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Insertive Oral Sex Risk
Jan 17, 2013

hello, first of all thanks, ive been in risk of contracting hiv from insertive oral sex???, im afraid that some little blood in the saliva could been in contact with my urethra, this is possible to happen, should ive get tested from hiv ???, if my only risk was insertive oral sex??

Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello there- Oral sex is a very inefficient way to acquire HIV. The mouth does not contain the type of cells that HIV likes to infect. One study from Europe that followed couples where one person was HIV+ and the other HIV- failed to find a case of HIV transmission despite unprotected oral sex. If you remain worried you can certainly get tested for HIV. By 4 weeks after the encounter, antibodies to HIV are typically detected by standard HIV tests. Please be aware that syphilis, herpes simplex virus, and gonorrhea can certainly be transmitted by oral sex.

Feel free to browse our extensive articles on oral sex which are updated regularly.

http://www.thebody.com/index/safesex/oralsex.html

Take care, LHW



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