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HIV Infection Risk Performing Oral Sex

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

Table of Contents Introduction Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The chances of HIV being passed from one person to another depend on thetype of contact. HIV is most easily spread, or transmitted, through unprotectedanal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharing injection drug equipment.Unprotected sex means sex in which no condoms or other barriers are used. Oral sex...
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I'm infected with HIV & I was performing only unprotected oral sex

Hello everybody,it won't be a question just a warning - please don't trust anyone saying that oral sex is a very low risk behaviour. I know I'm infected by HIV (my 4 weekes result was negative, but I got chlamydia pneumoniae, thrush...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we go again. You "know" you're HIV-infected, but you have a negative HIV test.Let's review this one more time for the slow learners in the group, OK? There are a number of STD's that can be contracted quite easily... Read more »

Can one contact HIV from performing oral sex on a Woman

A lot of your info on oral sex is as reagards men. But what are the chances of contracting AIDS from perfoming oral sex on a woman, which includes using the tongue on her vagina, clitoris etc ? Kindly answer this ?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There are only a few cases documented by the CDC that demonstrate HIV transmission to a person performing oral sex on a woman. This is the best evidence that the risk of transmission through cunnilingus is very low. First of all, the risk of HIV... Read more »

HIV from performing oral sex on a female?

I guess it (HIV) is different for everybody but how sick and for what periods of time are you sick after you test positive?I rapid tested at about 60 days after exposure and was negative. The woman who did the test said that the negative was a very...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are correct in that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and the likelihood of you contracting HIV is so very small! The guidelines for testing is to have your initial test at 3 weeks and then again at 3 months, if both test... Read more »

i have performed oral sex twice

Can i get hiv if i have performed oral sex twice in my life...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For the... Read more »
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HIV RISK FROM PRE EJACULATORY FLUID AND SORE THROAT - ORAL SEX.

Posted by EduardoRomero31, 1 Reply
Hi everyone. I am a little concerned and I don't know if I am exaggerating but two days ago I performed oral sex on a man who is HIV + with UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD. I checked the head of the penis and it was dry so I started to lick the shaft and... Read more »

Study shows very low HIV risk from oral sex

Posted by Anonymous
Study shows very low HIV risk from oral sex
New research estimates possibility of infection somewhere between 0-2 percent

by Eric Erickson

ATLANTA - In contrast to a report by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, a new study
shows... Read more »

HIV Infection Through Oral Sex

Posted by MattD, 2 Replies
Hey all,

I'm looking to get some information on HIV transmission through oral sex (I performed oral sex). Over the last few months I've had unprotected oral sex with several partners. From what they have told me they are HIV-, but I'm concerned that... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »