Jun 7, 2001
Dear mister in a very drunken state of mind i have had sex with a transsexual (male) prositute.we used a condomn for oral and anal sex, and the condomn did not brake.i am very glad it didn't, since i know that the chance hiv is tranmitted in this way is very minor.however,when performing oral sex on my penus the transsexual also reached my anus with his mouth (in a superficial way),what is the chance that this infects me with hiv?i am extremely worried and would be very gratefull if i could exclude the prossibility of transmittion to a reasonable extent prior to taking a hiv test.i have troubles sleeping at night re-thinking everything that happened that night.thanks very much, a concerned
Response from Mr. Kull
Well, you're right in thinking that oral and anal sex with condoms is a great way to protect yourself from infection with HIV and many STDs. It is highly unlikely that you would have become infected by engaging in those activities. It is also unlikely that you would have been infected by receiving analingus (rimming, oral-anal contact).
When someone puts their mouth on your anus, the fluid that is normally expected to come into contact with the mucous membranes of your anus/rectum is saliva. HIV can be isolated in the saliva of infected people, but at low and probably non-infectious levels. This is why we don't see people getting infected by deep kissing or through receiving any variation of oral sex.
Putting your mouth on someone's anus poses a slightly higher, but still low risk, for HIV infection. A person rimming another without a barrier is at greater risk for hepatitis, some other STDs, and bacterial infections.
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