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Can Someone Get AIDS From Receiving Oral Sex

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can i get aids through receiving oral sex?

Hi Dr.i received oral sex from one girl for 10 to 15 seconds only.in this case there is no blood in my penis or no blood in her mouth.after a month i went for hiv/aids checking and there is hiv negative. so i want to know in my case is there any...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
In general the risk of acquiring HIV from oral sex is less than from vaginal or anal intercourse. Also, the person who performs oral sex is at greater risk than the person who receives it. Therefore, your risk for acquiring HIV is very low. Your... Read more »

I received oral sex from an HIV+ AIDS Educator

Doc.,Please help me. I had sex, against, my better judgement...with a man who is confirmed HIV+.... Read more »

HIV from receiving oral sex (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2011)

Dr. Frascino, Hello. 8 days ago I received oral sex from someone who, I later found out, has HIV. I... Read more »
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Those who receive oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It's virtually impossible to get HIV from someone giving you head. Have never heard of a case of someone getting HIV through saliva, even through a bite. Please get on with your lives. There are those of us who have actually been exposed to semen... Read more »

receiving oral sex risk?

Posted by merrywell
Hi I received unprotected oral sex without a barrier from 2 different guys whose HIV status I'm not sure of(i'm a female). I regret what I did and feel so guilty. Stupid me. Am I at risk for HIV? I tested negative for gonorrhea, chlamydia and... Read more »

oral sex (receiving)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok, i recieved oral sex and really have no reason to believe she has hiv but from a past experience am very scared of hiv and now worry about it 24/7. im getting my test results next week but im not sure how risky oral sex is. Ive heard that i... Read more »

Received Oral Sex With Sore on Penis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know that this sounds completely typical as I am probably just worried-well, but what is the likelihood of contracting HIV from receiving unprotected oral sex with a sore on my penis due to excessive masturbation? I called the CDC hotline and was... Read more »