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HIV via breast milk and oral sex?
Dec 29, 2011

Hi,

One afternoon about 3 months ago I visited a brothel. I didn't have sex but i licked and sucked the prostitutes breasts. When I sucked her nipple at first I felt a bitter taste in my mouth. But when I sucked her other nipple I didn't get that taste.

Now I'm not sure if I got that taste because my mouth was sightly dry (I was nervous), or if it was the aftertaste of the weetabix and milk I had that morning which was revealed by the initial sucking, or whether it was breast milk. If it was breast milk, it couldn't have been a large amount.

I know you usually say that breast milk has practically no risk, but I get bleeding gums regularly when brushing and flossing which might provide an entry route for the virus? Also I also noticed an ulcer in my mouth the next day which might have been there the previous morning..

She gave me a (protected) blowjob too but only for about 20 seconds.

I generally get quite worried about my health. But is it a cause for worry this time, or is it just my mind playing tricks with me again? Do you recommend that I have a HIV test?

Thanks

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

Bleeding gums can increase the risk for transmission, but the risk still remains low. I do not think you need to specifically test for this incident. You can wait until your next regularly schedule HIV test.

In health,

Richard



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