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I got tested 5 months ago after the exposure from recieving oral sex using sd bioline hiv 1/2 3.0 and im negative im worried becaused i shave my genetials before i recieve oral sex im worried how about if theres a bleeding gum on her.?
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

We are happy to give you some more information about the results of your HIV test, and the exposure for which you tested. We hope it gives you a better understanding of your situation.

Here at AIDS Vancouver we follow guidelines from the BC CDC which suggest that testing for HIV at 3 months post-exposure will achieve the most accurate results. We also suggest refraining from engaging in high-risk activities during the process of testing for HIV, to prevent other possible exposures. If you have done so, the results of the HIV test you took 5 months ago can be considered conclusive.

Shaving your genitals before receiving oral sex is not considered a risk factor for acquiring HIV; small cuts that may heal on their own do not provide direct access to the bloodstream.

While receiving oral sex, your partner's bleeding gums are not a risk factor because HIV cannot be passed on after bodily fluids have been exposed to the air. Additionally, any blood would have been exposed to saliva, which contains a substance (enzyme) that helps stop HIV transmission from happening.


For a risk of acquiring HIV 3/3 parts must be present in an exposure:

HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION


BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
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• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection

Here in BC, there has never been a confirmed report of HIV being acquired through receiving oral sex, and with the above-mentioned points in mind, it is very unlikely for an individual to acquire HIV this way.


We trust we have answered your questions and encourage you to contact us again if you have any more. Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.


Sincerely,

Marta

AIDS Vancouver Volunteer


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