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HIV Infection Risk Receiving Oral Sex

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...Some people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have 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, pointed food. To infect someone, the virus has to get past the body's defenses. These include skin...
Ask the Experts

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 »

HIV/STD through being sucked

I had oral sex with someone I recently met. I felt confident he had played quite safe over the years. I certainly have. I allowed him to suck me without a condom when he insisted that he felt comfortable that I wasn't infected with anything nasty....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Your gay friend was right: the risk for infection with HIV through receiving oral sex is miniscule. There is no evidence that anyone has been infected through receiving oral Read more »

oral sex

What are the risks of being infected with HIV through only receiving oral sex - from a male to a male?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It doesn't matter what the sex is of the person performing oral sex on you: HIV is not known to be transmitted through insertive fellatio (a guy getting infected by putting his penis in an infected Read more »

Oral chlamydia infection - risk of HIV

I was diagnosed with with urethritis caused by chlamydia from receiving oral sex - there is no doubt that this was the cause as I have had no other sex. Your posts say this is very unlikley but in my case happened for sure.The giver also had HIV - I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Probably not. The reason for the negligible risk associated to receiving oral sex is that there is little to no infectious HIV in the saliva of HIV infected people. See Saliva as a barrier for more info.RMK 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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Older People Face Greater HIV Infection Risks: Study

... Physicians are failing to diagnose HIV infection among older patients, even as many people over age 50 enjoy extended sex lives thanks to erectile dysfunction drugs, the World 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 »

post to read every day

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 »

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 »