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HIV Infection Risk Giving Oral Sex

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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...sexual stimulation. They also reduce the chance that condoms or other barriers will break. Oil-based lubricants like Vaseline, oils, or creams can damage condoms and other latex barriers. Be sure to use water-based lubricants. Oral sex has some risk of transmitting HIV, especially if sexual fluids get in the mouth and if there are bleeding gums or sores in the mouth. Pieces of latex or plastic wrap over the vagina, or condoms over the...
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HIV Infection Risks??

Please comment on some issues that I am concerned about. What is the risk ofHIV infection thru getting a hair cut? If it exists, what would be expected level of preventativepractices for hair care workers? What is the risk of infection thru eating...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...infect you. Activities where this can happeninclude vaginal intercourse (both partners), anal intercourse (bothpartners), giving oral sex, sharing needles (IV, tattoo etc), and rarelythrough receiving a blood transfusion. HIV can also be... Read more »

CBC test - Warning flag for HIV?

Mr. Sowadsky, Hi. I have a 3-part question: I am curious, would a abnormalCBC test result (red & white blood cell count, functional platelets, and lymphs) serve as a warning flagfor possible HIV infection? In regards to "symptoms" of HIV...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...infection. Butif you are only exposed to saliva (without any blood in it), even if you wereto have open sores, you would not be at risk of infection with HIV.If you are GIVING someone oral sex, there is a risk of infection sincepre-cum, semen,... Read more »

Insertive Oral Sex

I recently engaged in insertive oral sex with a lady in the UK who I didn'tknow. She told me that she was just coming out of a steady relationship and that I was only the secondperson she slept with in 8 years. She was definately NOT menstruating...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...infection with this, and otherSexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's). If you had unprotected sex with her,that would then put you at risk of infection.In regard to the risks for HIV infection for oral sex:If you are GIVING someone oral sex, there... Read more »

What is my risk of infection?

I am a married male who had unprotected vaginal sex for 5-10 minutes without ejaculating and also performed very brief oral sex on a woman I do not know. She said she was a stripper, had tatoos and body piercings and had drug problems (And I thought...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...penile-vaginal sex with an HIV infected person puts you at risk for HIV infection. The risk of transmission through performing oral sex on a woman is much smaller.The odds of transmission to you in one episode of insertive vaginal sex are small.... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Oral Antiretroviral Reduces HIV Infection Risk in MSM by 44%, Study Finds

...want to start using the strategy now," according to the newspaper (Stein, 11/23). "In some developing countries where HIV infections are so widespread that they've become a major burden on the economy and the health care system, a... Read more »
The Body

Does Pregnancy Pose an HIV Infection Risk for Men?

... Previous studies have demonstrated that pregnant women are at greater risk of HIV infection. However, a new study, presented at the International Microbicides Conference in Pittsburgh in May seems to demonstrate that Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Reduces Men's HIV Infection Risk by 65%, Data Re-Evaluation Says

... Routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex by 65%, according to final data from two NIH -funded studies conducted in Kenya and Uganda published Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...been caused by sweat, saliva or tears. However, even small amounts of blood in your mouth might transmit HIV during kissing or oral sex. Blood can come from flossing your teeth, or from sores caused by gum disease, or by eating very hot or sharp,... Read more »
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learned I coulda been wit someone who is hiv

Posted by neednhelpnok, 2 Replies
...trusted. I havent seen him n a few months and he ended up goin back to my house. Well I went to bed and woke up to him doing oral sex 2 me. I freaked and left to my brothers house. Well today I get a call from someone and says he was just... Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...workplace injuries (needlestick in a health care setting) * from an HIV positive mother to her unborn child A word about oral sex (mouth-penis, mouth-vagina): The mouth is an inhospitable environment for HIV (in semen, vaginal fluid or... Read more »

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Posted by nightsunami, 7 Replies
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hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ok a few hours ago i had a bleeding bit at the skin on the bottomcorner of my index finger so i went and got a bandaid. i had just washed the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there... Read more »