Receptive oral sex: new info from USA on Dutch site.
Aug 27, 2001
Hi mr. Kull. Im a gay man from Holland. The Dutch safe sex info about receptive oral sex with getting semen in the mouth, says it is not safe. So the USA info tells us. At a popular Dutch site (http://gayutrecht.com/hiv/) there is now a message from the UCSF university San Francisco telling us getting semen in the mouth and swallow it is only an extremely low risk, much, much less as one had expected. This suprises me. Is it right? Do American hiv-experts have a new opinion? Please look at http://gayutrecht.com/hiv. One will also find the English text if one click the Dutch sentence: maar:pijpen EN zaad slikken is veel minder gevaarlijk dan men dacht.click (but: sucking AND swallow semen is much less dangerous as one is thinking. Please your opinion. False info or a new scientific fact???????????????????? THANKS!
Response from Mr. Kull
For information on this study, take a look at the following link:
"Oral Sex Unlikely to Transmit HIV, Researchers Say" http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010814/hl/hiv_oral_1.html
In a study conducted over two years, researchers attempted to identify the likelihood of HIV transmission through receptive oral sex with men. Participants were recruited in testing clinics in the San Francisco area. Out of 194 men who have sex with men who reported having no anal or vaginal sex in the prior six months and engaging in multiple oral sex encounters, only one was HIV infected (which could be attributed to transmission through anal sex prior to the six month window). 89% did not use a condom for oral sex and 40% swallowed ejaculate (cum, semen). 20% knew that they had contact with an HIV infected man. The study's conclusion is that the risk for infection through receptive oral sex with men is practically zero.
The study's sample size is relatively small and does not mean that oral sex is completely safe, but is still further evidence that the risk of transmission through oral sex is low, if not very low. The evidence that the risk of transmission through oral sex is much lower than anal or vaginal sex has been clear for years.
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