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hello there...
sorry for for my bad english i am from ukraine ...i would like to ask if 9 week and 3 day ago i had a blow job (oral sex) from a prostitute i was in condom but i am very worried if she had touch my penis with her lips or tongue can i have hiv i was test by ifa for antibody at 8 week and another one at 9 weeks and 2 day and at 6 week i have a home test all off them were negative here in ukraine they says its a risk to have hiv ....i want to know is thats true that i could have hiv from having a blow job and should i repeat another test i am married and have a daughter and i am worried about my family ....can i have this way hiv ? i dont have no symptoms i didnt have any realation with no one just with my wife in all my life just this time for my stupidity i had this mistake please answe me can i have hiv this way and should i repeat one more time ifa .....thank u for responding
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline. We are happy to help answer your questions, and give you some resources with reliable information.

To begin, we want to let you know that the results of the antibody tests you have taken so far can be considered a very good indication of your status, and they are unlikely to change between now, and 12 weeks post-exposure. Let's explain why:

ABOUT RECEIVING ORAL SEX

* this is considered a negligible-risk activity for acquiring HIV, and there has never been a confirmed report of acquiring HIV from "having a blowjob" in BC.

* using a condom during oral sex reduces the risk of acquiring HIV even more since, it covers the urethra (in the penis).

* bodily fluids (e.g. pre-cum, semen) that may have been in the mouth or on the tongue of your partner cannot pass on HIV since they have been exposed to the air, and have been broken down by a substance (enzymes) in saliva.

* this activity alone does not usually require an HIV test


ABOUT ANTIBODY TESTS

most individuals develop detectable antibodies as early as 21 days to 25 days post exposure, and the HIV tests you have taken were much later than this.

95% of infections are detectable within the first 4 to 6 weeks post-exposure; again, all of your HIV tests were taken after 6 weeks post-exposure.


So far, you have received an HIV test at 6 weeks post-exposure, 8 weeks post-exposure, and 9 weeks post-exposure for an activity that has never shown to lead to acquiring HIV (in BC), and your results can be considered quite reliable. While the results of your HIV test are really unlikely to change, but the safest possible measure would be to be re-tested at 12 weeks post-exposure to achieve conclusive results.

For future reference, the following link can be used to learn about other safe sexual activities: [http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/risk-assessment-chart](http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/risk-assessment-chart)

Additionally, the following link is to a website that provides information about other STIs: [www.smartsexresource.com](www.smartsexresource.com)

We always suggest that individuals who are sexually active be tested for all STIs, including HIV, regularly to maintain their overall health.

We hope this helps answer your questions, and invite you to contact us again if you have any more.

Sincerely,

Marta

AIDS Vancouver Volunteer

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online


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