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Is it even possible to get hiv from oral sex when they didn’t cum and your on prep ?

Hi, thank you for the question. Giving or receiving oral sex is not considered to be a risk behaviour for acquiring HIV. On top of this, PrEP protects you from acquiring HIV. However, it is important to remember that PrEP does not protect you from other STIs, so we always recommend you have a regular sexual health check-up. If you would like further clarification around this and you are based in NSW, you can call the Sexual health Info Link on 1800 451 624 to speak to a sexual health nurse.

I received oral sex from 2 different people, a trans and a woman in Thailand. I was very drunk on each occasion. I have since got what I think is genital warts. I have had a fever and at a later date pins and needs in the limbs. I also get cold sores. What are the odds that i have hiv?

Hi, thank you for your question. The evidence shows that acquiring HIV through receptive oral sex is negligible. This is because saliva does not contain enough of the virus to transmit HIV. You are, however, at risk of acquiring other sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia, genital warts and so on. As such, we would strongly recommend that you get a sexual health check-up from either your doctor or sexual health clinic.

So I went on a date on December 1st. And the date went really well. After dinner we went to his house and watched a movie. Long story short I gave oral sex to him. I dknow he didn’t ejaculate into my mouth but I do remember a salty taste at one point giving a bj. I believe it might of been precum. After dating a few times after that I found out he was undetectable but still hiv positive. When I confronted him on the subject he said he was on medication for the virus. Am I at risk for hiv ?

Hi, thank you for your question. You are not considered to be at risk for HIV by giving oral sex. On top of this, if someone is HIV positive and has an undetectable viral load, it is not possible for them to pass on the virus to their sexual partners. This is because there is not enough of the virus in their blood for it to be transmitted. To help you understand what this means we would suggest you read the following page from our website: https://endinghiv.org.au/treat-early/about-undetectable/

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.