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Should I Get Tested After Oral Sex

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testing for oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Would anyone recommend testing for a guy for just receiving oral sex?
I would appreicate any responses and have a happy Labor Day.

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testing NOT needed if oral sex is only exposure?

Posted by anonymouslad, 4 Replies
Why do the experts(on this site anyway) suggest that testing for HIV is not even recommended if unprotected oral sex is the person's only possible risk? Yet there IS still a chance that HIV can be contracted this way? Surely it would be (a... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I received unprotected oral sex (I am a male) from another male whose HIV status I did not know. I don't think he had any sores or blood in his mouth and I know that I did not have any sores or cuts on my penis. Was I put at risk for HIV? . When... Read more »

oral sex risk and delay testing

Posted by jakemorales, 2 Replies
I'm a new member here. I would like to ask your assesment on my situation. I had an unprotected oral sex with a guy of unknown status about a month ago. I was the sucker of his penis. He ejaculated and then I swallow his semen. Do I have a risk for... Read more »

am i infected oral sex?9 weeks test?

Posted by dumbmistake, 1 Reply
HiI am 18 years old male heterosexual . Almost 10 weeks ago i had a gay encounter with an older person. I performed oral sex on him and he pushed his penis against my anus but failed no penetration only frottage. After 4 weeks and 4 days i had sore... Read more »
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Testing after oral sex

Hello, I received unprotected oral sex and I got an HIV test done 5 weeks post exposure and I got an std check 8 weeks post exposure. All were negative. Can I finally stop worrying about any sort of transmission? I have been going crazy these past...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Oral sex has been and remains a low-risk activity. I do not suggest testing for incidences of oral sex. If you are going to test, you must wait until the 90 day mark before you can get a conclusive answer. Your five week result was a good... Read more »

6 mos test after oral sex, am I o.k.?

HI Doc,I have had 3 negative tests. At 7 weeks/15 weeks/6 months. However still experiencing many symptoms that seem to be related to HIV.I performed oral sex and though I did not take i any fluids, i may have been in contact with some blood. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll be brief . . . . You had three negative HIV tests out to six months. That means you are definitively HIV negative. Consequently, even if your "many symptoms seem to be related to HIV," in reality they are not. As for the fact... Read more »

Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Confused,Yes, there are many mixed messages out there regarding the HIV test window. Guidelines in parts of Australia advise that a six weeks test is conclusive. Other older guidelines claim six months are necessary for a definitive result. In... Read more »

P{lease answer my test came + by recieving oral sex

i got my test after 4 weeks and i tested positive after recieving blowjob from a transgender and tested at the 5th week and it came out negative should i get tested again i'm afraid like hell i've been sending you questions but you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Oral sex, particularly insertive oral sex, carries a very low risk for potential HIV transmission.HIV-antibody tests at four (or even five) weeks are not recommended, as tests taken prior to three months are not considered definitive. That... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Free HIV Testing Offered to Sex Workers in Bakersfield, Calif.

A local organization called Magdalene Hope recently teamed up with California's Kern County Department of Public Health to offer free oral HIV testing to the high-risk female sex workers on Union Avenue near 8th street. Doug Bennett, founder of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Asymptomatic Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infections Detected by Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests Among Boston Area Men Who Have Sex With Men

The current project sought to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic STDs among Boston area men who have sex with men (MSM) who reported oral or anal sex with another male in the past year. During March 2007, 114 asymptomatic MSM receiving care... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

HIV and Oral Sex

Can I get HIV from oral sex? For HIV counselors and safer sex educators, that has to be the most frequently asked question of the last two decades. The connection between HIV infection and oral sex has been debated since HIV was discovered. Even... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- 21 Cities, United States, 2008

Although men who have sex with men (MSM) comprise an estimated 2% of the overall U.S. population aged ≥13 years, 1 59% of persons with diagnoses of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the United States in 2009 were MSM, including MSM... Read more »