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HIV by receiving oral sex
Sep 30, 2013

about 6 Weeks ago i had recieved oral sex from a transgender at a bar. A week later i started feeling fatigued. It hasnt gone away. I get headaches mostly everday. And a sore throat that cones and goes. I havent been eating right i lost my appetite. I get tired a lot now. Can it be HIV?

Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello there- We have an entire chapter devoted to oral sex in the archives. I suggest you check it out! Oral sex/cunnilingus carries only a low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. There are factors, such as concurrent infections, local trauma, presence of menstrual blood, etc., that can increase the risk. These and related subjects are discussed in detail in the archives. Take care, LHW



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