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Do People Catch HIV 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
...help Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, The estimated statistical per-episode risk of 0.5 per 10,000 exposures for unprotected oral intercourse refers to fellatio (oral sex performed on a man), not cunnilingus. The cunnilingus figure would be much... Read more »

Oral Sex question...Pls Pls answer!! (CUNNILINGUS)

Hello Dr. Bob,About 3 months ago I asked you a question and you responded, which was awesome! I feel like I am talking to a celebrity. I really admire you and all that you do. I know I said I was going to send a donation and I will I promise as soon...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...answer very soon. 4. Extremely unlikely. 5. Good luck karma signed, sealed and sent. Be well. Stay well! Dr. Bob Tonsils and Oral Sex (CUNNILINGUS) Sep 30, 2006 Dr. Frascino, You are definitely a person admirable character. I have just donated... Read more »

oral sex dilema and regret (CUNNILINGUS)

Hey there - love the forum - have donated USD50 and will donate again (although exchange rate has dropped so may be USD49.50!)My story - nothing new (didn't have sex with that monkey that started it or anything). Gave unprotected oral sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...help Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, The estimated statistical per-episode risk of 0.5 per 10,000 exposures for unprotected oral intercourse refers to fellatio (oral sex performed on a man), not cunnilingus. The cunnilingus figure would be much... 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 Unlikely to Transmit HIV, Researchers Say

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... Tuesday August 14 5:37 PM ET Oral Sex Unlikely to Transmit HIV, Researchers Say By Emma Hitt, PhD ATLANTA (Reuters Health) - Unprotected oral sex is highly unlikely Read more »