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Old 11-12-2010, 09:38 PM   #1
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Oral sex risk, my situation

I received a blow job from a girl about a year ago (30 sec). I got tested recently with a point of care rapid test at a clinic and it came up negative. The clinic says the test is 99.5% accurate. Do you think I should re-test or ask for a full antibody test at a lab? I'm a bit worried about a false negative.

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Re: Oral sex risk, my situation

You were NEVER at risk for HIV from receiving oral sex, DID NOT needed testing, and your negative test result CONFIRMED that you did not catch HIV from your NO RISK situation of 1 year ago. False negatives are an urban MYTH and have no relevance to your situation anyway, since you DID NOT put yourself at risk for HIV. You tested WELL AFTER the window period (3 months), and rapid tests are EQUALLY reliable as traditional antibody tests after the window period.

You DO NOT have HIV and should just forget about this and move on with your life.

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Old 11-13-2010, 06:20 AM   #3
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Re: Oral sex risk, my situation

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You were NEVER at risk for HIV from receiving oral sex, DID NOT needed testing, and your negative test result CONFIRMED that you did not catch HIV from your NO RISK situation of 1 year ago. False negatives are an urban MYTH and have no relevance to your situation anyway, since you DID NOT put yourself at risk for HIV. You tested WELL AFTER the window period (3 months), and rapid tests are EQUALLY reliable as traditional antibody tests after the window period.

You DO NOT have HIV and should just forget about this and move on with your life.
Hey Joggen thanks for your post, I really appreciate it.

Just 1 thing. I know some people say oral is no risk and some say it is. But if you go to some so called authoritative sites they say this

"Like all sexual activity, oral sex carries some risk of HIV transmission "

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"Can HIV be transmitted through oral sex?

The short answer is yes. But the risk is lower than some other sexual activities."

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But maybe they are talking about giving oral rather than receiving it.

Also I checked the test the lab used on me and it said something like out of maybe 2500 people testing negative, 15 were false negatives. So I think the ratio is pretty good, a negative predictive value of over 99% but I think false negatives still could occur based on the above.

What do you think of my logic? Thanks.

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Re: Oral sex risk, my situation

jackson,
in theory it can happen,
in the real world it doesn't
hence why you get conflicting information.
don't forget alot of info floating out there on the internet can be old
and inaccurate.
the info just doesn't go away once its posted.
you should have NO worrys about having hiv
for 2 great reasons
you were not at risk and
that is what your test results came out to be
that is the final answer..
good luck

 
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:13 PM   #5
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Re: Oral sex risk, my situation

I'm worried about Hep C too even though I tested for it as well via blood drawing that they sent to a lab and it came up negative. But I still have trouble accepting it and moving on. I keep thinking there is a small chance that either of the tests could be wrong.

Can anyone give me advice of what I can do. Do I have a mental problem that I need to address? I got exams coming up so this stress is not helping that. I would appreciate any advice of what I should do.

 
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Re: Oral sex risk, my situation

maybe it might help you to go talk to someone.
hearing it and reading it might be the reassurance you need.
these tests are never wrong unless you are all messed up with
other health problems or iv drugs so if that is not the case
you should have nothing to worry about.
good luck

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