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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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HIV risk from sex toys

Hi, a few months ago, i went over to a friend's house after school. We went into his mom's room and found a bunch of vibrators and sex toys. His mom was not home, so I'm sure they weren't used in the past few minutes, but could...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Using sex toys would only pose a risk for HIV if:1) the person using the sex toy was infected with HIV, AND2) there was blood, pre-cum, semen, or vaginal secretions on the sex toy, AND3) the sex toy was used within... Read more »

HIV risk from sex club, PEP ?

Hi, I visited a fantasy fetish sex club with perhaps 200 people present and a lot of latex and people being whipped and actual unprotected intercourse going on. I didn't participate at all, merely a voyeur. My concern is this was on a ship and...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
HelloThere is no way that you could have acquired HIV infection by just being at the club and touching various inanimate objects. Contrary to popular belief, HIV is a relatively hard virus to get. There needs to be a significant amount of HIV+ body... Read more »

HIV risk with sex worker 2 weeks ago

I did something stupid I haven't had sex for about a year after i broke up with my gf and wanted to see where I was at endurance wise. I called up an escort and had protected vaginal sex doggie style. I didn't last more than a minute and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThough the condom was slipping it never came off and what it is protecting is the opening of your penis. You were still protected unless you had any open cuts or sores towards the base of your penis that may not have been protected. When you went... Read more »

HIV Risk From Oral Sex and Can RX's Increase Risk? (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX 2009)

What is the true risk from oral sex? After looking at many other forums....some sources say there is low risk, some say no risk, some say that while HIV could transmit in theory, there has never been a recorded case of infection from only receiving...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What is the true risk from oral sex? This is a somewhat difficult question to respond to, as there can be confounding variables. See below for some recent information from the archives. (By the way, we have an entire chapter in the archives... Read more »
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Study shows very low HIV risk from oral sex

Posted by Anonymous
Study shows very low HIV risk from oral sex
New research estimates possibility of infection somewhere between 0-2 percent

by Eric Erickson

ATLANTA - In contrast to a report by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, a new study
shows... Read more »

Women's HIV Risk From Heterosexual Sex Rises

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Well, it looks like it's now true at least in a few states in the US
This is the future ladies!

Report: Women's HIV Risk From Heterosexual Sex Rises in Massachusetts

Heterosexual sex has passed intravenous drug use as the primary way women in... Read more »

just HOW low is the risk of HIV from oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read on the other forums from the doctors and experts replies have said countless number of times that the risk of HIV from unprotected oral sex is extremely, extremely low. And am wondering just how exactly low the risk is? I have asked... Read more »

I Had Sex - What Is My HIV Risk?

Posted by MattD, 1 Reply
Hey all,

About two weeks back I had protected anal sex with a partner that I was not 100% sure of their HIV status. I bottomed. He did not ejaculate while inside of me (He took the condom off and finished). I'm a little shaken, and wanted to see if... Read more »