[Question #3361] HIV scared

36 months ago
I just got back from Las Vegas and did something pretty stupid I was drunk and got a prostitute she performed oral sex on me and I did on her as well. No intercourse as I sobered  up the next morning brushing my teeth my gums bled so don't know if it was like this the night before. I'm freaking out because I have a girlfriend and don't want to touch her if I got something. What are my odds of getting HIV from this?? With my gums bleeding the next day does this increase my chances?? 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
36 months ago
Welcome to the Forum. I'll be glad to comment.  There is no known risk for HIV form the activities that you describe. There has never been a case of HIV proven to be acquired from receipt of oral sex from an infected person or from performing cunnilingus on an infected woman.  that your gums were bleeding does not change this assessment in any way. 

Further, the likelihood that your partner had HIV or, for that matter, any other STI are miniscule.  Most CSWs are aware of their risk, get tested regularly, and most such persons do not have STIs of any sort.  In addition, biologically, most unprotected exposures to infected persons do result in infection.  In generally. even if a partner is infected, only a tiny proportion of those who are exposed to infected persons become infected.  The most common problems following oral sex are either gonorrhea of non-gonococcal urethritis NGU) caused by mouth organisms introduced in to the urethra during sex.  If you are really nervous, you could get tested with a urine test and throat swab for gonorrhea and chlamydial infections to prove that you were not infected.  

I hope this comment is helpful to you.  Take care. EWH 
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