Anonymous
6 weeks ago I had a oral sex with man of unknown status through Gay site. I performed oral sex on him n sucked for more than 15 minutes. He didnot cum in my mouth but there was Precum in my mouth. I also developed abrasion/ulcer in my mouth after oral sex may be due to friction. Now I am scared to death of acquiring HIV from this incident. Since last 30 days my anxiety level has gone so high at I can't sleep and having panic attack each day. Pls acess my risk
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver Helpline. I will try and answer your questions as best I can.

Giving oral sex is "low risk".there is the low potential for HIV transmission because they involve an exchange of body fluids. However, there have been few reports of infection attributed to these activities (usually under a certain identifiable conditions like having sex with a person you known to have acquired HIV, "and" you had major dental work and you were experiencing lots of bleeding). The ulcers and abrasion you experienced 'after' oral sex are not considered for increasing risk.

While your activity is considered Low Risk, if you were to consider testing, since it has been 6 weeks since the point of contact, HIV tests can detect 95% of infections at 4 to 6 weeks . Most people develop detectable anti-bodies in 21 to 25 days. The best way to know about HIV or other STI's is to get tested. An HIV test such as the ELISA 3rd (and 4th )Generation test is conclusive at 12 weeks with 95% of infection detectable at 4-6 weeks. The Rapid test (which can be show results in minutes) is also conclusive at 12 weeks with 95% of infection detectable at 4-6 weeks.

We recommend going to talk to a doctor or a medical clinic that specializes in STIs so you can get the support you need and to relieve your anxiety.
Also, if you live in the Vancouver Coastal Region, give us a call (604 696 4666) where we can offer you more resources and get you in touch with our Health promotion Team. All calls are confidential and private.



Thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver Helpline.


Best Wishes.

Renee

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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