Kirstie_MHModerator Feb 06, 2014
We can't tell you what to believe, but we can tell you that our forums aren't a venue for debate over our stance that oral sex carries no risk for HIV. Our stance will not change unless we receive definitive scientific evidence to the contrary.
Please, don't misunderstand my question. I believe my question is legitimate, in that we have simply noted two seemingly diverging opinions on this issue by your highly esteemed Dr. Handsfield, whom we regard with the greatest respect.
We are not being confrontational or asking that you tell us what to believe. We have simply spotted what anyone would consider to be an informational inconsistency and are asking that you help us to understand the intended meaning.
Surely you would be willing to do that to someone who is writing with respect and humility to you. At no time was this question intended to be disrespectful, that is the opposite of our feeling toward your most helpful and compassionate website. This is just a matter of wanting to better understand a particular stated position. That is all. Thank you again.
If you would like to understand why any of the doctor say what they say, pay your 22 dollars and ask them personally. It's not up for discussion in the forum.
Okay, that's fair. I have not been on here in a very long time and was not aware, until this moment, that that option existed. Thanks for pointing it out.
Teak, could I then ask you this specifically:
Is it your own opinion that receiving fellatio has ever resulted in acquiring HIV, however rarely? Or is it your opinion that no one has ever acquired HIV as the result of receiving a blowjob and that such an act is "completely safe" with regard to HIV?
If I had thought or known, that HIV could be transmitted by oral sex do you actually think that I would say it is not a risk of HIV transmission? You've never posted on this forum before?
As I indicated, Teak, it has been a very long time. I don't know what I've done to get you so upset. Whatever it is, I'm sorry about that. I just wanted a bit of a clarification, is all. Instead of directly answering my question, you're asking me one. Compared to some of the disrespectful questions on here, I think I've been civil and maybe don't know all the rules but I'm not trying to be disagreeable.
Then you are not using your original nick, correct?
So, Teak, if I could just ask you to directly answer this question, I'd be grateful:
Is it your opinion that no one has ever acquired HIV as the result of receiving a blowjob and that such an act is 100% safe with regard to transmission of HIV?
Teak, that could be the case re. "Nick" but I don't recognize or recall the username. As I said, it has been a very long time. I have also allowed a visiting colleague to use this account to make inquiries; I hope that's not a problem.
All these you have said showed how scare you are. You said so firmly just to want to get the real reason that why it is no risk by doing oral-sex, basically because you are so fear to be injected with hiv !
If you believe the words Teak said, you can say no words here or you should be responsable for what you have done . You should be brave to stand any risk of hiv or other STDs.
That is all !
Well, that's true--a person should be brave. But I have asked a question of Teak above and I know that, even if the question is somewhat repetitive, he has always answered the people graciously and sometimes firmly, but he has taken the time to address their fears and concerns.
That is all I am asking of him here, to answer the question I posted because I value his opinion and wish to have his answer to this specific, exact question from him, which is how I understand this forum to work, that specific questions may be asked.
"Is it your opinion that no one has ever acquired HIV as the result of receiving a blowjob and that such an act is 100% safe with regard to transmission of HIV?"
You are asking the same questions that you have already asked and been answered. Changing the wording isn't going to obtain a different answer.