Oral Sex and Other STDs
Jul 28, 2003
I understand that the risks of getting hiv from receiving oral sex with a condom (where the condom remains in tack) is as close to zero as it can be. However, what are the risks of catching other STDs while receiving oral sex with a condom?
Thanks for your time.
Response from Mr. Kull
Getting infected with HIV through receiving oral sex is so unlikely, even without a condom. The CDC just hasn't documented cases of transmission through contact with saliva.
There are certain sexually transmitted infections that can be transmitted to your genitals via somebody's mouth. Any infections that occur in or around the mouth, or are transmitted through fluids in the mouth, could theoretically be transmitted to your genital region. STIs that could be transmitted through RECEIVING oral sex are herpes, syphilis, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, and HPV.
Transmission of STIs through oral sex is not as likely as transmission through genital-genital contact. A condom during oral sex should provide much protection, but may not be effective against every STI.
The bottom line is that your risk for STIs is very low. Unless you experience symptoms, you should not worry yourself.
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