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Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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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 »

Can you catch chlamydia orally by someone who has rectal chlamydia?

Posted by chrono5, 2 Replies
I've just been treated for rectal chlamydia, but I have a partner who we both have never had anal sex with, but he has given me oral sex. I haven't told him just yet because I found out today and I'm waiting until he is back, but I was wondering... Read more »

Can I catch HIV this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am really worried about an incident that happened 10 months ago and am freaking out over whether I could have caught HIV infection.

I was using a public bathroom and by accident the crotch of my underwear touched the toilet seat. I didn't think... Read more »
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How easy to catch/infect through oral sex (again...)

Hi, I'm HIV+ with a very inactive sex life - on the rare occasion I do bed someone, I always wear a condom during anal sex. A couple of weeks ago was one of those rare occasions and what happens? I get chlamydia... presumably as a result of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You don't have to be "confused;" just read the archives. I've covered this topic many times before. Some STDs are easy to get from all types of oral sex getting or giving. These include STDs that cause sores or blisters, like... Read more »

Giving Oral Sex to Woman Only Risk Factor

I am living in Indonesia. I gave unprotected oral sex to a HIV status unknown woman in mid July. Contact between my mouth and vaginal fluids was limited, but it did happen. I became very scared immediately thereafter, and have constantly worrying...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I would agree with your doctor in saying that HIV-infection in your case is unlikely. Your activity was low-risk. There is very little evidence of HIV transmission to a person performing oral sex on a woman (cunnilingus). HIV is more difficult to... Read more »

Woman giving oral sex to man

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, I recently had an HIV test which was negative, and it had been nine months since my last experience with sex, which was unprotected with a man. But 4 months ago I gave oral sex to a straight man, and have been worried. I called...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. As to the risks from giving a man oralsex, please see the question, "Oral Sex", which goes over therisks of giving a man oral sex in detail.As to the accuracy of the test, let me once again, review the... Read more »

How many cases through giving oral sex EXACTLY?

QUESTION #1: I have heard that there are only 2 documented cases of HIV through giving oral sex. I have also heard that there are no cases through oral sex. I keep hearing conflicting things. Who is right? Exactly how many people became...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. We do not keep statistics of how many people became infected specifically through oral sex, (or vaginal or anal sex for that matter). We do not keep statistics based on each type of sexual activity. That would be... Read more »
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