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Unprotected oral risks


I recently had unprotected oral sex I.e. I received a blowjob from a person of unknown HIV status. There were no cuts on my penis or in the mouth of the person performing the oral act. I asked her about the status of her health and she said she was clean. I know I shouldn't take anyone's word for the status I'm really anxious since the act. It has been 3 days since the act and upon research I have found risk is negligible. I just wanted to know what is the earliest test I can take for diagnosis. I will get the 12 week test but an early test will really calm my nerves.


Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're concerned about the possibility of HIV transmitting during an encounter. We're happy to answer your question for you.

Receiving oral sex is indeed a negligible risk activity, meaning that transmissions are theoretically possible, but haven't ever been observed to actually occur. To see the risk level of this activity and many others, we encourage you to check out our risk assessment page.

We actually would not recommend testing after this specific encounter, simply because the risk levels are so low. That said, we at AIDS Vancouver recommend regular testing for all sexually active individuals. Have you ever been for a test? If it's been a while or you've never been, we'd recommend you go for a test.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question, we hope it has been answered fully.


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