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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Giving 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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I'm worried about giving my new b/f HIV through Oral Sex (DISCLOSURE, 2009)

I am HIV+, been poz for 15 years now. My T-Cell count is normal and my viral load is undetectable, thanks to HAART. I live in a tiny podunk town where HIV is not talked about. I recently met a young buck and we have the hots for each other. We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You have several "information" issues you need to deal with. First and most important is disclosing your HIV-positive status to your new boy toy. Since "he is new to all of this and is not very sexually active . . . ,"... Read more »

Giving oral sex to female

I have heard that the risk of contracting HIV by giving oral sex to a female is less than giving oral sex to a male. I would like to know how much less. I would also like to know if there is any way of reducing risks - for example, anything that...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Generally speaking, giving oral sex to awoman is somewhat lower risk than giving oral sex to a man. But this doesnot mean that giving a woman oral sex is low risk. Generally speaking, whengiving a woman oral... Read more »

fingering and transmitting hiv The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Mr. Sowadsky, I am the type of person who tends to worry about any sort of intimacy because of the possible exposure to hiv. Yet, I do a lot of reading about hiv and try to stay informed. My question for you is this. I have done my share of kissing...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.Kissing and fingering are considered low risk for HIV. If this is all you'vebeen doing, it would be highly unlikely that you are infected with HIV. Blood, pre-cum, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk... Read more »

Giving oral sex with a condom on

I just asked you a question about fingering; however, I recently started dating this guy and he wants me to give him a blow job. I am female. He seems to be at higher risk, as he has been with a lot of partners and I don't know his HIV...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It'll help before having sex to have a conversation with your partner about getting tested for HIV/STDs (waiting 3 months from both your last sexual contacts). Since that takes some time, you're right. Using... Read more »
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Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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Giving Oral Sex to a Women...risk?

Posted by bluejayyy, 2 Replies
8 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a women that I do not know and I have no idea of her STD status. I have been tested for everything that would show by now and am ok. I am waiting for the 12 weeks on the HIV test. I have been unable to find info on... Read more »

Oral Sex Unlikely to Transmit HIV, Researchers Say

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

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 »

whats my chance of getting AIDS by giving oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a sex worker in China. It lasted for about 1-2 minutes and I didn't feel any cuts in my mouth. What would be the possibility of me contracting AIDS this way assuming if she was HIV positive?

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