RE: A question for relief
Jul 1, 2013
Thank you, that makes sense! But what do you mean by "the lowest"? Have you ever encountered any cases in your practice where HIV was transmitted to man that way(via cunnilingus)? Also, what is the general statistics? I read on some sites that there "were several cases" of infecting in that way and that doesn't make any sense to me because what is several? Like 10 times ok but people could lie etc. etc., but some sites state that "NUMEROUS studies have proven that HIV can be transmitted via oral sex", where is the truth in your opinion? One thing came to my mind: there are some pills that one has to place under the tongue to reach the desirable effect..doesn't it mean that the active components of the pill absorb in the bloodflow? And therefore isn't it the way for HIV to enter body??
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi Oral sex carries the lowest risk of transmission. This is because there has to be a way for the virus to leave and enter the body. There has to be blood present from both parties as HIV is not transmitted through saliva. So the documented cases of oral HIV transmission are from folks who have poor dental hygiene, have just had dental work done etc..... If this were the only contact that someone had we would be more concerned about other sexually transmitted diseases and not HIV specifically.
Be well, Shannon
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Will A Regular Blood Test Show Hepatitis C?
- How Do U Distinguish A Regular Lump In Ur Armpit From An Hiv Lump?
- How Does Hiv Affect Your Digestion?
- Can You Get Hiv From Eating After Someone?
- Safety Precautions To Take With People Living With Hiv
- How Long Does It Take For Megace To Stimulate Appetite?
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.