i got hiv through oral
May 20, 2011
i recently got infected by hiv through oral sex..i swallowed an annonymous guy i had oral sex with. why did this happen when they say its less risky? i do not have open sores in my mouth but i do tend to have some cheek biting issues? oral sex is the only sex i have. im so mad at this i dont know what to do, i got an initial flu like symptoms six weeks after the sex act. i dont have any symptoms now and am not on meds my t count is 665? how long will i be able to go without meds and should go on meds anyways? Thank you.
Response from Dr. Frascino
"Less risky" does not mean absolutely no risk! See link below.
I would recommend the following:
1. Establish care with an HIV physician specialist if you have not already done so. She will explain your treatment options.
2. Repeat your HIV-antibody test if you have not already done so to rule out a false positive.
3. Learn more about HIV treatment and prognosis by reviewing the wealth of information on this site and related links. Begin with "The Basics" and "Just Diagnosed Resource Center" that can both be easily accessed on The Body's homepage.
I'm here if you need me, OK?
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