can't get tested now...
Mar 11, 2009
thanks. you must get so many intros like this, but i'd really appreciate your answer: i am living in thailand, away from a reliable test site... one month ago i was in bangkok getting a massage and the girl went down on me for oral sex. i was a bit out of it relaxed, and curious... but, i had enough after about 20 seconds... its not really my cup of tea to be with something in that way. neverthless, i am entering into a cherished, monogomous relationship. i know that i will not have sex with her until i am tested for sure, but i am a few months from being back near a reliable hospitable/test. i am a smart guy and have read the material. i know it is possible, but could you ease my mind if it really is super unlikely that i have been infected? i promise i will not endanger anyone by not checking for sure before having sex, but you could save my nerves a lot if you are able to do so truthfully. thanks for your time. i know it is valuable. -michael
Response from Dr. Frascino
Twenty seconds of unprotected insertive oral sex with a Bangkok Massage Gal of unknown HIV status poses a negligible risk for HIV acquisition. The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive oral sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 0.5 per 10,000 exposures. Your estimated risk would be even lower, as we don't know the status of your rub-a-dub gal and your exposure was extremely brief. I would consider your description of your potential risk being "super unlikely" an understatement! I'm quite confident your definitive three-month test will be negative. Check out the archives of this forum. We have an entire chapter devoted to oral sex. You'll find the information there reassuring.
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