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Do People Catch AIDS From Performing Oral Sex

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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

... Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no
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Oral Sex Help

Hey Doctor Bob,I have a question for you. I have read some of the other questions in the forum and it has sort of put me at ease. Back in August of 2008 I was in a brief relationship with a woman. We discussed STDs but she was never tested for any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...had surgery to my prostate and am pretty much impotent. Recently, after a couple of years of no sex, met a lady and performed oral sex on her. I got little from this other then making someone else feel good. Before this I was HIV negative and... Read more »

Oral sex with prostitute-Scared like hell.

Dear Bob,About 2 months ago, i had oral sex with a high risk prostitute back home in Pakistan. She looked perfectly healthy, and it was a momment of madness, which i really really feel guilty about.I had oral sex for about 2 minutes, and was just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...had surgery to my prostate and am pretty much impotent. Recently, after a couple of years of no sex, met a lady and performed oral sex on her. I got little from this other then making someone else feel good. Before this I was HIV negative and... Read more »

Oral sex and transmission

Hello, first off I'd just like to say I appreciate what you do and think you give great answers. That being said, I'm in a relationship with a girl who was born positive and currently has AIDs, she is now 21. I'm aware that HIV is not transmitted...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...oral-vaginal sex is extremely low. I'll reprint some information on this topic from the archives below. Additional information about oral sex (both oral-penile and oral-vaginal) can be found in the archives.Good luck and good health to you... Read more »

Oral sex between two woman (WOMAN TO WOMAN) ( CUNNILINGUS)

Dear DrSorry, but this is a follow up to my last question. If HIV was contracted between two woman through oral sex, please explain to me how this would happen. I'm getting so many conflicting reports saying it is or isn't risky and that I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...going out of my mind with worry and was wondering if you could PLEASE give me your honest opinion. About 6 months ago I had oral sex with another woman. There was no blood involved, it only lasted for a couple of minutes on by the giving and... Read more »
Articles
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 »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...using a condom, oil-based lube can also be used. Avoid getting semen in the body by having the man pull out before cumming. Oral Sex A number of studies have demonstrated a low but definite level of risk associated with oral sex. To make it... Read more »
Terri Wilder

Thoughts About Women and Oral Sex After Visiting the NYC Sex Museum

...make a sex toy out of a bar of soap ... or your cell phone? As I was walking through the museum, I saw lots of references to oral sex. There was information on oral sex between animals, oral sex between humans and even a Japanese anime video in... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...intercourse: This puts both partners at risk, but HIV is transmitted from men to women much more easily than from women to men. Oral sex: This can be risky for the person performing it, particularly if he or she swallows semen, vaginal... Read more »
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Oral Sex...please respond!

Posted by vbguy1818, 2 Replies
...Ok so I have given oral sex to a number of guys (I would say about 10) for the last two years. Ive always asked these guys if they are disease free. They Read more »

Is Oral Sex Safe--NO!!!!

Posted by fdjk3, 2 Replies
...I just read "Study: HIV Infection from Receptive Oral Sex is Rare" http://www.thebody.com/bp/oct01/prev_conf.html It implies that the risk from oral sex is zero. I know from firsthand Read more »

oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous
...i recently had unprotected oral sex performed on me. i am a male. whats the risk, assuming the person has hiv, of one getting infected via this sexual act? Read more »

oral sex question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Ok I keep reading that a lot of people are concerned about the risk of transmission of HIV through oral sex. Both getting and giving. DO any of you know of anyone that has become infected through oral sex? I am just wondering if you Read more »