Anonymous
Hi almost 2 months ago I gave a blowjob without a condom. He did ejaculate over my body. 2 weeks ago I had a swollen occipital lymph node on the left side, it went away in almost a week but now I am sick.. I have cold like symptoms and a fever .. Do I have HIV?
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Anonymous
Hello There,

Thank you for posting on the AIDS Vancouver Helpline Forum.

Giving oral sex is a low risk activity meaning it presents a potential for HIV transmission because it involves an exchange of body fluids. There have been a few reports of infection attributed to this activity.

At AIDS Vancouver, we recommend regular testing for HIV and other STIs to all sexually active individuals. It is recommended that you make it a part of your routine if it is not already.

Him ejaculating on you is not a threat of HIV transmission since HIV dies upon exposure to air and needs to have direct access to your bloodstream. Skin is a great barrier for HIV transmission.

We do not associate any symptoms with HIV. We rely on test results for HIV diagnosis and not on symptoms. You may just have a regular cold. It is not associated with HIV.

HIV test results are conclusive at the 3 month point post exposure. It is under your own discretion to decide to take a test at that point for conclusive results.

Hope this helps!

Please let us know if we can provide any more information. Or if you would like to call and speak to someone at the Helpline, you can do so anonymously and confidentially by calling 604-696-4666, Monday-Friday between 10am-4pm.

All the Best,

Reeman

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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