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Oral sex
Feb 17, 2000

Does giving a women oral sex present a risk for HIV?

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Possibly. There is HIV in saliva and if she has any other kind of infection or inflammation, or if there are any (even microscopic) tears in the woman's genital tissue, it is possible to pass on HIV infection. However, the risk is certainly lower than with genital penetration, vaginal or rectal.

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