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Contracting HIV
Feb 28, 2014

I am concerned about the possibility of contracting HIV through oral sex. I am a gay man and yesterday I gave another guy a blow job. I don't know weather he is HIV positive, although he assures me he isn't. I gave him a blow job on 3 different occasions - each one of those were pretty brief, probably less than 1 min. I wear braces, so I was trying to be gentle and I don't think I could have scratched him so much that blood was involved. Also, I didn't notice he had precum and later he also told me he never has precum, but I guess a small amount could have been on his penis. I also didn't notice I had wounds or cuts on or inside my mouth, maybe just some small ones I couldn't notice. He didn't cum inside my mouth! I read on some forums that both performing and receiving oral sex represents a risk for HIV transmission and I got very scared. Maybe I am worried more than I should be, but I just can't calm down. Can you tell me what are the odds for contracting HIV this way? Thanks a lot!

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for your question,

Oral sex does carry a risk for HIV, but it's very low risk. Oral sex can be higher risk for other STDs though, so that's important to keep in mind.

We recommend that all sexually active people get tested for HIV/STDs on a regular basis, so that's what we'd recommend for you.

Hope this helps,

Erik



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