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Can You Contract HIV From Giving Oral

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giving first aid, is there a risk of contracting HIV?

Many people I know won't give frst aid because they're afraid of HIV. Is there really a risk? Have there been any cases contracted this way?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
When first aiders use universal precautions (that is, treating all blood as if it is infectious and always using a barrier when blood is present), first aid is very safe. To date, there are no confirmed cases of HIV infection among paramedics,... Read more »

Contracting HIV after unprotected oral sex

Hi there,I had oral sex with a high risk guy (who I met randomly) about 5 days ago. I found out... Read more »

Giving oral sex to female

I have heard that the risk of contracting HIV by giving oral sex to a female is less than giving... Read more »
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Giving vaginal oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I gave vaginal oral sex and french kissing to a stripper and now I worried that I may have contracted HIV. I was tested at 10 & 28 days with the PCR and both were negative. Also, I tested at 2.5, 4, & 7 weeks with the antibody test and they... 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 »

hiv risk from unprotected oral (giving MSM)

Posted by anxious66, 5 Replies
Hi guys, just wanted to know

I gave a guy i know head who said he was 'clean'. he didn't ejaculate and i'm pretty sure there was no precum. the whole thing lasted under a minute.

now about a week later, i am worried i have developed ars symptoms.... Read more »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If a person has AIDS and affected another person, will that other person have AIDS or will he/she be HIV+?

Me and my ex-boyfriend broke up about 2 years ago. I haven't spoken to him since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts me and we've been... Read more »