Anonymous
Hello, I was starting to get sick when I had sex with my partner, coughing and sneezing. We were having oral sex, when suddenly his organ started to bleed. He was tested negative a month earlier. I ran into the bathroom and spitted the saliva mixed with blood, then i washed my mouth with water. However I am not sure if i swallowed some or not. I can't remember. I am worried about getting HIV even if he is tested negative. It is me being paranoid and I can't stop thinking about it. I need your advise. He is supposed to get tested again tomorrow. Please help. Thank you.
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver with your question.

It seems you are concerned about contracting HIV from an oral sex activity. We are glad to provide some information.

Giving oral sex is considered a Low Risk activity. This means that there have been a few cases of HIV transmission through this activity. From the events that you have described please note the following. When HIV comes into contact with saliva it does not transmit. This is because saliva has some enzymes that inhibit HIV transmission. The other fact is that one has to drink a lot of blood for HIV transmission to occur. In your case you mentioned that he had been tested a month earlier and was going for another test. That is a good thing to set your mind at rest. We would encourage you to get tested as well. At Aids Vancouver we encourage people to use HIV testing as a regular health maintenance routine. This means getting tested once or twice a year. This provides an opportunity to provide early intervention but most importantly to set your mind at rest.

If the HIV test results are negative then there is no chance of getting HIV. You can also read smart sex tips from [Smart Sex Resource](http://smartsexresource.com/about-stis/prevention).
The Aids Vancouver Online forum has postings that are related to your question that you can read for additional information. If you have further questions feel free to contact us again.


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