receptive oral sex and hiv
Apr 13, 2013
A few hours ago, I received a blowjob from a guy who afterwards told me that he was HIV positive (casual sex, I met the guy in a bar and the encounter happened in a parking lot). I ejaculated on his mouth, but I did not notice any lesions, cuts or sores on my penis. I am very anxious about this whole situation and would like to know whether I am at risk. For this type of scenario, should I go to a ER and ask for a course PEP. One more question, though. Can the virus enter the penis through the urethra opening and then go down the urethra and somehow entering the blood stream there (for the receptive oral sex partner)? Thanks,
Response from Ms. Southall
We know that the risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. Theoretically, obvious cuts, wounds, sores, or infections in the mouth could raise this risk. But relatively speaking this is still considered to be a low-risk sexual activity as the mouth is not a hospitable place for the HIV virus. Please note that other sexually transmitted infections are readily spread via oral contact and you may need to be checked for these.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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