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AIDS Risk Performing Oral Sex

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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is not the onlysexual activity for most people, it is also difficult to single out oral sex asthe...
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can i get aids through receiving oral sex?

Hi Dr.i received oral sex from one girl for 10 to 15 seconds only.in this case there is no blood in my penis or no blood in her mouth.after a month i went for hiv/aids checking and there is hiv negative. so i want to know in my case is there any...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...In general the risk of acquiring HIV from oral sex is less than from vaginal or anal intercourse. Also, the person who performs oral sex is at greater risk than the person who Read more »

oral sex and hiv?

I received oral sex twice without using a condom, but i used a condom when having vaginal sex and when performing oral sex, should i be worried about hiv transmission, how high is my risk?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...What you have described is a very low risk encounter. The recent evidence of oral transmission showed that those performing oral intercourse were at risk for sero-conversion, not the receiving participant. Does this mean there is no risk... Read more »

Oral sex w/o ejaculation, risk?

Several months ago we found out that my husband has AIDS. We use a condom every time we have intercourse but I have continued to perform fellatio to get him aroused prior to putting the condom on him. How risky is this? Thank You
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...vagina, rectum, or mouth), there is a risk of transmission.The actual LIKELIHOOD of transmission is a different story.Performing oral sex on an HIV positive man does pose a risk, albeit small, for transmission. Most studies to date say that the... Read more »

oral sex risk

I've read different articles on the risk of getting AIDS through oral sex, but no definite answers about it. In your opinion, isoral sex (cunninlingua and fellatio) "safe"?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...practice, you can never tell what it was that resulted in their infection, and so you can never come up with precise risk estimates.Performing fellatio is certainly lower risk than receptive anal or vaginal intercourse, but it is clear that it is... Read more »
Articles
Terri Wilder

Thoughts About Women and Oral Sex After Visiting the NYC Sex Museum

...make a sex toy out of a bar of soap ... or your cell phone? As I was walking through the museum, I saw lots of references to oral sex. There was information on oral sex between animals, oral sex between humans and even a Japanese anime video in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...Devices Types of Condoms Using Condoms Prevent Condom Breakage Using Condoms During Oral Sex Condom Availability Using Dental Dams & Plastic Wrap for Oral Sex Using... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...body by having the man pull out before cumming. Oral Sex A number of studies have demonstrated a low but definite level of risk associated with oral sex. To make it safer, use latex condoms for oral sex on a man. If you perform oral sex... Read more »
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receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Im very worried as I am a hyphochondriac, I am a male and I recently had a female perform unprotected oral sex to completion with ejaculation in her mouth and I was wondering what are the chances of getting Hiv trhis way? I did not notice Read more »

oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...hello everybody.I must first say im a Gay male and that recently I was at a party in which I performed oral sex with several men,3 had been invited but,as it turns out many more showed up that night and I didnt know most of them.I didnt Read more »

oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hello everybody.I must first say im a Gay male and that recently I was at a party in which I performed oral sex on several men,3 had been invited but,as it turns out many more showed up that night and I didnt know most of them.I didnt know Read more »

Truth about oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What is the deal with oral sex and HIV transmission? I see people on here who state that oral sex is only a theoretical risk for HIV yet others on here such Read more »