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Can You Contract HIV From Giving Oral

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

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help others and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your current concerns:1. White blood cells recruited to the site of herpes sores or blisters may increase susceptibility to HIV and facility HIV transmission. This is primarily a problem of an HIV-negative person with active herpetic lesions... Read more »

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... Read more »

Going to give oral sex (a lot)...

Hi. I am a bisexual married male with a child. I am HIV negative now but concerned about giving HIV... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...copies/ml, vaginal delivery is as safe as C-section in terms of transmission rate to the baby. The baby receives six weeks of oral AZT after delivery. If no treatment is started prior to labor, the mother and infant should receive treatment at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What You Should Know about Oral Sex

... Oral Sex Is Not Risk Free Like all sexual activity, oral sex carries some risk of HIV transmission when one partner is known to be infected with HIV, when either partner's HIV status is not known, and/or when one Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Read more »
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how safe is oral?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I just wanted to post a question. How possible is it to contract HIV from giving oral sex to a female. In addition to that question who out there knows if clyamidia transmitted through vaginal oral sex? Read more »

Need help or assurance ASAP

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that has me completely upset and don't know where to turn: Call CDC and told: It's a very good chance that I probably do have HIV, but wait until 6 months to get tested. Good bye! Call HIV/STD clinic in my city: Told not even to worry about... Read more »

GaryNPA and Others, advice please

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hey guys, I just need some advice once again. What are the risks of contracting HIV by giving oral sex to someone with a condom on? I do not think there was any ejaculation. Should I get an HIV test, or is the risk so miniscule Read more »

Scared but 5 days left for results

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...At first I felt fine, because most data seemed to say very low risk. Then I find a guy's site who explained he contracted HIV from giving oral and described his symptoms. I then recalled that the week leading to easter I was violently ill.... Read more »