Hello, Thanks for this awesome service.
I have a quick question regarding my exposure yesterday (the day before this question is being sent).
I met with a guy who said he is married and disease free. we decided to hang out at my place, we had long session of deep kissing and mild lip biting and he ended with giving me a blow job. but today i found out from him that he didn't get tested over a year. So this bothers me a lot now. i didn't notice any bleeding or sores. i didn't had any sores that i remember. but i always thought kissing was safe sex activity until i see some discrepancies now. this case is m4m
please advice if i need to get tested, and when should i get tested. i was going to get tested after 28 days with a blood draw. do you think it will be accurate by that time. thx
Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about whether you should get tested for HIV after possible exposure. Kissing with no blood present is considered to be a no risk activity as HIV cannot be transmitted through saliva. However, from the information given, this scenario is determined to be** Negligible Risk **(There are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission). Receiving oral sex is considered to be negligible risk as it presents a potential for HIV transmission because they do involve the exchange of body fluids. However, there has never been a confirmed report.
In regards to accurate test results, the window period of a 4th Generation test is 4-12 weeks. At 28 days, this would be in the window period for the HIV test. Most HIV specialists consider this test conclusive at 6 weeks. Official HIV guidelines still recommend re-testing at 12 weeks for completely conclusive results with an accuracy of 99.9%. Please see the attached link below for more information on HIV testing.
Recommendation: There are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission. Refer to physician for more personalized answers
Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley