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how risky is oral sex hiv transmission?
Jan 27, 2003

how risky is oral sex transmission of hiv if im a man and im the receptive?what takes tha hiv to infect?is there a way that having unprotected sex with a infected person does not necesarily constitute transmission?

Response from Dr. Wohl

In studies that have looked at the rates of HIV transmission among couples in which only one partner was HIV+, oral sex did not seem to carry a high risk of HIV transmission. That said, the risk is probably not zero.

I am unsure what your other questions are. The best way to avoid transmitting HIV to a partner during sex is to wear a condom whenever your penis is put inside someone else (likewise if one is put inside you). For those who truely want a belt and suspenders approach to HIV prevention, condoms/dental dams for oral sex would be a must. DW



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