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Performing Oral Sex Should I Get Test For HIV

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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...your life at risk? This sounds like a serious issue, and it's probably not the only one in your relationship. Have you considered individual or couple's counseling? Thought: "I can't suggest to my girl/guy that we get an HIV test. We've been together so long that s/he would take it as an insult." New idea: How about presenting it as an act of love? "You know, I really love you. We've been together for awhile, but we never got tested for...
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PCR/DNA testing for HIV & Oral Sex Question

Dear Dr. Frascino - What is your opinion of the PCR/DNA testing for HIV? I read where a person can get this type of HIV test done two weeks after they believe they were infected. The reason I'm asking is I could use some peace of mind. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). In return I'll send my good-luck karma that your definitive HIV test is negative, as I very strongly believe it will indeed be.Good luck.Dr. Bob Read more »

gonorhea thru oral sex?

is possible to acqiure gonorhea thru oral sex? i got gonorhea 10 days after unprotected oral sex but i used condom during intercourse. what is the best time to test for hiv? what test should i ask the laboratory to perform? i am a resident of the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...Absolutely you can get gonorrhea through oral sex. The best time to get an HIV test is 2-3 months after possible exposure; ask for an HIV antibody test (ELISA). Read more »

oral

Hi,At the end of june a boy of 21 performed oral sex on me. This lasted only a few minutes. I have tested for HIV at the begin of oktober and december. This is 3 and 5 months after exposure. They both were negative. Is this safe? And would i rely on...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...HIV is not known to be transmitted through receiving oral sex. See Saliva as a barrier. The risk at this point is pretty irrelevant, because testing at three or more months after exposure Read more »

I'm infected with HIV & I was performing only unprotected oral sex

Hello everybody,it won't be a question just a warning - please don't trust anyone saying that oral sex is a very low risk behaviour. I know I'm infected by HIV (my 4 weekes result was negative, but I got chlamydia pneumoniae, thrush in my mouth,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Here we go again. You "know" you're HIV-infected, but you have a negative HIV test.Let's review this one more time for the slow learners in the group, OK? There are a number of STD's that can be contracted quite Read more »
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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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
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 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 »
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Oral sex and gingivitis?

Posted by grcboy28, 2 Replies
...may be a little reserved but that seemed like a lot to me. She's about 30. Anyway, last night for the first time I performed oral sex on her. I only used my tongue and kept my mouth away. Anyway I read that oral sex is low risk yet still a... Read more »

oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...hello everybody.I must first say im a Gay male and that recently I was at a party in which I performed oral sex with several men,3 had been invited but,as it turns out many more showed up that night and I didnt know most of them.I didnt Read more »

Oral Sex Paranoia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...making me utterly paranoid, and I have a feeling I'm being ridiculous about it. I am female, and a new male partner performed oral sex on me. We had talked about this at length beforehand and he assured me he had been tested and was HIV-negative,... Read more »

Truth about oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What is the deal with oral sex and HIV transmission? I see people on here who state that oral sex is only a theoretical risk for HIV yet others on here such Read more »