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Conflicting Information (Oral Sex)
May 13, 2006

In one of Rick Sowadsky's articles, he said "Let's start off with the good news . . . nobody has ever been infected with HIV by receiving oral sex (exposure to saliva). Not a single reported case worldwide!" Yet, there is information in other articles that say otherwise, and that risk is .05 per 10,000 exposures. Which is correct? And what is the real risk of exposure from having a female sex worker put my penis in her mouth for a few seconds and taking a few licks? Thanks.

Response from Dr. Frascino

This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there using the same title and add the phrase, "resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum." Thank you.


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