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HIV Infection Risk Performing Oral Sex

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The Well Project

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

... Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no
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oral sex

I am a male who recently performed oral sex on a female. I had a tooth filling that had fallen out days prior, and areas around the tooth would bleed on occasions. Is there a possiblity of aids or hiv? Is the only way to contract hiv or aids from...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The only way that you would be at risk for infection with HIV is if your mucous membranes (the lining of the urethra, vagina, rectum or mouth) came into contact with HIV infected 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 »

Oral sex and dental hygene?

OK, there seems to be a lot going around on this topic right now, so I'll try to keep this question simple.I'm a man, performing Oral sex on 1 or more women.My gums bleed. Not all the time, mostly just when brushing, and not even every time I brush,...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Having bleeding gums could increase your risk for infection with HIV when performing oral sex on an HIV infected person; it's difficult to say how much it increases your risk. By no means 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...the body through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts or open sores on the penis. Risk for HIV infection increases if you or a partner has a sexually transmitted disease (STD). See also " Is there a connection... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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oral sex question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Ok I keep reading that a lot of people are concerned about the risk of transmission of HIV through oral sex. Both getting and giving. DO any of you know of anyone that has become infected through oral sex? I am just wondering if you Read more »

Oral Sex

Posted by jake_the_shake, 3 Replies
...there are no undisputed cases of receptive oral (the person sucking) getting HIV 2) There are no undisputed cases of insertive oral sex (the person getting sucked) getting HIV. We are 25 years into one most closely studied diseases in the... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...already have an std you are more susceptible to contracting HIV. Is this true? I think I have a genital wart, and I performed oral sex on someone. Does that raise my chances? Seems like a dumb question, but I dont know the answer. 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 »