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May 16, 2008

Hi, I am a positive male and I am the receiver in my current relationship. Is it possible for my boyfriend to contract HIV from rimming me? -Are there ways to lessen that risk?

Thank you

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

As with so many other questions submitted to this forum, the information you desire is already waiting for you in the archives. Check it out! Briefly, there have been no recorded cases of getting HIV from rimming or getting rimmed. However, a variety of other STDs can be easily transmitted through rimming without a barrier. These would include hepatitis A, intestinal parasites and herpes among others. As a way to lessen STD risk while rimming, use a barrier, like plastic wrap or a dental dam.

Stay safe. Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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