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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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HIV Risk From Oral Sex and Can RX's Increase Risk? (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX 2009)

What is the true risk from oral sex? After looking at many other forums....some sources say there is low risk, some say no risk, some say that while HIV could transmit in theory, there has never been a recorded case of infection from only receiving...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What is the true risk from oral sex? This is a somewhat difficult question to respond to, as there can be confounding variables. See below for some recent information from the archives. (By the way, we have an entire chapter in the archives... Read more »

HIV risk from oral sex when you have Herpes, "Herpes via oral sex"

I (male) got herpes 1 and 2 via having oral with a pro. Used a condom during oral too. Did not continue any other sex. What are the chances of infecting with HIV?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,Doesn't sounds like you were at risk for HIV from what you're describing. Having herpes <b>only</b> makes a difference if you have open sores. These open sores end up being a way for HIV to get in the... Read more »

HIV risk during Oral Sex with Female?

9 months ago I gave a female oral sex by tonguing just the tip of herClitoris. I did not lick any vaginal area below her clitors. I had a negative HIV screen 2 weeks ago. Did I reduce myrisk by avoiding her vagina. Do I need to worry any more about...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.When you are giving a woman oral sex, you are potentially being exposed toher vaginal secretions and menstrual blood. The more of these body fluidsyou are being exposed to, the greater the risk. So by reducing your... Read more »

HIV Risk from Oral Sex - please answer!

Hello - 21 days ago I received oral sex from a sex worker. Although protection was used I did not see her remove the condom from the wrapper, instead it came from her pocket and was in a tissue. About 6 days after the incident I got a sore throat...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and decreases even that much more with the use of protection. 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... Read more »
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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 risk from unprotected oral (giving MSM)

Posted by anxious66, 5 Replies
Hi guys, just wanted to know

I gave a guy i know head who said he was 'clean'. he didn't ejaculate and i'm pretty sure there was no precum. the whole thing lasted under a minute.

now about a week later, i am worried i have developed ars symptoms.... Read more »

just HOW low is the risk of HIV from oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read on the other forums from the doctors and experts replies have said countless number of times that the risk of HIV from unprotected oral sex is extremely, extremely low. And am wondering just how exactly low the risk is? I have asked... Read more »

lip sores unprotected oral hiv risk

Posted by smkl, 1 Reply
Hello

I am aware that risk from unprotected insertive fellatio is relatively lower.
But what is freaking me out is that post the episode- I discovered a single sore on the inside of her lips- it was not red or yellow, but just as the same texture and... Read more »