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Can pre ejaculatory fluid transmit HIV?

Jun 20, 2001

I recently performed oral sex on my ex boyfriend who was sexually active with another woman. The girl claims to be "clean" and disease free but I can't be too sure. The two had unprotected sex. Although I did perform oral sex, he did not ejaculate in my mouth. But a tiny amount of pre ejaculatory fluid went into my mouth. I did not have any visible cuts or sores. It is too soon to be tested but I am just very anxious, what should I do?

Response from Mr. Kull

It is possible that HIV could be transmitted through pre-ejaculatory fluid (the small amount of fluid that comes out of the penis during sexual contact before ejaculation). HIV can be isolated in pre-ejaculate and there is evidence that individuals have been infected by a male through sexual contact without ejaculation. However, infection is much more likely to occur with ejaculation and during receptive anal or vaginal, not oral, sex.

Read through information on "Oral Sex" here at the body to learn more about the risk of infection through oral sex (


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