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Do People Get 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
Ask the Experts

oral sex

I was wondering, is it possible to get aids through oral sex? If so, how possible?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Yes, it is possible to become infected with HIV when engaging in oral sex. There is only evidence that people get infected with HIV when performing oral sex on an HIV infected person (the receptive partner), Read more »

Poz male performing oral sex on a Neg woman (Cunnilingus)

I am a positive man about to have sex with a woman for the first time since my diagnosis last year. I'm nervous as hell. Yes, she knows my status. We agree to all the safer sex practices, (no way is the head of my penis entering anything without...
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

Can a man get HIV by performing oral sex on a woman who is infected?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is possible to get infected with HIV when performing oral sex on a woman, but based on our understanding of HIV transmission at this point in the epidemic, the odds seem very low. There are Read more »

felatio?

Hi! I've read many of your questions/answers and have seen many questions about the chances of becoming HIV infected from oral sex. You said that chances are slim for the male, but what about the woman? The man that I performed felatio on is...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...A person is more likely to be at risk for infection with HIV when performing oral sex on a man with ejaculation in the mouth as opposed to a person performing oral sex on a woman. There are only a few documented Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
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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HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...even have herpes 1 breakouts on my lips because of accutane (thus my lips get very red and sometimes bleed). So I performed oral sex about 3-4 weeks ago on a complete stranger and now Im worried my lips might have been dry and sore that night... Read more »

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 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 »