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Probabilities of getting HIV from cunninglus
Oct 27, 2002

Hi Ryan, You have mentioned in sevral of your answers that there have been few cases of HIV tranmission from a female to a male through cunninglus, and therefore the probabilities of getting infected is low. I might sound a bit wierd, but when you say low, is it as low as being hit by a car for example?? If I performed unprotected oral on a sex worker (female) of unknown HIV status, how worried should I be?? I have no gum diseases and there have been no blood exchanged.

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You shouldn't worry, but that does not mean that you are at zero risk for infection. Having mucous membrane (like the mouth) exposure to the fluids (blood,semen,vaginal secretions) of a person of unknown risk justifies HIV testing. However, your risk for infection is quite low.

RMK



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