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How Likely Is It To Get HIV From Oral Sex

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HIV and Safer Sex

Table of Contents What Safer Sex Is What Safer Sex Is Not Practicing Safer Sex No-Risk Safer Sex Activities Other Safer Sex Tips Thinking it Through What Safer Sex Is Serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV,syphilis, and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) can be passed from one person toanother through sex. Safer sex is sex that reduces the chances of spreading orgetting STDs. It involves certain actions...
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Conclusive answer wanted: is HIV - female more likely to be infected during menstruation by receptive penile sex?

Dear Doctor,While you website is incredibly comprehensive and coherent in most topics, it is with frustration and much dissapointment that I have been able to find so little information devoted to the potential increased risk for a woman to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi R.,Sorry, there is no "new information." As I hope you can appreciate, collecting information on this topic would be incredibly challenging. You certainly cannot do a controlled clinical trial to gain more detailed information on this... Read more »

PTB and HIV: How likely?

Dear Doctor,This is my question. In April 1999 I was diagnosed to have pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). I have undergone the 6-month quadruple drug therapy and repeat chest x-rays after one year and then this January (2001) showed that my lungs are OK....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your potential exposure 6 months ago was unprotected oral sex with multiple partners whose HIV status is unknown. Your sypmtoms apparently began recently (6 months after the potential exposures) and include fatigue, rapid heart rate with... Read more »

Is refusing a blow job a likely sign of HIV+?

Doctor Doctor,I recently had an intimate encounter with a man who I had just met. In bed, he stopped me short of performing oral sex on him, even though he performed it on me. I didn't question it at the time, and we went on to have protected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello d., Well, either your hottie didn't like getting head (which seems a bit unlikely) or he was trying to tell you something. Could it be HIV or an STD or that he had asparagus for dinner? I would have no way of knowing. We ourselves are all... Read more »

erythematous candidiasis...likely HIV?

Hi Dr. Frascino,I've been extremely worried lately about my HIV status and have found relief in your humorous and straight (??) responses. Thank you! On to my issue:I'm a 30 yr old male. I was diagnosed with erythematous candidiasis last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.Yes, both antibiotics and corticosteroids can predispose someone to oral candidiasis and this is most likely what happened to you.2.The majority of cases of "erythematous candidiasis" have nothing to do with HIV.3.Does it sound... Read more »
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Unprotected hetero sex. Likely STD, HIV? HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a male and about two months ago I did a stupid thing and cheated on my girlfriend with a new friend. I had began to have unprotected sex and I freaked out and said that I had to stop because I realized how stupid what I was doing was. I did... 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 »

Cold-like symptoms and muscle twitching

Posted by Paranoid5150
Hi guys, about 2 months ago, I had an exposure with a casual sex worker. We had protected oral sex and protected sex. Protected sex lasted for only about 4 minutes as I wasn't really in the mood. After which she proceeded to do the handjob... Read more »

HIV positive oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi there,
Basically I feel a little down right now cause a close friend of mine (ex gf) is being tested for HIV and I feel bad for her because she is so worried. She had unprotected sex with 2 long term partners no condoms.
She is feeling sick right... Read more »