Anonymous
Hi Vancouver help team,

Im deeply concerned...a few days ago i was getting oral sex from a sexual worker and during the process she cut me with her teeth. I felt the cut instantly and took it out from her mouth right away.
It started bleeding and i panicked...she assured me she was not infected or anything.. but she was performing oral sex without condom... and she probably did the same to many other guys.
She inmediatly gave me iodin and spilled over my pennis and bandaged it. She said she didnt had any cuts or blisters in her mouth, and that it never happened to her... but i cant be sure.
Question is, even if i removed it instantly from her mouth and applied generous ammounts of iodin, is it possible that i have gotten HIV?
I've read that you could take a cocktail before 36 hours have passed and that might neutralize the virus... should i start taking the cocktail right away and then wait to do the VIH test?
Please, please, please, help me!
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It seems you are concerned about HIV infection from a cut on your penis received during oral sex. We are glad to provide some information.

Receiving oral sex is regarded as a Negligible Risk activity. This means that there are no confirmed reports of HIV transmission from this activity. In your specific case the fact to note is that when HIV comes into contact with saliva it does not transmit.

With regards to taking a cocktail you need to discuss this with your doctor and determine what is available in your area. We know that in some cases PEP is provided but there might be other aspects to consider before you are offered this so approaching your doctor or walk-in clinic would be best. There are rapid test that can be done within two weeks after exposure that you can also consider. These are available through your doctor or your nearest HIV testing center.

The Aids Vancouver Helpline Online forum has postings that are related to your question that you can read for additional information. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us again.

Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

In health

Lawrence

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org
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