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Performed oral sex with minor cut on lip; Terrified!!!

Jun 26, 2005

Dr. Bob:

Please help. The other day at about 4:00 pm I was shaving. I cut myself on the lip. It took about twenty minutes for the bleeding to stop. After a while, there were really no signs of the initial laceration. Later that night, (about 3:00 AM)after one too many drinks, I performed oral sex on a man who ejaculated in my mouth. I quickly swallowed. I know that you have said that there is a low risk for oral sex, but with this micro-abrasion/cut on my lip, aren't I likely to get HIV if my partner is HIV positive? This even though the cut on my lip wasn't bleeding at the time?

I am totally stressed about this. Please let me know what you think.

Merci pour tout que vous faites. Je serai heureux de donner à votre cause la plus digne. Tous mon le mieux à vous!


Response from Dr. Frascino

Salut Mec Épouvanté!

Tu as perdu du sang pendant vingt minutes?!? Qu'est-ce que tu as utilisé comme un rasoir ? Une machette, peut-être ?

Oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV transmission, even with your micro-abrasion/not-actively-bleeding cut. I see no reason to be "terrified." But if you are concerned, get tested in three months to set your mind at rest, OK?

Merci pour tes voeux et ton don!


Dr. Bob

Desperately seeking rational voice on test result
risk or not ?

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