and water after removing the condom but am not circumscied. am i infected?
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi I'm glad to hear you had protected sex! Kissing doesn't pose a risk, though having bleeding gums does create an entry point for HIV as well as many other types of bacterias and virus's. HIV is not in saliva so you could not get it from her this way. There has to be a direct exchange of body fluid (blood, semen or vaginal fluid). So is HIV transmission possible,yes , Probable, NO! If you want to be sure getting tested will give you the peace of mind that I hear you are seeking. Rapid HIV tests (meaning you get your results in 20 minutes, whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90. However, when someone has had a known exposure to someone with HIV, you could perform a six month test, just to be extra cautious.
My husband is negative and we kiss ALOT! We are just aware of our oral health to make sure that we both are OK. And this does mean for you to protect her from picking something up from you.
Hope this helps,
Be well an stay safe! Shannon
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Flaky Skin After Oral Sex With No Protection Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Can You Catch Hiv On The First Exposure To Hiv?
- Do People With Aids No Longer Produce Antibodies?
- Does A Contraceptive Pill Affect A Hiv Test?
- Herpes Increasing Risk Of Hiv With Condom
- Hiv Casual Contact Touching Door Knobs
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.