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Can you get hiv from getting a blow job

Hi, thanks for your question. In terms of HIV risk, getting a blow job is considered safe. For HIV transmission to occur, fluid containing enough of the virus (such as blood or semen) needs to enter your blood stream. Saliva is not a fluid that can transmit HIV, so receiving oral sex is generally safe. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

I recieved oral sex (i was the insertive partner) 10 weeks ago and got tested with 4th generation hiv test on 3, 4, 6 and 8 weeks post to the exposure. I am still nervous about the incoming 3 months test. What is the chance for me being hiv positive.

Hi, thanks for your question. In terms of HIV risk, receiving oral sex is generally considered safe. For HIV transmission to occur, fluid with enough of the virus (such as blood or semen) needs to enter your blood stream. Saliva is not a fluid that can transmit HIV, so receiving oral sex is considered safe. You mentioned that you are nervous. If you are finding your anxiety or stress in relation to this is becoming unmanageable, it may be worthwhile speaking to someone about your concerns. Speaking with a professional can go a long way in alleviating any fears or anxieties you may have around HIV. If based in NSW, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 to speak to a sexual health nurse.

How long should I wait after performing oral sex to brush/floss? Or how long should I wait after having brushed/flossed to perform oral sex?

Hi, thanks for your question. Brushing and flossing can sometimes cause small cuts in the mouth which in theory can make it easier for bodily fluids containing HIV (such as semen or vaginal fluid) to enter your blood stream. Though, unless you have a large wound or cut in your mouth, it is unlikely to provide an entry point for HIV. It is extremely difficult to give you an exact time period as to how long to wait before or after oral sex to avoid brushing/flossing. If you are concerned it would be worth chatting to your doctor or sexual health nurse as they will be able to give you a detailed answer. Alternatively, if you live in NSW you can call the Sexual Health Info Link and chat to a sexual health nurse on 1800 451 624. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Recieved protected oral from a high risk person, no obvious rips or tears. Tested using a home finger prick at 12 weeks. Is this accurate? Have swollen lymph nodes and fatigue for months

Hi, thanks for your question! In terms of HIV risk, protected sex (such as with a condom) is safe for HIV transmission. Condoms act as a physical barrier that prevent fluid potentially containing HIV from entering your blood stream. Oral sex, even without a condom, is generally considered safe in terms of HIV risk. HIV has a window period of 12 weeks, so if you were tested after this time, you can take the results to be accurate and conclusive. The symptoms you are experiencing could be due to a range of things. It’s best to speak to a doctor about these. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Hi, I began PrEP on Sept. 11 (I had tested neg for HIV) and gave a guy oral 18 days later. I swallowed, and though I believe he said he was negative, I'm not sure of his status. In fact, due to his ghosting behavior, I fear he was positive (and worst case scenario, detectable). What is the risk for me? I didn't have a cut that I know of, but do have gum recession and wondered your opinion overall. Thank you!

Hi, thanks for your question. In terms of HIV risk, oral sex is generally considered safe. Furthermore, as you were on PrEP for 18 days before your sexual encounter, it is highly likely that you were receiving maximum protection from the HIV virus in your blood stream - PrEP takes between 7 and 20 days to become fully effective. Given these two factors it is extremely likely that you are at risk. Other, easily treated STIs can be transmitted via oral sex, so getting tested is still important if you are having any kind of sex. We recommend getting tested at least twice per year and more frequently if you are having lots of sex. To find out where to get tested follow this link: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/book-a-test/. If you are still concerned and live in NSW you can also chat to a nurse over the phone on 1800 451 624.

Who put in others moth he is risk able or not

Hi, thanks for your question. In terms of HIV risk, oral sex is generally considered safe. For HIV transmission to occur, fluid containing enough of the virus (such as blood or semen) needs to enter your blood stream. Therefore, unless you have a major cut in your mouth or an open sore, there is no entry point into your blood stream. It is important to note, that other easily treated STIs can be transmitted via oral sex, such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia, so getting testing is still important if you are having any kind of sex. We recommending getting tested at least twice per year (more often if you are having a lot of sex.

I gave oral sex to a guy using a condom, I do not know his status, how much risk am I at? Thanks

Hi, thanks for your question. In terms of HIV risk, oral sex is generally considered safe. For HIV transmission to occur, fluid containing enough of the virus (such as blood or semen) needs to enter your blood stream. If a condom is used correctly this isn’t able to occur as it creates a physical barrier. So, in relation to this encounter it is not possible to be exposed to HIV. Nevertheless, if you are sexually active it is a good idea to get tested every 6 months. If based in NSW you can call the Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 to find a suitable clinic.

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.

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!