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chance of transmission after performing oral

Hi, I have asked this before and haven't got an answer, but am now very worried.I performed oral sex on a girl, received oral sex from her, and also had a lot of deep kissinng.after 5 weeks, i noticed i was very tired all the time. I was...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You do not have a 7-8% chance of being HIV infected. The odds are much, much lower than that. Always make sure that you know where information like that is coming from and what it is based on. The risk of infection through performing oral sex on a... Read more »

HIV transmission by someone performing a handjob

is it possible to get infected by someone doing a "handjob" on your penis? Someone recently got "massaged" and they are worried that they may have been infected....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is known to be transmitted sexually during anal, vaginal and oral sex ONLY. While the risk of transmission during sexual contact with an HIV infected person is never absent, there is no evidence that HIV has ever been transmitted through... 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 »

Can I get HIV from performing oral sex on a woman?

I am a woman who had my first experience with another woman and I perfromed only oral sex on her. Can I get HIV from this experience....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Cunnilingus carries an extremely low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. See link below.Dr. Bob<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q213246.html">Cunnilingus and a bleeding lip.. (CUNNILINGUS, 2011)Jan 27,... Read more »
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How safe is performing oral sex now??? HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all,

If I'm HIV+, how safe is it to perform oral sex on an HIV- guy? Sometime I give him pretty intense oral and his penis has been cut (a little bleeding) ... does that make a difference? Or is the only concern being him coming into contact with... Read more »

Oral Sex Performed on a woman of unknown status

Posted by KRBClapton, 2 Replies
Should I test after performing oral sex on a woman of unknown status if this is the only thing I have done since my negative test 142 days from my last possible exposure? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Read more »

Oral Transmission Questions

Posted by Anonymous
About a year ago I performed oral sex on a woman and became worried about HIV. I used the Home Access test at 3.5 months, and tested negative. How accurate is the Home Access test? Would it be worth it for me to test again? Thanks a lot.

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hiv from oral sex?

Posted by sarah2006, 2 Replies
Hi everyone. I recently had unprotected oral sex (i am female and was performing it on the guy. he didn't ejaculate in my mouth) and I've started freaking out about possible exposure to hiv. I've read on the internet that it is defenitely possible,... Read more »