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Hello. I just had a guy come in my mouth slightly. I stopped sucking once I realised he came in my mouth and he continued to ejacuate the rest of his load with my mouth no longer on it. I quickly swallowed what I did have in my mouth. I have no visible cuts or sores in my mouth. What's the risk here?

Hi, thanks for your question. In terms of HIV risk, what you have described is safe. For HIV transmission to occur, fluid containing enough of the virus needs to enter your bloodstream. Because you had no visible cuts or wounds, the chances that there would be an entry point for any fluid is very small.

Me and 4 of my friends had sex with a single woman. After a week, my body having some problems like can't swallow, body pain, leg pain, feverish, small thrash in stomach. Is this all symptoms of HIV? Should I get tested?

Hi, thanks for your question. In terms of the symptoms you are describing, these could be due to a range of things and are not necessarily indicative of HIV infection. It’s best to speak to a doctor about these. If you are sexually active, it’s a good idea to get tested for HIV and other STIs every 6-12 months (for heterosexuals) regardless of whether you are experiencing symptoms or not. If based in NSW, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink on 1800451 624 to find your nearest clinic.

I met a girl of unkniwn hiv status, we were naked and had french kisses and she sucked my deck and i licked her boobs and toes. Am i at risk of hiv?

Hi, thanks for your question. In terms of HIV risk, what you have described is safe. For HIV transmission to occur, fluid containing enough of the virus needs to enter your bloodstream. Kissing, skin contact, sucking toes and oral sex are all generally safe for HIV transmission if there are no entry points such as open cuts or sores on these body parts.

Is unprotected receiving fellatio is a risk for hiv transmission?

Hi, thanks for your question. In terms of HIV risk, receiving oral sex (fellatio) is safe for HIV transmission. For HIV transmission to occur, fluid such as blood or semen that contains enough of the virus needs to enter your bloodstream. This is not really possible with receiving oral sex, especially because saliva is not a fluid that can transmit HIV. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Hello, i gave oral sex to a man who lately i knew that he was hiv, no ejaculation in my mouth but i can not be sure about the pre cum, on 6th month and 11 month after that exposure i tested rapid antibody hiv test and both result were negative, should i get test again? Are those results are final? After that exposure i never had sex with anyone. Many information make me confuse about late seroconversion, and window period, thanks for your help

Hi, thanks for your question. In terms of HIV risk, oral sex is generally considered safe. HIV has a window period of up to three months, depending on the HIV test performed. So, if you were tested at six and eleven months, you can consider the result accurate and conclusive. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

May I ask where can I buy medicine “complera” in Sydney. And how much? Thank you.

Hi, thanks for your question. In terms of questions regarding specific medications, it’s always best to discuss these with your doctor or pharmacist. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Hello there... Are some kind of allergies like food allergies affect hiv test result and window period? Thank you

Hi, thanks for your question. Food allergies do not affect HIV test results or the window period. HIV tests detect HIV antibodies and/or antigens to determine whether someone is HIV positive or negative, they are not affected by allergens. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Hi there, I was wondering if a female could also get a free HIV blood test from here? I had an unprotected sex and start to worry whether i have HIV/aids or not. It’s been two weeks now. I recently got a flu and the symptoms included headache, blocked nose which I looked up and the symptoms are quite similar. Anyway hope to hear back from you soon

Hi, thanks for your question. There are many places where women can get free HIV and STI screens. Sexual health clinics offer free screenings to anyone, regardless of gender. Often no Medicare card is required, however it is best to check with the clinic before your appointment. It is also possible to get HIV/STI tests done with GPs. However unless they bulk bill and you have Medicare, there may be charges associated with the appointment. If based in NSW, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 to find your nearest clinic. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Hi , on August 4th I gave a man oral , (mouth to penis) he is hiv with undetectable viral load, I only did it for less than 2 mins a minute If even, I bleed from my gums but nothing crazy, about 15 mins after I spit and somebody blood had came out from my mouth , I Also had brushed my teeth about 40min-1 hour before , I rinsed my mouth right away , but that was that. Now today a week and 3 days after I have a cold sore throat runny nose , etc. And fever nothing crazy on the fever, but I don’t have any rashes or any thing like that, I have just been so stressed about it the whole situation, is it possible the sickness I have now isn’t because I got hiv? Also all last week I was working outside For my job and was constantly sweating , i kept going inside AC room and out then almost all week I got home showred and ate ice cram and slept with the AC on and fan all night would that maybe why I got sick ? Help me please ? And I’m in a relationship with a woman this was a one time thing I only have sex with her it was a week after that incident until I slept with her , please I’m just so paranoid I want to know from some one who knows not just people who are ignorant I read your page inside Out I thank you guys so much for making it easy to find help and understanding it hiv and undetectable , the most reliable source and page I came upon, thank you so much to your organization/team!

Hi, thanks for reaching out. In terms of HIV risk, oral sex is considered very low risk. On top of that, the person you did it with has an undetectable viral load (UVL). Someone who is HIV positive with a UVL cannot pass the virus onto others. This is because when taking medication, there is not enough of the virus in bodily fluids to transmit it onto others. Other STIs can also be transmitted via oral sex (however these are super easy to treat!) so it’s a good idea to get an STI/HIV test. We recommend getting tested at least twice per year (more often if you are having a lot of sex). In terms of the symptoms you’ve been experiencing, they could be due to a range of things. It’s best to speak to a doctor about these. If you find your anxiety related to HIV transmission becoming unmanageable, talk to your doctor about these feelings. A referral to a counselling service or similar can go a long way in unpacking stress related to HIV transmission and testing. If based in NSW, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 to speak to a nurse and/or find your nearest testing site. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!