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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through 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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Can mutual masturbation transmit AIDS?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Dear Mr Sowadsky, I had recently met a guy and we masturbated each other to ejaculation. We did not use condoms but I have examined that I have no wounds on my genital. We also kissed but there was no oral or anal penetration. Is this sort of...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.What the two of you did together was considered safer sex, meaning there wasa risk of infection, but it's a low risk. Let me review with you how HIV is,and is not, transmitted between two people. Blood,... Read more »

can HPV be transmitted thru oral sex?

a potential partner has just found out she is hpv positive.can i get hpv if we have oral sex? I'm a 28 year old female and i believe beyond the age requirement for the vaccine...i am not going to stop seeing this girl because of this recent...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll reprint some information from the archives that addresses your concern. As for the Guardasil vaccine, if you are HPV negative, you could still benefit from getting vaccinated, despite being 28 years old.Good luck.Dr. BobHPVJun 3, 2007... Read more »

Unprotected Sex (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2008) (SUPERINFECTION)

Hi --I am an HIV+ man who seroconverted within the last year. I recently started dating another HIV+ man who has been positive for 22 years. I'm currently not on meds with a viral load under 400 and CD4 over 600. His viral load is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This issue comes up frequently. (See below.) I have no new information to report. I would still advise against Brokeback Mountain barebacking no matter how hot your cowboy may be in the saddle.Dr. Bob??? (Findings Suggest HIV Can Be... Read more »

is it possible to transmit aids immediately after infection?

I had been exposed to aids - through a french kiss: I know that the infection probability is quite remote, but since I noticed that my teeth bleeded, I realized that this eventuality was not so unlikely. Since I had not-protected sex with my partner...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Let me first emphasize here that you arenot considered at any significant risk for HIV in the first place. When youare French Kissing someone, you are only being exposed to saliva. Theconcentrations of the HIV... Read more »
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Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

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Oral Sex Unlikely to Transmit HIV, Researchers Say

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Tuesday August 14 5:37 PM ET

Oral Sex Unlikely to Transmit HIV, Researchers Say

By Emma Hitt, PhD
ATLANTA (Reuters Health) - Unprotected oral sex is highly unlikely to transmit HIV (news - web sites) infection, according to findings from a small study... Read more »

Re: Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

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I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted via a nitrous balloon?

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Hi there,

Thank you in advance for reading...

I attended a "rave" like party on 8/21/10. At this party, nitrous balloons were being passed around. I took several hits...And now I am wondering if there is any chance I can get HIV from sharing a balloon. Read more »