CODY4U saidI've seen some really ugly comments online regarding how he said he was infected. I really don't see any reason why Danny would lie when he's being so honest about something so personal. A lot of poz guys don't even have the balls to be honest with hookup partners. Danny's being honest with the whole world. I don't see how he can be in any kind of denial when he's coming out publicly as poz. He mentioned a few things that made him more susceptible to infection through oral sex. Lots of things can cause openings and tearing in your mouth (drug use, recent dental work, eating or brushing right before, gingivitis - lots of people have early stage gingivitis and don't know it). If your partner is infected and you have openings in your mouth, you could get infected through oral. A lot of guys have convinced themselves that unprotected oral is no risk simply because they want to do it. I think Danny's doing the gay community an invaluable service by sharing his truth.
I may very well be true. You can get HIV from oral sex if you have obvious lesions, cuts, or bleeding after oral surgery.
"The risk of contracting HIV infection is greater for the partner giving oral sex. Research presented at the 7th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections concluded that 8 of 122 cases in an HIV-transmission study were possibly attributable to oral sex, which implies that although going down on a man is less risky than other sexual behaviors, there's still a possibility for transmission. Of the eight infected people, some reported having had recent dental work or having cuts in their mouths, indicating that HIV transmission by oral sex may be associated with cuts, lesions, or irritation in the mouth."http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/hiv-transmission-cunnilingus-or-receiving-oral-sex
But too many people are concerned with the how
it was transmitted. It's a prurient interest like in the National Inquirer. It created a hierarchy of infection: anal sex the 'worst', oral less so, and blood transfusion the least culpable. Too often it becomes a moral judgement. In a candid scientific discourse it is important to know the how
. And Danny is talking if facts, I have no problem with his educational approach. He need to emphasize the inclusiveness of ALL HIV people ( I think he is). The Meth message is important too, but should not be misconstrued as being universal in the Gay community.