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HIV exposure from "sloppy seconds"

Feb 27, 2014

I frequent a bathhouse here in town, and many men who go there are HIV+ and don't use protection. I am a top and use protection for all anal sex, but never for oral. My concern is from having received a blow job from a guy who has just had several other guys ejaculate in his mouth. I am experiencing symptoms of either chymydia or gonnoreah, and was wondering if I could have possibly contracted HIV as well. What is the risk of a top contracting HIV from a bottom who has had several HIV+ men ejaculate in him (either orally or anally)?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi 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. For the person placing his or her mouth on someone else's genitals, the risk may be slightly higher but still very very low. 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. Since you are seeing symptoms of STI's it is important that you receive a full STI screening which should include an HIV test. Being the top carries less risk than being the bottom but it doesn't take away the risk.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

anybody help
should I consider to get tested?

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