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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 perform oral 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? Or is the only concern being him coming into contact with... Read more »

how safe is safe sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies




I've read on reliable websites (webmd.com) that using a latex condom is 98-100 effective in preventing HIV infection. Has anyone ever been infected with HIV after having protected sex where there was no break or slips in the condom? Is it safe to... Read more »

Is Oral Sex Safe--NO!!!!

Posted by fdjk3, 2 Replies
I just read "Study: HIV Infection from Receptive Oral Sex is Rare" http://www.thebody.com/bp/oct01/prev_conf.html
It implies that the risk from oral sex is zero. I know from firsthand experience that this is not true. I got HIV through oral sex. For... Read more »

Oral Sex Performed on a woman of unknown status

Posted by KRBClapton, 2 Replies
Should I test after performing oral sex on a woman of unknown status if this is the only thing I have done since my negative test 142 days from my last possible exposure? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Read more »

how safe is oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
3 months ago i had oral sex with a girl, we used protection in the vaginal sex but not in the oral ... how possible could i be infected?
please email me...i need to....


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Oral sex performed on an HIV+ female

After having protected sex with a female, I found out she was HIV positive. My concerns: she was on her period and I performed oral sex on her. What are my risks? I'm scared out of my mind; I felt flu-ish the week following this week long...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Oral sex remains a low risk activity. You could go in for a test at the 90 day mark, if you like. Otherwise, you can wait until your regularly scheduled 6 month/annual test. In health,Richard... Read more »

Can I get HIV from performing oral sex on a woman?

I am a woman who had my first experience with another woman and I perfromed only oral sex on her. Can I get HIV from this experience....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Cunnilingus carries an extremely low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition. See link below.Dr. Bob<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q213246.html">Cunnilingus and a bleeding lip.. (CUNNILINGUS, 2011)Jan 27,... Read more »

Performed Oral Sex - Swollen Lymph Glands after 1 week

Hello, I will try to keep this as organized as possible and free of my freaking out.9 days ago - (extremely intoxicated, and extremely stupid of me..) I gave unprotected oral sex to a male whose HIV and STD status I am not aware of. However, he...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Nothing you've described sounds HIV related. Oral sex is a low-risk activity. Certain STD's can be transmitted via oral sex. Your symptoms do not sound STD related, but if they continue then I would suggest a visit to your doctor... Read more »

i have performed oral sex twice

Can i get hiv if i have performed oral sex twice in my life...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For the... Read more »
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Safe Sex on TV: Some Teen Shows Neglect Protection -- POZ, January/February Issue

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