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woman receiving oral sex
Jun 4, 2002

What other STD's can be contracted by a woman who is the receiving oral sex. In particular which Hepatitis and HTLV

Response from Mr. Kull

Hepatitis B virus is transmitted through contact with saliva, semen, vaginal secretions and blood. A vaccine for hepatitis B is available.

HTLV (human T-cell lymphotropic virus), a retrovirus that, in rare cases, can lead to adult T-cell leukemia. HTLV is a rare virus and most people infected with HTLV remain healthy carriers. HTLV is transmitted in the some of the same ways as HIV: through unprotected sex or direct blood contact. HTLV is also found in saliva, but it is not clear if it can be transmitted through receiving oral sex. HTLV infection is not something to be concerned about.

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