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aids and oral sex

Aug 12, 1996

i have recieved oral sex 5 times in the past 6 months without a condom i recently have been treated for ? chlamydia what is my risk for hiv have no real symptoms thanks mike

Response from Mr. Sowadsky

Thank you for your question.

In regard to your risk of infection with HIV by receiving oral sex, please keep the following in mind:

If you are RECEIVING oral sex from someone else, you are only being exposed to saliva, and nobody has ever been infected from saliva. Keep in mind however that you can get other sexually transmitted diseases (like herpes) by receiving oral sex. So receiving oral sex is extremely low risk as far as HIV is concerned.

As far as chlamydia is concerned, this is usually transmitted through unprotected intercourse rather than receiving oral sex. Have you had unprotected intercourse with anyone? Symptoms of chlamydia usually occur within the first few weeks after infection. Symptoms for chlamydia can include a stinging sensation when you pee (urinate), and can include a discharge as well. It is possible to have chlamydia and have no symptoms at all. It is very important that you get treated for chlamydia, since left untreated, chlamydia can cause serious complications in both men and women, including sterility. Also, left untreated, you can transmit chlamydia to your sexual partners, whether you show symptoms or not. Chlamydia is the most common Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). Luckily it is a curable infection. But you can get re-infected in the future if you have unprotected intercourse, so it's still important to protect yourself against this infection. If you practice safer sex with all of your sexual partners, this will protect you against HIV, chlamydia, and other STD's as well.

In summary, nobody has ever been infected with HIV by receiving oral sex. Getting chlamydia by receiving oral sex is also unlikely, but both Chlamydia and HIV can be acquired by unprotected intercourse.

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