transmission of hiv through sore throat?
Nov 4, 2013
Is sore throat considered as having an open wound that is possible for transmission of hiv
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For the person placing his or her mouth on someone else's genitals, the risk may be slightly higher but still very very low. Theoretically, obvious cuts, wounds, sores, or infections in the mouth could raise this risk. But relatively speaking this is still considered to be a low-risk sexual activity as the mouth is not a hospitable place for the HIV virus. Please note that other sexually transmitted infections are readily spread via oral contact. Having a sore throat does not increase the risk, what will is having open sores and even with that the risk is still incredibly low.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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