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Performing Oral Sex Risks

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

Table of Contents Introduction Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The chances of HIV being passed from one person to another depend on thetype of contact. HIV is most easily spread, or transmitted, through unprotectedanal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharing injection drug equipment.Unprotected sex means sex in which no condoms or other barriers are used. Oral sex...
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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 »

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 »

Performing oral sex and menstruation

Hi, thanks for your column... I gave oral sex to a woman and then we had protected vaginal sex. It turned out that she had her period just after we finished. The condom was unbroken and there was no blood there, and I did not taste anything like...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If you did not get blood in your mouth, then the timing of her period is not so relevant. In order for your risk to be increased, menstrual blood would have to come into contact with your mouth.It is also important to take into account your... 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 »
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oral sex risk

Posted by jakemorales
I performed an unprotected oral sex on a guy, I'm a homosexual. I swallowed his semen after he ejaculated. But my problem is I have phlegm on my throat when I did it. Is there a risk for HIV? Read more »

Risk from kissing a guy after he performed oral on another guy in a threesome

Posted by onemotto
Hi, I kissed a for several seconds after he performed oral on another guy in a threesome. That was my only exposure as I only watched the two of them otherwise. If semen from the guy who received oral was in the mouth of the guy I kissed, would that... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

Posted by alanwann, 2 Replies
Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

Performed oral on lady have red vein in throat please someone help .

Posted by Sim, 2 Replies
Hi my name is Simon I performed light oral on a lady the other day I had recently met, and am now worried of hiv transmittion. I have read that is a low risk activity but after it I thought my mouth was pretty healthy no bleeding gums etc though... Read more »