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Performing Oral Sex Worried I Have HIV

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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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HIV from performing oral sex on a female?

I guess it (HIV) is different for everybody but how sick and for what periods of time are you sick after you test positive?I rapid tested at about 60 days after exposure and was negative. The woman who did the test said that the negative was a very...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are correct in that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and the likelihood of you contracting HIV is so very small! The guidelines for testing is to have your initial test at 3 weeks and then again at 3 months, if both test... Read more »

Should I ask for PEP for performing oral sex when I had a canker sore and acid reflux?

I recently performed oral sex another man of unknown HIV status less than 12 hours ago. He ejaculated in my mouth, and I swallowed it.I am worried because I had a canker sore at time that was almost healed. There was no pain or bleeding, and I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I would not consider this a major exposure and would not generally offer PEP except if the patient was very anxious and eager to take the medication. This is a bit of a gray area but the risk is really low. If any risk is too high for you, PEP may... Read more »

Poz male performing oral sex on a Neg woman (Cunnilingus)

I am a positive man about to have sex with a woman for the first time since my diagnosis last year. I'm nervous as hell. Yes, she knows my status. We agree to all the safer sex practices, (no way is the head of my penis entering anything...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The HIV-transmission risk for cunnilingus (poz guy, neg gal) is so remote that it's essentially nonexistent, barring extenuating circumstances. I'll repost some questions from the archives related to cunnilingus. Some of the... Read more »

I'm worried! I just performed cunniligus on a random prostitute in malaysia

Due to my stress. I had the urge the visit a brothel and had safe sex with my condom on a prostitute. Other than that, I performed cunnilingus on the lady(though it was not wet and secretive plus it was very brief) I feel so guilty and worried right...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:Your risk for HIV in this situation was very low. Oral sex is a low-risk activity and using a condom during penetrative sex is the best way to protect yourself against HIV. Some STD's are skin-to-skin and can be transmitted orally. A... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

worried about oral sex exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,
Someone Please Help. I'm a male who performed oral sex on this guy and was exposed to pre-cum only. Shortly after (a few days) I began to have every symptom of ARS over the next few weeks. I am worried to death that I may be infected. Can... Read more »

Worried about oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The other night I really messed up. I am a bi-sexual male. I received unprotected oral sex from someone whose HIV status I did not know. I found out later on that he had been with dozens and dozens of other partners. A few people have told me... Read more »