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Can A Person Get Hepatitis From Oral Sex

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Can I get STDs by oral sex with uninfected person?

Dear RMK. I've had oral sex with a guy I've known for a year. I am very sure about his past, he has no HIV so I'm not worried about getting HIV. But I AM worried whether I could get STDs like herpes or gonorrhea from him instead. Can...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You can get certain STDs by performing oral sex on a person. Remember, they must be infected with an STD in order for transmission to be possible (sometimes I need to state what may seem obvious). Some STDs that are present as sores or lesions on... Read more »

Oral Sex, HIV, and Braces: One Persons Story

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, Why is there little or no warning information to the public about the risk of oral sex and braces for transmission of HIV. I was infected in November of 1992 and developed AIDS by May of 1997. I was shocked by the diagnosis...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your comments.If you read my answers about the risks of giving oral sex, I have always stated that there was a risk of infection (although the risk is generally less than that of intercourse). Most of the cases reported through giving... Read more »

hepatitis from oral sex

hello it possible to get hepatitis b,c from oral sex? can you mention what viral stds exist, or stds that are asymptomatic for years? how valid is a negative hiv anti-body test after 15 wk exposure from unprotective insertive fellatio,...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Hepatitis B is transmitted through bodily fludis, such as semen, vaginal secretions and blood, so it possible to become infected with HBV when performing oral sex on an infected person. Hepatitis C is transmitted through contact with blood, so oral... Read more »

unprotected-insertive oral sex at risk for hpv syphilis hepatitis herpes?

Thank you for your informative asnwers to our questions. My question is: I recently received unprotected oral sex from a stranger. (Dumb Dumb thing to do; I know.)There was no ejaculation -- if that is a factor. How much at risk am I for HPV,...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The risk for getting HIV from receiving oral sex is practically zero. The risk for getting another STD this way is very low. It really depends on the STD.It is possible to get an STD from a person performing oral sex on you if they have an active... Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Ive gave head to a quite of few people and like 3 or 4 of them came into my mouth.And i really didnt know you could get anything from that.So if i do have something,which im praying i dont,is there any symptoms i should watch out for?

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Question about oral sex...

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
1st of all SORRY for this question... I feel rather embarrassed to ask....
I just wondering how risky can ORAL ANAL in others words for all of you to understand "a black kiss"
Is it risky for the "giver" as well as for the "receiver"??
I... Read more »