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Oral...Male to Female
      #19718 - 07/25/01 12:45 AM

Hey...does anyone know the risk factor of an HIV male giving oral sex to a female.....what are the factors, and what has to happen for infection to take place....thanks for your time

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Re: Oral...Male to Female new
      #19728 - 07/25/01 08:48 AM

What has to happen for an infection to take place?
1) There is no evidence that HIV is transmitted through
saliva, and by now the medical community would probably
have seen it if it was going to happen.
2) Since saliva doesn't transmit HIV, and since you're
asking specifically about an HIV male infecting an
uninfected female through oral sex only, that pretty
much leaves blood as the vehicle for infection.
3) So the male would have to be bleeding from the mouth,
nose or lip, and that blood would have to find its
way into an opening in the vaginal tissue. That opening
could be microscopic or visible in the form of a sore,
lesion, or very small tear.
4) The male's viral load would have to be high enough to
cause infection.

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