« Go Back

Received blowjob and afraid of HIV

Question: 

Hi, 5 months back I had sex with an high end commercial escort. She looked clean and healthy. I had protected sex with her, however she did deep throat unprotected blow job for me. Before doing she goggled with listerene. I do not have any cuts or sores in my penis. Just a week back I came from a vacation and faced severe cold cough and sore throat, also got fever which lasted for two days. I don't see any rashes or any stomach upset symptoms. I am just afraid about affected with HIV.

Answer: 

Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It sounds like you are distressed about the likelihood of acquiring HIV.

From what you have described, 5 months ago you engaged in several sexual activities with a commercial sex worker. Vaginal sex with a condom is seen as a Low Risk activity as it involves an exchange of body fluids and there has been a few reports of infection. On the other hand, receiving oral sex is seen as a Negligible Risk as there is an exchange of fluids, but there has never been a confirmed report from this activity. Here at AIDS Vancouver we recommend routine testing. It might be helpful for you to pursue HIV Testing if you are concerned about whether you have acquiring HIV or not. Below I have attached an HIV Transmission Equation chart, which focuses on the necessary factors required for HIV Transmission to be possible.

HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION

BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection

= RISK OF HIV TRANSMISSION

For more information on HIV you can visit AVERT HIV Transmission .

Regards,

Chris, Volunteer

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (PST)
1 844 INFO-HIV (Toll free Canada & U.S.)
helpline@aidsvancouver.org
Private & Confidential