Hepatitis Transmission Receiving Oral Sex

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Hepatitis B and oral sex

I am confused by how hepatitis B is spread. I had unprotected oral sex and came into contact with semen. My gums do not bleed, and I had no mouth or lip sores. I tested negative for HIV five months after the exposure. This was a one time incident, I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...1. I do not consider you at risk for hepatitis B from this exposure. This is due to exposure to contaminated blood.2. Your levels of protective antibody are low. Yes I would Read more »

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What You Should Know about Oral Sex

... Oral Sex Is Not Risk Free Like all sexual activity, oral sex carries some risk of HIV transmission when one partner is known to be infected Read more »
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Hepatitis C Transmission

...condoms during sex. Different types of sex carry different risks -- forexample body rubbing and mutual masturbation iszero risk, oral sex is low risk, and anal or vaginal sexwithout a condom is high risk. Higher viral load in theHIV-positive... 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 »
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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...that different sexual acts carry different risk factors. For example, mutual masturbation and body rubbing are zero risk, and oral sex is very low risk. On the other hand, anal or vaginal sex without a condom is high risk. A high viral load in... Read more »
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