Anonymous
I have just diagnosed with tonsillitis. I wonder if this is related to my recent unprotect oral sex with my partner (not sure about the HIV status). He ejaculated in my mouth three days ago. What are the chance of my tonsillitis is related to the unprotected oral sex? Is it possible that I got HIV?
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It seems you are concerned that you might have acquired HIV from an oral sex activity that has resulted in the infection of your tonsils. We are glad to provide some information.

Tonsillitis can be a result of a number of viral or bacteria infections of your tonsils. The second fact is that we do not determine the HIV status of an individual using symptoms. One has to be tested in order to determine their HIV status. There is no way of knowing whether the tonsillitis is a result of HIV or not without getting an HIV test.

Receiving oral sex is regarded as a Negligible Risk activity. This means that although the activity involves the exchange of body fluids there has never been a confirmed report of HIV transmission this way. We do not recommend getting tested for this activity as the risk is negligible. However AIDS Vancouver recommends the use of HIV testing as a regular health maintenance routine. This involves getting tested for HIV once or twice a year. This will give you peace of mind as well as providing a chance for early intervention if it is required.

The AIDS Vancouver Helpline Online forum has postings that are related to your question that you can read for additional information. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us again.

Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

In health

Lawrence

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org
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