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How Much Risk!?

Jan 20, 2012

In the later part on November I received Oral sex from HIV Positive male ( I am a female) He did me three times for a total of 30 min. He says he is undetectable ( but what if that was a lie) he also fingered me for about 10 seconds what if he had a open cut on his finger? In 2007 I had surgery for HPV and have since been all clear ( never any genital warts) or any other STD's. I have been going thru HELL. What is the risk of acquiring the virus from this encounter? How soon do symptoms appear? Please answer. Thank You Anxiety Filled

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

Oral sex has been, and remains a low-risk and safer sex activity. The risk for the person performing the oral sex is about 1 out 10,000. The risk for someone who is receiving oral sex is .5 out of 10,000. I would not be concerned, and do not recommend testing for incidences of oral sex. I would also not be concerned about the "possibility" of him having a cut. Just like the risk from oral sex - it's possible, but it's not probable. In addition, that cut would have to be bleeding profusely for us to even consider it a possibility.

Bottom line: I would not be concerned. If you feel the need, a three month test will give a conclusive result.

In health,


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