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oral sex with bi hemophiliac 11 years ago
Aug 15, 2004

Hello:

I recently lost a male bisexual friend who I didn't know he was a hemopheliac (spelling) and possibly positive through blood transfusions. I am a lesbian and have not had sex with a male since then if that helps.

11 yrs ago (1993) we had oral sex 4 times. I had a hiv test this past Monday and won't know the results for another 2 weeks, but my question is.. what are the risks? I've had multiple surgeries/procedures in my life since then for isolated things (car accident/bile duct cyst).

I would think/hope something would have been found out in the hospital and I would have been showing signs or symptoms these past 11 years..but have not thank god. (immune system weak and problem recoup from surgeries etc). which were not the case.

Any ideas/thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Heather

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi Heather,

Oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV transmission. That you have been well for 11 years is also encouraging. I would say your HIV risk at this point would be minimal. The odds are astronomically in your favor for not having contracted the virus.

We'll all send you our very best karma that your HIV test will be negative, but in all honesty, your odds are so minute that I doubt you'll even need it.

Write back in two weeks and let us know if our optimistic predictions have become a happy reality. We'll WOO-HOO together, OK?

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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