Anonymous
HI, I have a quick question. lets say a person was infected with hiv and 3 to 7 days later he had sex with another person who gave him oral sex but used condoms for vaginal sex...could this partner give that person hiv even though is only been a week post exposure. would the viral load be high enough to transmit it to another person?
I ask because I had unprotected sex and i know that is a high risk scenario. I think 3 days later another girl gave me oral sex but I did not ejaculate on her mouth. we performed vaginal sex with a condom but during that week she gave me oral sex. Not once I finished in her mouth and I always used a condom with her. I am afraid I could have gave her something
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline.

Giving oral sex is considered to be a low risk activity for acquiring HIV. The risk can be increased if the person giving oral sex has an untreated STI or major cuts in their mouth (such as from major dental work), but the risk can be considered lowered if none of these factors are present.

You are correct in saying that unprotected sex is considered to be a high risk activity. HIV is able to be passed on to others right after a person is infected.

Because you had a high risk exposure, I would strongly recommend getting an HIV test (which you may already be planning to do). About 95% of HIV tests have conclusive results when taken 4-6 weeks after exposure and all HIV tests have conclusive results when taken 12 weeks (3 months) or more after exposure. My recommendation would be to take a test when enough time has passed after your exposure occurred and to use condoms when having sex until you have received negative HIV tests results.

For more information about HIV you can visit CATIE.ca or the AIDS Vancouver website.

I hope this information helps to answer your questions.

Isla (Volunteer)

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