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oral is risky

Nov 6, 2005

Someone recently asked you if oral was high risk. Although it's not as high a risk as anal sex, it is not as low risk as you keep informing everyone. Dr., please do not lead everyone to believe that oral is very low risk. It's making people take chances they would not otherwise do. A man recently said his boyfriend is having sex with other men, and you told him more or less that it's nothing to worry about. This man can't be too in love with his partner to allow him to be having oral with every Tom, Dick and Harry. He is putting himself at risk. HIV will never end as long as people continue to be promiscuous and for couples to open their relationships up to others. We need to be monogamous. And you continue to mention Bush and the Vatican. They have nothing to do with it. If oral risk was as low as you say, we would not have this much HIV still going on in 2005. You seem to think that this site gives the right information and those other sites don't. That's just not true. Craig

Your response to a recent question:

"Hello, "Every HIV site" you read states that oral sex carries a "big risk" for HIV transmission?????? Hmmm . . . perhaps you should try a site that is not sponsored by the Vatican or Bushie abstinence-only programs or a Fox news faith-based anti-science site.

Review the extensive information on this site and related links as well as any (and every) other science-related HIV information site to get the facts!

Get Informed! Stay safe. Stay well.

Dr. Bob

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Craig,

Reread the advice I gave that gentleman: "Review the extensive information on this site and related links as well as any (and every) other science-related HIV information site to get the facts!" I continue to stand by that advice. The questioner had read that oral sex carries a "big risk" for HIV transmission. That simply (and scientifically) is not true. So whether someone is having sex with "every Tom, Dick and Harry" or being monogamous with only "Tom's hairy dick," the per-episode risk of HIV transmission from oral sex remains low.

Dr. Bob

Canadian firefighter should have known better.
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