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Buzz1
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Exposed through Oral Sex?
      09/03/12 02:54 AM

I was just diagnosed as HIV positive about three weeks ago. It must have been a very recent exposure since I was testing negative in mid-late July but for about a month this summer I was very ill (fevers, rash, fatigue) so I was seroconverting and as of August 14 I tested positive.

I am fairly certain I can trace my exposure to a very, very unusual incident I had in the spring-I was receiving oral sex from a partner and after a few minutes I saw some blood on my penis. His mouth was bleeding due to dental work. I didn't think anything of it so I cleaned up really well and we stopped.

I have heard that it is theoretically possible to be exposed to HIV through unprotected oral sex but apparently it is extremely rare. However, I'm told that the blood may have entered through the mucous membrane and now here I am.

Ironically I have been extremely careful about sex since I came out over twenty years ago so I was shocked to receive the news that I'm positive.

Has anyone else been infected in a similarly rare, unusual manner?

It's almost like being struck by lightening or having a safe fall on one's head when walking down the street-it is still a bit unfathomable for me to process fully.

Any other stories, advice, or experiences to share are very welcome.

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* Exposed through Oral Sex? Buzz1 09/03/12 02:54 AM
. * Re: Exposed through Oral Sex? wiccaguy78   10/20/12 07:48 PM
. * Re: Exposed through Oral Sex? Sherezade   09/04/12 09:59 PM
. * Re: Exposed through Oral Sex? ashler1977   09/09/12 08:35 AM
. * Post deleted by Becky AIDS2HIV   09/10/12 12:50 PM
. * Re: Exposed through Oral Sex? ashler1977   09/10/12 01:39 PM
. * Re: Exposed through Oral Sex? ashler1977   09/10/12 01:48 PM
. * Post deleted by Becky AIDS2HIV   09/11/12 10:08 PM
. * Re: Exposed through Oral Sex? ashler1977   09/22/12 05:37 PM
. * Re: Exposed through Oral Sex? Buzz1   10/08/12 12:56 AM
. * Re: Exposed through Oral Sex? ashler1977   10/24/12 07:19 AM
. * Re: Exposed through Oral Sex? wiccaguy78   10/20/12 07:54 PM
. * Re: Exposed through Oral Sex? ashler1977   10/24/12 07:24 AM
. * Re: Exposed through Oral Sex? Buzz1   09/05/12 10:10 AM

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