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Unprotected oral sex

Question: 

Hello,
I am a male, and met with a man few days ago. I do not know his HIV status. We gave oral sex to each other without using condom. Neither of us ejaculated in the other's mouth but I could feel his pre-cum in my mouth. Most of the time after I brush my teeth, I can see my teeth are bleeding. What is my risk to get HIV from this? Do I need an HIV test? Thanks!

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from your question, you were asking about the risk factor of 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). This scenario satisfies two out of the three points of the transmission equation, in that there is potential for bodily fluid (pre-cum) to enter the bloodstream (potential cuts or sores in the mouth).

Since in your scenario you are at risk, we would recommend going to your physician or a clinic to get tested for HIV.

If there is a continued risk exposure, we would recommend also asking your physician about PrEP/PEP, which is a biomedical preventative measure.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Sara