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HIV Infection Risk Insertive Oral Sex

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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

... What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? There Are No Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Oral Sex? What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? The Bottom Line What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? Most people know how HIV is transmitted (see Fact Sheet 150 ). They also know about safer sex guidelines (see
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Performing oral sex and menstruation

Hi, thanks for your column... I gave oral sex to a woman and then we had protected vaginal sex. It turned out that she had her period just after we finished. The condom was unbroken and there was no blood there, and I did not taste anything like...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...increased, menstrual blood would have to come into contact with your mouth.It is also important to take into account your partner's risk for infection with HIV. If she is not infected, there is no risk of transmission.RMK Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...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... Read more »
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 »
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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
...anybody here infected by oral sex? i Read more »

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 »

Risk of HIV from receptive fellatio ...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...people out that had a similar exposure to mine. Please remember, that I am hardly an expert. This is just my simple opinion on oral sex based on the (rather brief) research I have conducted. If someone with more knowledge than me were to give... Read more »