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Do People Get AIDS From Giving Oral Sex

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

Table of Contents Introduction Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The chances of HIV being passed from one person to another depend on thetype of contact. HIV is most easily spread, or transmitted, through unprotectedanal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharing injection drug equipment.Unprotected sex means sex in which no condoms or other barriers are used. Oral sex...
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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 »

I'm worried about giving my new b/f HIV through Oral Sex (DISCLOSURE, 2009)

I am HIV+, been poz for 15 years now. My T-Cell count is normal and my viral load is undetectable, thanks to HAART. I live in a tiny podunk town where HIV is not talked about. I recently met a young buck and we have the hots for each other. We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You have several "information" issues you need to deal with. First and most important is disclosing your HIV-positive status to your new boy toy. Since "he is new to all of this and is not very sexually active . . . ,"... Read more »
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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 »

Giving Oral Sex to a Women...risk?

Posted by bluejayyy, 2 Replies
8 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a women that I do not know and I have no idea of her STD status. I have been tested for everything that would show by now and am ok. I am waiting for the 12 weeks on the HIV test. I have been unable to find info on... Read more »

Can two people with HIV have sex

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is it safe for 2 people who both have HIV to have sex. Can having sex make HIV worse if the other person has it too.

Im sorry if this is a stupid question. Read more »