|Swallowing your own semen
Apr 29, 2014
Is it possible for a man or a boy to get STDs by swallowing his own semen
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi No you cannot get a STI including HIV from yourself. You have to be with someone who has a STI in order for there to be a risk.
HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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