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Difference In Hiv Risk Between Kiss And Insertive Oral Sex

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Differences (ORAL SEX vs. KISSING)

Dear Dr.Congratulations for you great job in this web site and in your organization.Im a brazilian guy and im curious to know why there are differences between the risk of contracting HIV from insertive oral sex and kissing.I always thought this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Brazilian Guy!The first and most important thing to point out is that the HIV risk of insertive oral sex is extremely low and the risk of HIV transmission from kissing is essentially nonexistent, unless there are extenuating circumstances that... Read more »

HIV risk from Insertive Fellatio + Kissing

I am a virgin and occasionally use escorts for massage, kissing, receiving unprotected or protected... Read more »

Insertive Oral Sex vs Deep Kissing

Dear Ryan, Thanks so much for your website. I've gained a lot of insight from reading your... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco General Hospital

A Kiss Is Just a Kiss

If you were anywhere near a television set last summer, you inevitably heard about that case of HIV infection that appears to have resulted from kissing and kissing alone. And, admit it -- the news gave you at least a moment's pause. You couldn't... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

More on Oral Sex and the Risk of HIV Transmission

In the following article and an article by Janice Price , we will entertain two different views on oral sex transmission of the HIV virus. Detailed interviews of a cohort of gay men with acute infection provide further evidence that oral sex can be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multiple Sex Partners and Perceived Risk of HIV Infection in Zambia: Attitudinal Determinants and Gender Differences

The authors introduced their study by noting, "While there is much attention on perceived risk of HIV and subsequent cautionary behavior, evidence of the reciprocity of the relationship between recent risky sexual behavior and perceived risks of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Teens, Church Hold Different Views of Oral Sex

At two religious youth conferences in June, one in Boca Raton and the other in Miramar, the topic of oral sex featured prominently. A 2007 study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found 70 percent of 14- to 19-year-olds do not consider... Read more »
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Insertive ORAL sex - RISK?!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
is it true that there are no risks for insertive oral sex? all of this talk about hiv infections through oral sex, have been receptive oral sex right? meaning the person whose mouth is on the genital is at risk. not the person who is recieving oral... Read more »

Insertive Oral question a little different....

Posted by Anonymous
Ok, I was the insertive partner in unprotected oral sedx with a sex worker. Now I contracted HSV-1 on my genitals from this encounter and I am now afraid of possible HIV infection.She had no visible sores or blood in her mouth. I understand that... Read more »

receiving oral sex and different views of risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all., This is my first time posting here so please be nice. I have spent countless hours on the net and hotlines trying to find accurate information on receiving oral sex. I have been going crazy for the last 3 months. I had a bad sore... Read more »

The REAL danger of insertive oral sex!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
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I've read most all the postings that deal with the risks of oral sex (especially insertive oral sex). Now, while it is comforting to hear that it carries (practically) zero risk as there are no documented cases of transmission this way ... I'm... Read more »