Anonymous
I received unprotected fellatio from a sex worker. Do you recommend I get tested for HIV?
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you are wondering whether you should go for an HIV test considered a recent potential exposure. We're happy to answer your question for you.

As you mentioned, receiving oral sex is considered a negligible risk activity. Negligible risk means that while transmissions are theoretically possible, they have never been actually observed to occur.

Have you ever been for an HIV test? While you don't really require testing after this specific instance, we at AIDS Vancouver recommend routine HIV testing for all sexually active individuals. If you've never been for a test, we'd encourage you to go.

Thanks for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question. We hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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