Is There No Risk Of Getting Hiv Through Fellatio

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...(including caps and cookers) is effective against killing the Hepatitis B virus, but only if the bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that using bleach for 2 minutes also kills the Hepatitis C virus. It's possible that blood containing...
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the great fellatio debate

dr bobwhat do you think about the risks of performing oral sex on a man with respect to hiv infection? i personally feel its higher risk than is being made out to be. i also think its got nothing to do with cuts in the mouth, but rather seminal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...always been a hot topic.Early studies found no independent risk for giving or getting blow jobs; however, the high correlation of risk with multiple sex partners raised the possibility that a risk existed, but could not be detected. Subsequently,... Read more »

Oral sex w/o ejaculation, risk?

Several months ago we found out that my husband has AIDS. We use a condom every time we have intercourse but I have continued to perform fellatio to get him aroused prior to putting the condom on him. How risky is this? Thank You
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...semen or pre-cum) come into contact with your mucous membranes (like the lining of your vagina, rectum, or mouth), there is a risk of transmission.The actual LIKELIHOOD of transmission is a different story.Performing oral sex on an HIV positive... Read more »

Insertive Fellatio VS Kissing

Dear Ryan,I from Singapore. I only have two questions to ask:1)Is it conclusive enought to have blood test exactly 5 months after the exposure?2)Is Insertive fellatio and Kissing facing the same risk? Because, Mouth and Penis considered as Mucus...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...1) HIV antibody testing at five months following exposure is about as accurate as you can get.2) You're right: during insertive fellatioRead more »

re: the great fellatio debate

Doc BobI truly appreciate your responding to my first inquiry about fellatio risks. As a quick follow up (and a pushing of my luck that you will answer this) I ask if you feel risk is heightened when those performing fellatio fail to swallow or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...is that there is little difference in risk for someone who spits or swallows. There is a potential increased risk for keeping HIV-infected ejaculate in contact with mucous membranes for protracted periods of time. And remember, this is the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What You Should Know about Oral Sex

... Oral Sex Is Not Risk Free Like all sexual activity, oral sex carries some risk ofHIV transmission when one partner is known to be infected with HIV, when either partner's HIV status is not known, and/or when Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of HIV Infection Attributable to Oral Sex Among Men Who Have Sex With Men and in the Population of Men Who Have Sex With Men

...report fellatio are actually exposed to semen (35 percent), the PAR% will be considerably lower. "These data confirm that the risk ofHIV infection attributable to fellatio among MSM and in the MSM population is especially low," the authors... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...of Contents Older Women: An Overlooked Group Calling Attention to Transmission and Prevention Getting Tested for HIVHIV began mostly as a disease of young men, but today the epidemic impactspeople of all ages, including older... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »