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Bite Tongue After Oral Sex

Question: 

I had anal oral sex about 3 weeks ago. After I finished I washed my mouth out with peroxide like I normally do. This time I accidentally bite my tongue causing it to bleed after I washed my mouth out. I'm worried because i'm not sure all the germs escaped my mouth. This was like 15 minutes after oral sex. I'm not sure how long anal mucus remained in my mouth or if the peroxide washed it away. I would hate to hear that someone's anal mucus was able to get in the sore from the tongue bite. Not sure how all that works. Since then I've been having post nasal drip mild flu symptoms like sore throat.

Answer: 

Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the possibility of HIV transmission given a bitten tongue after you have had performed oral sex.

From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Low Risk: (Evidence of transmission occurs through these activities when certain conditions are met). Performing oral sex without a barrier is considered to be an act of Low Risk and may provide the necessary requirements for HIV transmission. It is worth noting that biting your tongue 15 minutes after the act of performing oral sex does not warrant an excess of risk beyond the act itself. HIV transmission occurs when the following three requirements are met: HIV positive fluids (semen, blood, pre-cum, vaginal fluid, rectal fluid, and breast milk), with direct access to the bloodstream, through a High, Low, or sometimes Negligible Risk act. For this reason, performing oral sex without a barrier may provide risk for HIV transmission.

In regard to the symptoms you are experiencing, it is nearly impossible to determine HIV status by symptoms without adequate HIV screening confirmation. Symptoms of HIV also mimic symptoms that are associated with other viruses and infections. For this reason, it is best to seek HIV testing when determining HIV status.

Recommendation: Refer to Physician for HIV testing.

All the best,

AIDS Vancouver Online/Helpline, Cody