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Getting HIV From Oral

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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 catch HIV from...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...chances of infection are very remote in a situation such as this.In regard to reported cases of HIV transmission through receiving oral sex:Realistically speaking, your risks of infection are extremely low. If you are receiving oral sex from... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco Clinics Getting High False-Positive Rate on Oral HIV Test

...longer uses the oral test, though he added, "I am not ready to discard this citywide." Joanna Rinaldi, deputy director of the AIDS Health Project in San Francisco, said her program stopped using the oral test three weeks ago after logging 28... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What You Should Know about Oral Sex

...timely manner, HIV can be extremely serious and life threatening. However, there are steps you can take to lower the risk of getting HIV from oral sex. Generally, the use of a physical barrier during oral sex can reduce the risk of transmission... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...sex as safe as possible. If you would like to discuss theseissues, see a sex educator or health care provider at your local AIDS serviceorganization or treatment center. Read more »
The Body PRO

Intermittent Oral PrEP May Be as Effective as Daily Oral PrEP for Prevention of Rectal HIV Transmission, Macaque Study Suggests

...and read his explanation of a study he presented at CROI 2009. My name is Gerardo Garcia-Lerma. I work in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I'm pleased to discuss the research that we... Read more »
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Oral - HIV/HSV-2/Hep B

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I know that the odds of getting HIV via oral sex are very low, but what about HSV-2 or Hep B ? What is the likelihood with only 1 brief oral encounter (cunnilingus) ? Read more »

hiv through one oral sex experience?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I had oral sex once 5 weeks ago and have never had any other kind of sex. I went down on the girl for about 5 seconds and she gave me a Read more »

Possibility ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My friend told me that u can get hiv from oral sex alone. is he correct ? Read more »

Study shows very low HIV risk from oral sex

Posted by Anonymous
...the study testing positive for a recent HIV infection, preliminary numbers from Shafers study put the statistical chance of getting HIV from oral sex as low as 0 percent and only as high as 2 percent. CDC study shows higher risk In February... Read more »