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Cunnilingus Hiv Risk

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Risk of HIV through cunnilingus

I performed unprotected cunnilingus 2 weeks ago on a women I do not know and now have swollen neck glands and a mild fever, am I at risk for HIV? or other STD's/STI's I am concerned....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiWe know that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. However it does carry a risk of other sexually transmitted infections.Your symptoms can be from a STI or they can just be from a cold or flu. I would recommend that you follow up... Read more »

risks of HIV with oral sex/ cunnilingus

Doctor ,I am male and had oral sex or cunnilingus with my former girlfriend last January 16, 2006 .... Read more »

Cunnilingus and a bleeding lip.. (CUNNILINGUS, 2011)

Hi Doc,Been searching this forum but have yet to find a conclusive answer for my question. Recently... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oral Sex and HIV Risk

Fast Facts The risk of HIV transmission through oral sex is much less than that from anal or vaginal sex -- but it is not zero. Performing oral sex on an HIV-infected man, with ejaculation, is the riskiest oral sex activity. Factors that may... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Non-Coital Behaviors That Put Teens at Risk for HIV and Other STDs

An article in the November/December issue of Family Planning Perspectives reviews the limited information and research on adolescents' experience with oral sex. It draws on interviews and correspondence with roughly two dozen adolescents and... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Risk of HIV Reinfection May Be Similar to Risk of Initial HIV Infection

The risk of HIV reinfection, sometimes called superinfection, has not been clearly established. Given the risk of initial sexual HIV infection from a single exposure in population studies is commonly calculated as generally low (although these... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Rates of Hepatitis Screening and Vaccination of HIV-Infected MSM in HIV Clinics

Due to similar behavioral risk factors for the two infections, HIV-positive men who have sex with men are at increased risk of viral hepatitis. The authors of the current study set out to assess adherence to HIV management guidelines that recommend... Read more »
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risks involved with cunnilingus?

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,

I have recently become involved with a woman who is HIV+. We have gotten to a point in our relationship where we have started to become sexually active. Myself being negative, we have taken all the percautions necessary to avoid my becoming... Read more »

Cunnilingus with HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear people,

I am wondering whether a man performing cunnilingus on a positive woman without a condom is at a great risk of contracting HIV. Please tell me. It is so confusing: some sources say the risk is negligible, even with bleeding gums, whereas... Read more »

Brief Cunnilingus-HIV Q

Posted by Anonymous
If I licked the vagina of an unknown status woman only 2-3 times, what are my risks of HIV? The CDC just says there is SOME risk, but it is lower. Any input out there on numbers and real risk?

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Received cunnilingus from guy with AIDS

Posted by amazing_1027, 2 Replies
I received cunnilingus from a guy who later disclosed he had AIDS but was no longer detectable. Not sure what that even means, but now I'm freaked out. We did not have intercourse. Am I at risk? There was no blood or other exchange of fluids except... Read more »