Oral sex unsafe?
Mar 7, 2004
Calvin, You told an HIV-positive person to always use a condom for oral sex. Isn't it true that the risk of transmitting HIV through oral sex without a condom is far far lower than the risk for unprotected anal or vaginal sex?
Response from Mr. Spinks
Hello inquiring mind, You are absolutely correct in saying that unprotected vaginal and anal sex are considered higher risk for HIV infection. Although, oral sex still poses a risk for HIV transmission and regardless of how low the risk is, there's still a risk! I just want to make sure that people know the facts so they can make an educated decision before participating in any sexual behavior. Take care and be safe!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Will Antibiotics Cure Chlamydia?
- What Percentage Of Men Become Infected With Chlamydia And Have No Symptoms?
- What Happens If Gonorrhea Is Left Untreated?
- What Effects Can Gonorrhea Have On The Body?
- What Does Chlamydia Discharge Look Like?
- What Do Shingles Look Like When They First Start?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.