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Oral and fingering risk

Question: 

Before sex and after sex, I brushed my teeth a bit too hard, and I could taste my own blood. I performed oral sex on a girl with unknown status, and I also deep fingered her. The day before, I cut my nails too deep and it bleed a little. I am WSW, but she had a few male and female partner before. Not too sure if relevant, but she also always brush her teeth after and before sex. Around two weeks after, I feel muscle ache that lasted for a day, and I got persistent sore throat that lasted almost a month.Should I get tested?

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of HIV transmission from performing unprotected 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).

The scenario mentioned above does meet the three components of the Transmission Equation. This is because vaginal fluids can carry the HIV virus and it could gain direct access to your bloodstream when performing oral sex. Although the risk of acquiring HIV from performing oral sex is very low, it can be heightened if sores are present (vaginal or oral) or if you have bleeding gums (1). For the future, consider using condoms for all sexual activities to further reduce the risk of HIV and other STI transmission.

Recommendation: Refer to a health care provider for HIV testing.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Marie