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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Performing 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 infected with HIV & I was performing only unprotected oral sex

Hello everybody,it won't be a question just a warning - please don't trust anyone saying that oral sex is a very low risk behaviour. I know I'm infected by HIV (my 4 weekes result was negative, but I got chlamydia pneumoniae, thrush...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we go again. You "know" you're HIV-infected, but you have a negative HIV test.Let's review this one more time for the slow learners in the group, OK? There are a number of STD's that can be contracted quite easily... Read more »

HIV from performing oral sex on a female?

I guess it (HIV) is different for everybody but how sick and for what periods of time are you sick after you test positive?I rapid tested at about 60 days after exposure and was negative. The woman who did the test said that the negative was a very...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are correct in that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and the likelihood of you contracting HIV is so very small! The guidelines for testing is to have your initial test at 3 weeks and then again at 3 months, if both test... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through oral sex and mutual masturabation ?t

Hello sir, Recently, I met a guy. We did mutual masturbation and he gave oral sex on me. I don't know his HIV status. When he masturbated me he used his saliva as lubricant. I don't know if there were blood or not in his saliva. Can I get...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. 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 acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For... Read more »

Performed Oral Sex - Swollen Lymph Glands after 1 week

Hello, I will try to keep this as organized as possible and free of my freaking out.9 days ago - (extremely intoxicated, and extremely stupid of me..) I gave unprotected oral sex to a male whose HIV and STD status I am not aware of. However, he...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Nothing you've described sounds HIV related. Oral sex is a low-risk activity. Certain STD's can be transmitted via oral sex. Your symptoms do not sound STD related, but if they continue then I would suggest a visit to your doctor... Read more »
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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 »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »

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 »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »