scared in florida
Feb 14, 2002
i recently emailed asking if i should get tested i am female hiv negative and recieved oral sex from a hiv positive male all your email ive read on the subject are from male recievers i think its different pleasssssssseeeeee hlep
Response from Mr. Kull
Well, it's different, and it's not. It's different because you have a vagina, and that can mean different things in terms of transmission of sexually transmitted infections. However, it's not different in terms of receiving oral sex because there is no evidence that anyone gets infected when receiving oral sex or through kissing. This is because you are exposed to saliva, which is not a fluid that is implicated in transmission.
See http://thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q99072.html for more info.
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