Oral sex, no ejaculation?

Originally Posted: 
Monday, May 7, 2012
Question: 

 

I performed oral sex on a man (unknown hiv status) for 5 minutes.

He did NOT ejaculate, but pre-cum was present. Am I at risk for contracting hiv if he had it? Do I need to test over this incident?

Answer: 

 

Hello there and thank-you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.

 

Performing oral sex is considered a low risk activity for the passing of HIV. This means that there is an exchange of bodily fluids which are able to harbor the HIV virus (such as pre-cum), but there have only been a few reports of infection attributed to these activities.

 

The only two high risk activities for the passing of HIV are sharing needles and unprotected vaginal/anal intercourse. As well, the HIV virus needs direct access to the bloodstream through the vagina, anus, urethra in the penis, other mucosal membranes, points of needle injection, or open cuts and sores (in theory).You may also be interested to know that your saliva actually contains an enzyme which inhibits the HIV virus, and this acts to further reduce the chance of the HIV virus being passed.

 

Although this activity is considered low risk, it may be a good idea to get tested as testing is the only way to know for sure. In addition, we do recommend regular HIV and STI testing to everyone who is sexually active for their well-being and the well-being of others. STI's such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis can be easily passed through oral sex, so if you haven't been tested for these recently, you may take the opportunity to do that now as well. Standard antibody HIV tests can offer you very accurate and reliable results as soon as 4-6 weeks post exposure.

 

Feel free to write back if you have any more questions/concerns.

 

In Health,

Elyse

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer

E-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.org

Phone (Mon-Fri 9-4pm): (604) 696-4666

Web: www.aidsvancouver.org/helpline

 

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Hi I recently had oral sex preformed on me for a least 10 seconds but there was no pre cum or ejactulation, am I at risk of HIV? I just got recently tested for it and Syphlis and both were negative results and now I'm worried?

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Submitted by Helpline1 on

 

Hi there,

 

Receiving oral sex is considered a negligible risk activity for the passing of HIV. This means that there is a potential for transmission because this activity involves the exchange of bodily fluids, but there has never been a confirmed report of HIV being passed in this way.

 

It is great to hear that you got tested for HIV. With an antibody test, 95% of infections are detectable within 4-6 weeks, and a negative result at 3 months is considered conclusive.

 

To learn more about other STIs, such as syphilis, I suggest checking out www.smartsexresource.com. They have great amount of information on common STIs that are passed through oral sex & it might be something worth exploring.

  

Sincerely,

Elyse

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer

E-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.org

Phone (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm): (604) 696-4666

Web: www.aidsvancouver.org/helpline

 

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