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Can Men Get Hiv From A Blow Job

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...Female-to-female transmission of HIV appears to be a rare occurrence. However, there are case reports of female-to-female transmission of HIV. The well-documented risk of female-to-male transmission of HIV shows that vaginal secretions and menstrual blood may contain the virus and that mucous membrane (e.g., oral, vaginal) exposure to these secretions has the potential to lead to HIV infection. In order to reduce the risk of HIV...
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thoughts on religion, homosexuality and HIV

Dear Doctor bob,First of, i would like to thank you on your superb work at the body, you've helped so many HIV+ and self-diagnosed freaking out hiv- people. i shake your hand.Ive been reading your posts for over 2 years now until ive finally...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thanks for your support and comments!Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

Adult Bookstore blow jobs

i have been reading your answers to the questions for some time now. I understand there have been no cases of anyone become HIV positive from receiveing a blow job but i still have a question about it. I enjoy going into adult bookstores and...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Your assumption that your risk for infection is still low is accurate. Your penis coming into contact with HIV infected semen in another person's mouth poses a greater risk for infection than coming into contact with saliva alone. However,... Read more »

Oral transmission of HIV

Hi, I read about the recent study by the the University of California at San Francisco on that 8 men contracted HIV through unprotected oral sex. Does the study says that the oral sex involved is to the point of ejaculation? extended exposure?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...(a rate of 6.6%). About half reported to have oral health problems (ulcers, gum disease, etc.). I do not know exactly how many let their partners ejaculate in their mouths, which I assume would make a difference. I also do not know the... Read more »

std's

Ryan,Thanks in advance if you get to answer my question. A few months ago i got infected with gonorhea where i only received a blow job. The doctor at the time thoght it was extremely rare and did not really believe me i only engaged in oral sex....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...through receiving oral sex is, overall, a rare occurrence, and is probably an issue for only certain populations. If you are a man who has sex with men, you have multiple sexual partners with whom you have unprotected oral or anal sex, and you... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Is Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections in Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Receive Non-Occupational HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Worthwhile?

...results to the type of sexual exposure and baseline patient characteristics. Eighty-five percent of the target population, 253 men who have sex with men (MSM), were screened. Among the MSM, common exposure risks were receptive anal intercourse... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Federal Court Reinstates Lawsuit Filed by HIV-Positive Men Against American Airlines for Withdrawing Job Offers

...dismissal of the lawsuit by U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton and returned the case to Hamilton for reconsideration (Richman, Oakland Tribune , 3/5). Todd Schneider, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said that the decision "will protect the... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Q&A: Dr. Lisa Bowleg, Researcher on Stress, Sex and HIV Risk Among Straight Black Men

...research about? And what made you decide to turn the focus of your work from women to men? There are typically two people -- a man and a woman -- in a heterosexual sexual encounter. Why should she bear greater responsibility, given that his... Read more »
The Body

Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

...Conclusions Introduction Why are some gay men still having unprotected anal sex in the age of HIV/AIDS? Whether you're a man who rejects the term "barebacking" as stigmatizing, dismisses the act and any conversation about it as... Read more »
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Why is there no section for Straight Men w/ HIV

Posted by LatinoHeat, 4 Replies
...I am a Straight Male living with HIV. I was curious why there is no Section for Straight Men w/ HIV. I see one for Women, Teens and Gay Men. I am very curious. Read more »

HIV/HEP C gay men in socal

Posted by dmc
...where you actually went to a gay bar to meet other gay men or if you had good social circle just might meet some really nice man at a dinner or cocktail party. Now, meeting someone at a party is remote unless you want to out yourself health wise... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Read more »

Am I at Risk..really anxious..

Posted by Concerned123, 1 Reply
...encounter with an escort. It was not planned, I just fell into the trap, and regretting it. Now for the details, She gave me a blow job using a condom, and following that we had sex using a condom. The condom did not rupture, and immediately... Read more »