Nov 6, 2002
I neeed some advice....Over the summer I had dry sex with a girl with my clothes on that left a cut after. (from the constant rubbing). A few days later after it scabbed up, I became the reciever of oral sex. (I am a virgin and never have been the giver for oral sex.) I know that you cannot get HIV from salvia, but I was afriad if there was a big risk if she was bleeding somehow. At the time I did not see any blood visible, and I believe if somehow my scab had opened she would have tasted the blood. (though it was on the side of my penis not the top.) I asked her recently if there had been any blood present in her mouth when she was peforming oral sex and she said no and called me a wierdo. I also know that people do not bleed for no reason, inless they had maybe brushed right before, which she hadn't. I took a test 2.5 months later and it came back negative. I am debating to take another one, but am not sure if it is neccessary. Do you think it is just anxiety or should I get tested again?
| Response from Mr. Kull
Your risk for infection is minimal, at best. Since HIV is not known to be transmitted through receiving oral sex, testing for HIV antibodies is generally not indicated.
A test performed at 2.5 months is not technically accurate. Testing three or more months after exposure is considered accurate.
I can't tell you what you should or should not do in this situation. Take the information presented here and do what makes you feel more comfortable.
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