[Question #6798] HIV Oral

12 months ago
5 weeks ago I recevied oral from a man and I came in his mouth. I performed oral for a few minutes on him but he did not cum in my mouth. Im worried about contracting HIV.  Is this possible?   
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
12 months ago
Welcome to our forum and thanks for your confidence in our service.  I’ll be glad to provide some information.  

Oral sex is amongst the lowest risk penetrative sexual encounters.  There are no proven cases in which someone has acquired HIV from receipt of oral sex from an untreated, infected person and the risk of acquiring HIV from performing oral sex on a n untreated person with HIV is very, very low- less than 1 infection per more than 10,000 exposures (I.e. less than 1 100th of 1%).  In the case you describe, unless you know otherwise, it is unlikely that your partner had HIV or that if he did, that you acquired the infection.  If you wish to rule out infection, you could test at this time.  Results 5 weeks after an exposure are virtually conclusive ( more than 99%) and at 6 weeks results would be entirely conclusive.  

I hope that this information is helpful.  If I were you I would not be worried.  EWH
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12 months ago
Hey Doc, Per your recommendation, I got tested (10  Panel STD Test), but mainly concerned about HIV. It came back negative. Such a praise! However, I was a week off my  time frame. The incident occurred now about 5 weeks ago. Do you recommend I get retested in another week or so?  
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
12 months ago
No, you are in the clear.  By 4 weeks we’ll over 99% of HIV test results are conclusively negative.  Between that and the low risk of your encounter, if I were you I would bother to test further.  EWH ---