The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Reactive Syphilis Test, Non-Reactive HIV Test

Aug 19, 2012

Hi Rick, On July 13th, 2012, I completed a routine sexual health blood test. I am a huge weakling when it comes to blood work, and totally fainted in the doctors office. Once my blood work was completed, I received an alarming and unfortunate call about 6 days later, on Thursday July 19th, that I had tested positive for syphilis. My titre count was 1/16. I received treatment that evening (penicillin injections in the buttox). My worries reside in the HIV transmission risk. I thoroughly check my body often and am a clean freak about my body. I have not seen any sores that would have increased transmission risk, and during my sexual encounters I do not engage in anal sex. I do engage in oral sex (mostly received) and there has been some oral to anal pleasure as well during the period before I received my results. What would be my risk for HIV transmission during this window period? Thank you so much for your help. It is much appreciated. Looking forward to your response.

Kind regards,


Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi, there:

I would not be concerned about HIV. HIV is not easily transmitted via oral sex or during anilingus.

In health,


freaking out! Help me!! risk?
protected encounter with escort

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint