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Do People Catch HIV From Receiving Oral Sex

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Are there any reported cases of getting HIV from receiving oral sex?

Hi Rick,I had two questions regarding transmission of HIV. I know it's unlikely to catch HIV from receiving oral sex, but I've heard that if biting/teeth were involved, there would be risk--is that the case? Have you known anyone to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. First of all, regarding the semen on the floor, your risks are extremely remote. Realistically speaking, the chances of HIV getting into your bloodstream within minutes of leaving the other persons body under... Read more »
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receiving oral sex from partner with bleeding gums

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello...great job on the boards everyone. I am fretting over here, and wonder if you can help. I am female, and I received oral sex from a man with a sketchy sexual history. He has very poor teeth, and I assume bleeding gums, although I can't be... Read more »

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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Those who receive oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It's virtually impossible to get HIV from someone giving you head. Have never heard of a case of someone getting HIV through saliva, even through a bite. Please get on with your lives. There are those of us who have actually been exposed to semen... Read more »

Received Oral Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Male and received of Oral Sex from a stripper in a strip club for about 2/3 minutes and ejaculated outside and she asked me whether i am clean and i also asked her the same and she said she is clean. I know my chances are low in contracting... Read more »