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CDC and oral sex

Feb 12, 2002


I have seen that the CDC has stated that there is a risk of contracting HIV from unprocected oral sex ( as the receiver, male ) however on this site you seem to say that it is not possible.

Can you clarify this ?

Quote :. For the insertive partner (the person who is being sucked), there is a theoretical risk of infection because infected blood from a partner's bleeding gums or an open sore could come in contact with a scratch, cut, or sore on the penis.

Response from Mr. Kull

There is always a theoretical risk of transmission when having sexual contact with an HIV infected person. So I don't think I said that transmission was impossible when receiving oral sex. However, transmission is extremely unlikely (odds are very close to zero) given that there is no evidence that people get infected this way.


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