Anonymous
Hi
On march 29/2015 I had received oral sex from a stranger and I don't know his hiv status, he just instereted my part in his mouth and did oral sex, while in that situation there is no blood present and later completion of oral sex I checked his mouth was clear with no blood. So later after the situation I feeled I did very mistake and feeling very sleepless so later I studied in internet about oral sex
1.many websites says the by receiving oral sex hiv transmission is impossible and some says it may be possible. Please say me that which is correct and
2. So later I went for testing that test is rapid test with Hiv-1 and hiv-2 tests I don't know which test that was, that was about 52 days later of my situation , means approx 7.14 weeks later I went for testing.. It came non-reactive.. So please say me that do I need testing again, and the result which non reactive for 7.14 weeks is accurate? Or should I repeat the test again.. Please say me the answer I will be very thankful to you..
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting us at AIDS Vancouver, we are happy to help

It sounds like you are concerned about whether oral sex is a risk for HIV transmission, and you are also wondering whether you need to take another repeat HIV test.

1. GIVING ORAL SEX is considered to be a low risk activity (usually when other identifiable conditions are involved such as blood/wound in the mouth, another STI present). If none of these conditions are present then it would not be a risk for HIV transmission.

RECEIVING ORAL SEX is considered negligible risk for HIV transmission. This means that although there is a small potential for HIV transmission due to the exchange of body fluids, there has NEVER been a confirmed report of HIV transmission through this activity.

2. For your second question regarding testing, you stated that you got tested with the rapid test 52 days post exposure. It is unclear which test you received, however MOST Antibody tests (Including the Rapid or "point of care") tests do have a window period of 4 weeks- 3 months. This means that after 3 months, your test result would be considered conclusive. In order to tell you more about the specific test that you took, or if it was not the rapid test, it may be helpful for you to call the helpline and give us some more information about your test.

Hopefully this answered most of your question,

If you have any other concerns feel free to call our helpline.

Sincerely,

Raveena

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