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Can I Get HIV From Performing Oral Sex

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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.... 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... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Teenagers View Oral Sex as Less Risky Than Intercourse, Say Oral Sex Not Really Sex, Survey Shows

U.S. teenagers view oral sex as "not sex" and less risky than sexual intercourse, according to a study published in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics , Reuters reports. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, a pediatrician at the University of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure: "Test Is Performing Well"

At an investor conference Tuesday, OraSure Technology CEO Douglas Michels said the company's OraQuick oral rapid-result HIV test appears to be performing well despite recent reports of false positives. At least six testing centers -- including some... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Empowering HIV Testing as a Prevention Tool: Targeting Interventions for High-Risk Men Who Have Sex With Men

HIV testing can be performed easily in France's free and anonymous voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) centers. A recent national survey among men who have sex with men revealed that 73 percent of MSM who had previously tested for HIV had done so... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oral Sex and HIV Risk

Fast Facts The risk of HIV transmission through oral sex is much less than that from anal or vaginal sex -- but it is not zero. Performing oral sex on an HIV-infected man, with ejaculation, is the riskiest oral sex activity. Factors that may... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Documented Cases of HIV thru Oral Sex on Woman

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are there any reported and documented cases of getting HIV thru performing oral sex on a woman ?

Thanks. Read more »