Can You Get Std From Oral Sex

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Oral sex and STD (ORAL SEX AND STDs)

The truth is that most of my friends don't even think of oral sex as sex and is no good talking with them about this subject - Im really ignorant about this: what's the likelihood of getting AIDS or other diseases with oral sex?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your friends don't think of oral sex as sex??? Hmm . . . one wonders how they would classify it. Penis Popsicle high-protein snack, perhaps? To get an answer to your Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What You Should Know about Oral Sex

...that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) . Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex altogether or having sex only with a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Venereal Disease on the Rise Via Unsafe Gay Oral Sex

...syphilis infections among men -- rates not seen since the early 1980s -- indicate gay Australians are unaware of the STD risks of oral sex, sexual health experts say. There were 405 gonorrhea cases in the first quarter of 2006, according to the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...HIV Impacts Specific STDs Do STD Programs Influence HIV Rates? STD-HIV Recommendations Resources Selected Sources Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), formerly known as venereal diseases, are diseases that are spread from... Read more »
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

... Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases to Know About Protecting Yourself and Others The Bottom Line The Basics Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmittedinfections (STIs), are diseases and infections that... Read more »