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How Long After Sex Before Getting Hiv Tested

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scared of getting tested risky bleeding gums during oral sex

This is probably my fifth try. I know the oral sex questions never stop but please help me. To make the long story short, I gave unprotected oral sex to a person of unknown status. It only lasted for a couple of minutes, he did not cum and there...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiWe do know that the risk of HIV transmission through oral sex carries the lowest risk, but having open sores can increase that transmission, SOME, but not a lot. My thought about oral sex and brushing your teeth is that I make sure that it has... Read more »

HIV exposure while getting HIV test? Forgive me if I sound stupid...

After 13 whole weeks of worrying, it was finally time to get tested after having sex with a girl in college in which no condom was used. I was a wreck walking into the free clinic. The test giver/counselor was helpful, and during our "talk...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Your risk of contracting HIV during your HIV OraQuick test is completely nonexistent. If HIV were acquired that easily, it would have wiped the planet out long ago. Your fears are unwarranted. In light of your irrational fears surrounding HIV, I... Read more »

Are there any reported cases of getting HIV from receiving oral sex?

Hi Rick,I had two questions regarding transmission of HIV. I know it's unlikely to catch HIV from receiving oral sex, but I've heard that if biting/teeth were involved, there would be risk--is that the case? Have you known anyone to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. First of all, regarding the semen on the floor, your risks are extremely remote. Realistically speaking, the chances of HIV getting into your bloodstream within minutes of leaving the other persons body under... Read more »

What is the chance of me getting HIV from oral sex?

Hi had sex safe with a guy but had oral sex with the same guy he never ejeculated in my mouth or anything. And he also went down on me. Am i at any risk of getting HIV? Also when should I take a test to get a accurate result? 8 weeks or 12 weeks ? ...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe 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... Read more »
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Getting tested together before having sex.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Did you and your partner get tested together before having sex? Read more »

First getting tested together before sex

Posted by dsaklad, 1 Reply
Before sex, have any of you guys first got tested together with a potential sex partner?...
  for sexually transmitted diseases
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      Urethral STDs
      Anal STDs
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Getting tested together first. Getting tested now.

Posted by don
Both you and your potential sex partner can get tested together first
before beginning the sexual component of the relationship.
The strategy reduces a great deal of ambiguity.

You, yourself can get tested today, now. Test results reduce ambiguity
and... Read more »

Fear of getting tested...

Posted by TheFix, 7 Replies
I know I should get tested (I've just learned that a guy I had sex with about 10 months is positive)....but I simply cannot do it. I am mentally disturbed at the moment...I feel so fragile and I wouldn't be able to confront the test and its result.

I... Read more »