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Risk of Rimming
      #26268 - 01/03/02 09:47 AM

Hello, all...Does anyone know of any cases of hiv transmission due to rimming? It seems to be the case that there are none. My exposure was being rimmed by a sex worker.. no other contact except a hand job....and I am worried...

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Re: Risk of Rimming new
      #26271 - 01/03/02 10:34 AM

The outside of your anus where you'd get rimmed, I don't think is a mucous
membrane. If she/he stuck their tongue in your anus, then that is a mucous
membrane. Unless, she/he had a blood in their mouth, which is highly unlikely, I
would think it would be near zero risk. Saliva is said not to transmit HIV because of
several being an enzyme inhibitor in the saliva, the second being the
extreme low amount of virus in the saliva. But the best news of all is, that the risk of
the sex worker, statistically having HIV is very low.

To ease your mind, maybe you should talk to a doctor or HIV counselor, I'm sure
they would say very low risk, but might suggest getting tested for other STD's.


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      #26280 - 01/03/02 12:06 PM

so .... if this was a gay sex worker in San Fran, the risk of him having HIV is low? Bite a fart, shane.

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Re: Risk of Rimming new
      #26282 - 01/03/02 12:35 PM

Rimming (oral-anal contact)
Feces may contain some blood, but it poses very minimal risk for HIV transmission. However, rimming is a risk for transmission of hepatitis, parasites, and many other sexually transmitted diseases. Safe rimming means using a dental dam or plastic wrap.

For more facts check out:

They have just about every sexual act you can think of along with their OPINION on how safe it is. The page is kinda dated, but most of this information dosn't change all that much.

Hope it helps.


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      #26293 - 01/03/02 02:10 PM

The sex worker was in fact a West African woman, so the chances of her being pos. are much greater than if he were from somewhere else.

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