Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  Breaking News: FDA Approves Triumeq, New Once-Daily Combination Pill
   
Ask the Experts About

Mixed-HIV-Status CouplesMixed-HIV-Status Couples
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


oral sex risk reduction
Jan 20, 2005

I am very healthy, but am HIV+; I've been on HAART over 7 years, the whole time my viral load has been undetectable, my t cell count over 600. When aroused, I produce no pre-cum. No fluids appear until I ejaculate, even if I play for an extended period. My HIV- partner likes to suck cock, and is not particularly turned on by sucking my cock covered with latex. Besides not brushing and flossing before sex, is there anything else we could do to reduce the risk of transmission during oral sex? Is the risk greater for him going down on me, than vice versa?

Response from Dr. Remien

You seem to understand some of the basics of HIV transmission and level of risk. Unprotected sex is considered to be a "low" risk situation and avoiding ejaculate as well as not brushing and flossing just before sex are strategies of reducing the low risk that is there. I think most experts would say that the risk is higher for the uninfected partner when he or she is performing oral sex on an HIV+ partner.

Please visit the Safe Sex, HIV Prevention and Transmission Forum on this website. You will find a lot information about the risks associated with oral sex.


Previous
Disclosing sero status to new partner
Next
Mutual masturbation, and discordant couples

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


 
 
Advertisement




Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement