Can Protected Oral Sex Lead To HIV?
Possibility of HIV transmission through protected oral sex is almost nil
Welcome once again to HCM.
Thanks for posting your query.
First of all oral sex carries a low risk for HIV/STD. Moreover you had a protected oral sex with a condom intact throughout the act. Then your risk for HIV is almost 'nil'.
You wrote that you are having balanoposthitis even prior to that act. You had sent the pictures previously. Balanoposthitis can occur due to many reasons including STD and NON-STD causes. Your's seems to be due to Yeast fungi. Consult a Dermato-venereologist and confirm the diagnosis. It can be cured with appropriate treatment. Only thing is it has to be given in appropriate doses and for 3-4 weeks duration. During which time you should abstain from sexual activities. Your sex partner also has to be treated with appropriate medicines. Possibilities of some predisposing factors have to be ruled out.
A nonreactive HIV COMBO 4th generation test 31 days after the sexual act clearly ruled out the possibility of HIV 1 infection with its Antigen part of the test. HIV 1 infection is more common throughout the world up to the extent of 99% or more. Prevalence of HIV 2 in XXXXXXX is less than 0.5%. That too it can not be transmitted through protected oral sex. HIV COMBO test can rule out both HIV 1 and 2 by 12 weeks and it will be conclusive.
Also I don't understand your point on predisposing factors have to be ruled out can you pls explain a little elaborately.
Thanks for your comments on ruling out HIV 1 infection, however I read some stating that HIV combo test has high rates of false results. Considering the same will my next test will give any chance of false results? Pls advise
HIV Combo test results are highly reliable.
HIV Combo test 42 days is no way advantage over your previous test.
False negative results are very rare.
Regarding predisposing factors with regards to candidal balanoposthitis will be explained by your dermatologist when you meet him /her.
Dr S Murugan
My only concern is can I take a test at the same lab and also the lab technician said it is confirmatory only by 6 months. So much confusing informations
Your test is very much conclusive by 12 weeks
You can have the test in the same lab itself. In normal circumstances, the test report is conclusive by 12 weeks after the risky contact. Only with people on steroids or other immunosuppressive drugs may have a delayed seroconversion up to 6 months.
Dr S Murugan
Not came across anybody seroconverted 3 months after the exposure
I don't have come across any individual seroconverted 3 months after the risky contact so far in my HIV practice of 30 years. Your HIV risk is almost nil.
Not to worry. You can contact me at any time.
Dr S Murugan