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Ryan Kull for President

Apr 25, 2003

I received oral sex from an old girlfriend without a condom. I then had sex with her (without a condom) and she was on her period at the time. I do not know anything about her sexual behavior in the past 4 years, am I at greater risk for HIV or an STD because she was menstrating? Thanks so much, I'm very scared.

Response from Mr. Kull

Tricked again!

HIV is not known to be transmitted through insertive oral sex. Exposure to blood does increase your risk for infection, but that is only true if your partner is in fact infected with HIV. This also applies to sexually transmitted infections that are transmitted through genital contact or contact with blood. If you are concerned about your status, get tested three or more months after your exposure.


could i have a symptom of hiv?

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