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Lesbain Partners
May 18, 2004

I would like to know if it is possible for to women engaging in oral sex can transmit HIV/ AIDS virus to one another. Or is the female thst is actual doing the oral sex to the other in harm's way of being infected.

Response from Dr. Lee

It is possible for the virus to pass from the vaginal secretions through small open areas in the mouth. (For example after aggressive toothbrushing.) So, it is recommended that latex dental dams or other barriers be used. It is also recommended that sex toys be kept separate rather than shared. Finally, sex should be avoided during menstruation when the amount of blood and thus the amount of virus in the secretions is higher.

Be well.

Married + man and now have baby
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