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Achy Balls After Oral Sex On A Woman What Are The Chances Of HIV

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...race, sexual orientation, or social or economic class can become infected. It is your actions (or the actions taken against you), that put you at risk. Answer the following questions: Have you ever had vaginal, anal, or oral sex without a condom? Have you ever shared needles or syringes to inject drugs (including steroids or hormones)? Are you uncertain of your partner's status or is your partner HIV positive? Are you pregnant or...
Ask the Experts


Can body aches and othe symptoms com from anxiety? I'm a 26 year old woman. I've never had unprotected intercourse, but have had unprotected oral sex performed on me. One time I had it peformed on me after my first encounter of intercourse. I'm...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...This is a very low risk sexual activity. Your aches and pains may well be from anxiety, but they are not due to HIV. Read more »

Oral Sex with Known HIV woman

Hi Dr Bob,I wrote you in the past and you've answer my questions. Thank you. However, my story just took an unwanted twist. I've recently found out the woman from Russia that I gave oral sex for 10-20 seconds did in fact have HIV. She no longer...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...specialized testing is warranted. Neither your, nor your wife's, nor your sloppy-seconds buddy's symptoms are suggestive of HIV.Thank you for your donations. They truly are urgently needed and warmly appreciated.Stay well,Dr. Bob Read more »

Muscle aches - HIV induced???

Upon further research I think your answer was not entirely correct. It seems HIV itself can cause Myopathy and Myalgia with elevated creatine kinase."Peripheral neuropathies are common in patients infected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...myopathy as well as an AZT-associated myopathy, both of which are associated with elevated CPKs. The symptoms can include pain and aching in the muscles, usually thighs and shoulders, as well as weakness, with difficulty when rising from a chair... Read more »

re: Shingles 3 weeks afterward

Dear Dr. Bob,Please read. (re: "Shingles 3 weeks afterwards" 06/08/04) I'm sorry to call upon you again but things have gotten worse. I saw a doctor about my symptoms particularly the aches and pains that I have been experiencing but he didn't say...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...generous donation to my foundation. It will be used to provide crucial services to men, women, and children coping with HIV/AIDS. In additional, it will help our HIV/AIDS awareness and educations programs. I'm hopeful that scientifically sound... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...unaware they can infect a sexual partner. You can transmit herpes through close contact other than sexual intercourse, through oral sex or close skin-to-skin contact, for example. The virus is spread rarely, if at all, by objects such as a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...There are no documented cases of HIV being transmitted by tears or saliva, but it is possible to be infected with HIV through oral sex or in rare cases through deep kissing, especially if you have open sores in your mouth or bleeding gums. For... Read more »
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 Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies... Read more »
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Educate me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I performed oral sex on a woman I met in South America, no vaginal sex. I got sick, just didn't feel well for a few days at the six week time frame. Read more »

Oral sex does = HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...reading ALOT of these posts, and the general consenus is that you CAN'T (or at least its next to impossible), contract HIV through oral sex. Well, I have a problem with this. Let me start out by saying I am praying every single day that this idea... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hey fellas, If I performed oral sex on a female of unknown sexual history, how freaked out should I be? It's been 5 weeks...I've been stressing and obsessing about Read more »

slight aches and pains back again

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...those body aches came back again, although not as bad. Anyone know what could be the cause. Should I still be concerned for HIV? Could body aches occur in people infected with HIV at 7 months? Read more »