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Can You Contract AIDS From Oral Sex

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Is HIV contracted through oral sex

I was diagnosed to be HIV positive in October 2002. Oral sex was performed on me (I am a female) in early December, without protection. Did I give it to the guy? He has been tested and it came back negative? How long does it take to show up....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Chances are your partner need not fear if all that happened was oral sex. Several studies have shown that the risk of oral HIV transmission is extremely low and even more so when it is a woman who is infected and is having oral sex performed on... Read more »

Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

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Anal sex and aids (CAN TWO HIV NEGATIVES CONTRACT HIV FROM EACH OTHER?)

my husband and i had unprotected anl sex neither of us have aids or HIV and i we are in a monogomus... Read more »
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AIDS Activism, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Broken Social Contract

Sheraton Golf Parco de'Medici, 6 April 2006, Rome [Note: This is a revised and expanded version of remarks I gave yesterday at the Boehringer Ingelheim symposium on HIV past and future. The two-day symposium is taking place at a business-style... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

East African Standard Examines How Female Fish Sellers in Kenya Engage in Sex to Secure Fish, Risk Contracting HIV

Kenya's East African Standard on Saturday examined how hundreds of women in the country who live along Lake Victoria put themselves at risk of contracting HIV by engaging in sex with fishermen in exchange for fish to sell. According to Judy... Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Use of Injectable Hormone Contraceptive May Double Risk of Contracting, Transmitting HIV, Study Shows

"The most popular contraceptive for women in eastern and southern Africa, a hormone shot given every three months, appears to double the risk the women will become infected with HIV," according to a study involving 3,800 sero-discordant couples in... Read more »
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Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

whats my chance of getting AIDS by giving oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a sex worker in China. It lasted for about 1-2 minutes and I didn't feel any cuts in my mouth. What would be the possibility of me contracting AIDS this way assuming if she was HIV positive?

This is the most... Read more »

unprotected oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i have been worrying for about a year now that i may have contracted HIV through a couple of unprotected oral sex encounters with my ex boyfriend, he wasn't very nice to me and tried to make me have sex with him without a condom. I refused. However,... Read more »

Oral sex does = HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
OK, I have been reading ALOT of these posts, and the general consenus is that you CAN'T (or at least its next to impossible), contract HIV through oral sex. Well, I have a problem with this. Let me start out by saying I am praying every single day... Read more »