Anonymous
so a few days ago, i hooked up with this one guy. I did give him oral but only had a tiny bit of precum but I cant be sure. Also we did deep throat kiss but im not aware of any sores in my mouth. Also I accidentally licked a pimple he had on his chest. He gave me oral several times. but mainly was a lot of kissing/licking. what is my risk assessment for this? Do you think I need to take an HIV test for it? I'd be very grateful for for any information u have
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about whether performing and receiving oral sex puts you at a risk for contracting HIV. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Low Risk.

Performing oral sex presents as a potential for HIV transmission because there is an exchange of body fluids (usually under certain identifiable conditions)

In order to contract HIV the following conditions must be met:
There must be HIV present in a bodily fluid. The five bodily fluids that carry the HIV virus include: blood, semen (including pre-ejaculate), vaginal fluids, breast milk, and rectal secretions.
The bodily fluid containing HIV must have direct access to the bloodstream. This can be through cuts, tears, rips, mucous membranes, open sores, or needles.
Transmission occurs through a risky activity in which the first two conditions are met. For example: condom less sex, sharing needles, unsafe tattoos or piercings, vertical transmission–from mother to child (in utero, during delivery, breastfeeding).
In this scenario there is an involvement of exchange of body fluids(pre-ejaculate) and contact with the mucous membranes.

Recommendation: Refer to Physician for HIV test.

Regards,
AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, (Vardah)

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