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

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


I did not know she was a prostitute
Jan 21, 2002

Ryan

A while ago I picked up a girl at a bar and we went out to my car. We kissed alot and she performed oral sex on me. About a week later I came down with bad flu-like symptoms that lasted for a few days. I normally would have not have been worried about this but i found out that this girl is a stripper and she charges guys for sex.I am very scared do I need to be tested? I dont know if I can bring myself to do it.

Response from Mr. Kull

Since there is no evidence that anyone has been infected with HIV through receiving oral sex, the odds of infection are (practically) zero. Sexual transmission of HIV is known to occur in the following three ways:

1) Anal sex, receptive or insertive

2) Vaginal sex, receptive or insertive

3) Oral sex, receptive fellatio or insertive cunnulingus (transmission to the person whose mouth is on the genitals)

If your sexual behavior does not fall into any of the above categories, then the risk is only theoretical: it is highly unlikely that you will become infected through other forms of sexual contact.

If the risk of transmission is theoretical only, it doesn't matter that the person performing oral sex on you was a sex worker. The odds for infection are negligible. Your penis coming into contact with an HIV infected person's saliva is not likely to cause infection. Saliva contains low levels or virus, and probably non-infectious HIV, since saliva contains a component that inactivates HIV.

RMK



Previous
Herpes Misdiagnosis
Next
Shot in the Eye

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
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