Is Performing Oral Sex Safe

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The Well Project

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

... Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no
Ask the Experts


Dr. BOB, Let me start by saying you are awesome!I've been looking thru the achives for answers to my questions, but haven't really found direct answers to all them. I was currently diagnosed as positive and my partner is negative. I am a bttm and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...always wear a condom . . . . I know the answer is yes . . . ." I absolutely agree!!!2.The HIV-acquisition risk for insertive oral sex with (getting sucked by) an HIV-positive partner is negligible, barring extenuating circumstances. Many magnetic... Read more »

Can I get pregnant from oral sex

Dear Mr. Kull,I am still confused after reading some of your answer(s)to a question(s) asked. Can you become pregnant from oral sex? I am concerned because I preformed a "blow job" without a condom to my boyfriend about a week and a half ago. I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...You cannot get pregnant by performingoral sex on someone. Questions about pregnancy that do not relate to safe sex, prevention and transmission are not dealt with in this Read more »

Oral sex and mouth

I am wondering the risk of oral sex. The safe sex forum is not working right now and I have read over some of your answers, you are great. I performed oral sex for about 15 min. The man did cum in my mouth, but I did not swallow. I went right to...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...know that causal contact such as kissing and sharing utensils is not considered an at risk activity. It had been thought that oral intercourse involved some degree of risk, but until recently there had been very few documented cases of oral... Read more »

oral sex risk reduction

I am very healthy, but am HIV+; I've been on HAART over 7 years,the whole time my viral load has been undetectable, my t cell count over 600. When aroused, I produce no pre-cum. No fluids appear until I ejaculate, even if I play for an extended...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...that is there. I think most experts would say that the risk is higher for the uninfected partner when he or she is performingoral sex on an HIV+ partner.Please visit the Safe Sex, HIV Prevention and Transmission Forum on this website. You will... 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 »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...intercourse: This puts both partners at risk, but HIV is transmitted from men to women much more easily than from women to men. Oral sex: This can be risky for the person performing it, particularly if he or she swallows semen, vaginal... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...Devices Types of Condoms Using Condoms Prevent Condom Breakage Using Condoms During Oral Sex Condom Availability Using Dental Dams & Plastic Wrap for Oral Sex Using... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...lubricants like Vaseline, oils, or creams can damage condoms and other latex barriers. Be sure to use water-based lubricants. Oral sex has some risk of transmitting HIV, especially if sexual fluids get in the mouth and if there are bleeding... Read more »
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How safe is performing oral sex now??? HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi all, If I'm HIV+, how safe is it to performoral sex on an HIV- guy? Sometime I give him pretty intense oral and his penis has been cut (a little bleeding) ... does that make a difference? Read more »

Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep in Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Personally I don't know how anyone could think that "performing" oral sex on someone is safe...your mouth, throat and stomach (although the stomach has acid) are full of areas that are categorized as Read more »

Is Oral Sex Safe--NO!!!!

Posted by fdjk3, 2 Replies
...I just read "Study: HIV Infection from Receptive Oral Sex is Rare" It implies that the risk from oral sex is zero. I know from firsthand Read more »