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How Likely Is It To Get AIDS From Oral Sex

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Safer Sex Guidelines

Stick to your limits. Don't let alcohol or drugs or an attractive partner make you forget to protect yourself. The Bottom Line HIV infection can occur during sexual activity. Sex is safe only if there is no HIV, no blood or sexual fluids, or no way for HIV to get into the body. You can reduce the risk of infection if you avoid unsafe activities or if you use barriers like condoms. Decide on your limits and stick to them.
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Are these likely Symptoms of AIDS?

About 2 years ago I gave unprotected oral sex to a girl I didn't know verywell. At the time I believed that oral sex was much safer than any other form of sex. We also engaged inintercourse, but we used a condom. I realize that I put myself at...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your post. In response to your concerns:First of all, things like tonsillitis, post-nasal drip, pink-eye, asthma, andinner-ear infections are not things directly related to AIDS. These can bedue to multiple causes that... Read more »

is it true gay "tops" are less likely

I had unprotected sex while under the influence with someone I did not know was HIV positive. I am going to get tested still, but is there a better chance I did not contract it since I "topped". I fear that the dumb mistake I made while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The "bottom" (receptive) partner is always at greater statistical risk of acquiring HIV than the "top" (insertive) partner. This holds true for all types of penetrative sex -- oral, anal or vaginal; and also for all sexual... Read more »

am i likely to get infected????

Dear Ryani need your opinion regarding to my story. i had sex with one partner and of course i wore a condom but that's not what i'm worried. What i'm worried to death is after sex when i was pulling out the condom with using tissue...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is known to be sexually transmitted in the following ways:1) Vaginal, to receptive and insertive2) Anal, to receptive and insertive3) Oral (to the person performing oral sex, usually through fellatio)There is no evidence that HIV is transmitted... Read more »

aids and oral sex

i have recieved oral sex 5 times in the past 6 months without a condom i recently have been treated for ? chlamydia what is my risk for hiv have no real symptoms thanks mike...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.In regard to your risk of infection with HIV by receiving oral sex, pleasekeep the following in mind:If you are RECEIVING oral sex from someone else, you are only being exposedto saliva, and nobody has ever been infected... Read more »
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How likely is that i am infected??

Posted by job12
Hi I sucked the nipple and breast of a lactating sex worker although i cant say Iam 100% sure she was lactating, she told me that she had a 5 month baby so i assumed she is lactating. And I am worried to get inffected with AIDS. Is it possible that... Read more »

FLu-like symptoms after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous
I had an encounter with a transexual male exactly 3 weeks ago. We performed oral on each other (no condoms) and later he was receptive anal (with condoms). at 2 weeks more or less, I freaked out about the posibility of getting an std/hiv (i had... 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 »

Call me morbid all you like......

Posted by Benders, 6 Replies
OK this is a touch morbid, but i was thinking today, is it better to die ( eventually )of 'the HIV' or die before, because think about it boys and girls even with medical advancements how long do we actually have (sorry i think i'm in my realist... Read more »