|can licking vagina cause HIV?
Apr 23, 2014
I was with a prostitute for a while and I licked her vagina for a minute. I spit after I had licked. Didn't feel if her vaginal liquid came out. I have a broken tooth. When I came home I brushed my teeth for 10 minutes. I am worried about what I did. Please tell me if there is any chance of getting HIV? Kind Regards.
| Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman
Hello there The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex with a woman 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 (such as the broken tooth you describe). 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 and you may need to be checked for these. Take care Dr W
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