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Performing Oral Sex And HIV Transmission Risk

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The Well Project

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

...gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk 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 not the onlysexual activity for most people, it is also difficult to single out oral sex asthe...
Ask the Experts

oral sex and hiv?

I received oral sex twice without using a condom, but i used a condom when having vaginal sex and when performing oral sex, should i be worried about hiv transmission, how high is my risk?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

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

Grady Health System
...What you have described is a very low risk encounter. The recent evidence of oral transmission showed that those performing oral intercourse were at risk for sero-conversion, not the receiving participant. Does this mean there is no risk... Read more »

oral sex

my boyfriend wants to perform oral sex, but I am hiv +.can he become infected if he does this? he knows of mycondition.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is possible to be infected with HIV by performing oral sex on an HIV-infected person. The risk for oral transmission seems considerably lower than the risks for anal or vaginal transmission. Read more »

How great was my risk ?

I recently had sex with someone who is HIV positive. It included kissing, oral sex without a condom and mutual masturbation. At the time, I had a sore throat and soon after discovered I was catching a cold. How great was my risk to exposure...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Many questions similar to yours have been answered in this forum on the risk of transmission through oral sex. Most studies to date show that the risk of transmission through performing oral sex on an HIV Read more »

UGH!!!! The joys of oral sex

Hi there doctor - I recently performed oral sex on a male prostitute - there wasn't any pre-cum and he didn't achieve a full erection - what are the possibilties that I contracted HIV? Also, at the time, I was getting over a mild sore-throat. For...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Most studies to date show that the risk of transmission through performing oral sex on an HIV infected male is much lower than the risk of transmission through unprotected Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...helps condoms feel better.) Do not use oil-based lubes like Vaseline, Crisco, or baby oil with condoms because they increase the risk of the condom breaking. If you're not going to use condoms, try to reduce the friction by using a lot of lube... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams,... Read more »
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Question about risk

Posted by rj879, 2 Replies
...I performed oral on an unknown status male and by accident, I let him ejaculate in my mouth. I immediately spitted it out and rinse my mouth Read more »

receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Im very worried as I am a hyphochondriac, I am a male and I recently had a female perform unprotected oral sex to completion with ejaculation in her mouth and I was wondering what are the chances of getting Hiv trhis way? I did not notice Read more »

risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I just had unprotected oral sex performed by a sex worker who turned out to be a man...a transexual..from Thailand. I need you guys opinions about the risk Read more »

REPORT: Risk of Oral Sex

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 1 Reply
...released Tuesday. In a study of mainly male participants who had performed oral sex on a male partner, researchers found that the risk of HIV transmission through this sex act was virtually nil. Dr. Kimberly Page-Shafer, of the University of... Read more »