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hiv from oral sex
May 23, 2001

hi, i performed oral sex on a girl without any protection. this was a one time thing. she was not on menstruation and i didnt have any cuts in my mouth. i also lied on her and my non-erect penis(i'm not circumcised) might have touched her vagina at some point. am i at a high risk. am very stressed out and i have pains in my neck, not lymph glands i think....i am suffering from anxiety...please help....am i at a high risk?

Response from Mr. Kull

If you read through the information in this forum and on the rest of The Body about HIV transmission through oral sex, you'll discover that you are at low risk for infection. There is further evidence that a person who perfroms oral sex on a woman is at lower risk than a person who performs oral sex on a man. This is probably true because there are only a few documented cases of HIV transmission occurring to someone performing oral sex on an HIV positive woman.

Please read through my response to "Giving oral sex to women..." (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q9714.qna) and the CDC's publication "A New CDC Fact Sheet on Oral Sex" (http://www.thebody.com/siecus/cdc_oral.html).

RMK



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