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CAN YOU GET A DISEASE FROM ORAL SEX

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GAY ORAL SEX AND DISEASES

I just had oral sex with another man and I'm concerned with getting AIDS or becoming HIV positive, I did swallow a minimal amount of his pre-cum....
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
The following answer does not actually address your specific case, but is the CDC Fact Sheet: Primary HIV Prevention Associated with Oral Transmission -- Q&A Many persons have inquired about the results of a study presented as a poster at the... Read more »

oral sex and gum diseases

if a girl had gum diseases or bleeding gums, and i received oral sex from her, what are the chances... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Venereal Disease on the Rise Via Unsafe Gay Oral Sex

Recent dramatic increases in gonorrhea and syphilis infections among men -- rates not seen since the early 1980s -- indicate gay Australians are unaware of the STD risks of oral sex, sexual health experts say. There were 405 gonorrhea cases in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Teenagers View Oral Sex as Less Risky Than Intercourse, Say Oral Sex Not Really Sex, Survey Shows

U.S. teenagers view oral sex as "not sex" and less risky than sexual intercourse, according to a study published in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics , Reuters reports. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, a pediatrician at the University of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Tropical Sex Disease Surfaces in Toronto

Health officials in Toronto have recently recorded cases of lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), an STD caused by a strain of the chlamydia family, and generally seen only in the tropics of Africa, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean. Since the city... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Ignorance Blamed for Local Rise in Teen STDs; Doctors Say Many Kids Think Oral Sex Safe

Health officials in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are concerned about a 7 percent rise in reported STDs among local teenagers. Last year, the combined number of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Rockwall, and Tarrant... Read more »
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oral sex and chances of getting disease

Posted by yasar2040, 1 Reply
Hi,

I am a married man, my wife does not like to have oral sex. But I have been really crazy about it.

I had taken a massage service by a lady, out of excitement I paid extra money and asked lady to massage private part. I also touched my tongue to... Read more »

STDs in Insertive Oral Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

I had an unprotected Insertive Oral Sex for a while. I want to know what STDs can transmit in this way.

I have been told that SALIVA does not transmit HIV. But can it transmit other STD...What are they and how dangerous they can be.

I have sore... Read more »

Is Oral Sex Safe--NO!!!!

Posted by fdjk3, 2 Replies
I just read "Study: HIV Infection from Receptive Oral Sex is Rare" http://www.thebody.com/bp/oct01/prev_conf.html
It implies that the risk from oral sex is zero. I know from firsthand experience that this is not true. I got HIV through oral sex. For... Read more »

Oral sex unprotected

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey i was just wondering if you could get hiv from reciving a bj (blowjob) i was unprotected and i got tested fomr regular std im scared if i got the BIG ONE Hiv i want to know if you could get hiv like that ? Read more »