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Probability Of Getting HIV From Oral

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

... How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get
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Other STDs through oral sex

I have just read the letter below in which you write that the probability of a man getting HIV in the course of receiving oral sex from a woman is very low. My question is about other STDs - what is the risk of man getting other STDs (including...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...through fluids in the mouth, could theoretically be transmitted to your genital region. STDs that could be transmitted through oral sex are herpes, syphilis, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, and HPV. Oral to genital transmission is probably not as common... Read more »

Probabilities of getting HIV from cunninglus

Hi Ryan,You have mentioned in sevral of your answers that there have been few cases of HIV tranmission from a female to a male through cunninglus, and therefore the probabilities of getting infected is low. I might sound a bit wierd, but when you...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...mucous membrane (like the mouth) exposure to the fluids (blood,semen,vaginal secretions) of a person of unknown risk justifies HIV testing. However, your risk for infection is quite low.RMK 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
...mouth), there is a risk of transmission.The actual LIKELIHOOD of transmission is a different story.Performing oral sex on an HIV positive man does pose a risk, albeit small, for transmission. Most studies to date say that the risk of infection... Read more »

i swallowed do i have aids

i recently gave head to a guy and i accidentally swallowed some of the cum, what r my chances of having aids now?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Even though transmission through oral sex is possible, the odds of getting infected with HIV through performing oral sex on a man are low. The bottom line is this: if any infected fluids (like semen or pre-cum) come into Read more »
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...Sex Thinking it Through Sexual Harm Reduction Most people know that serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV, hepatitis and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) can be passed from one person to another through sex. One... Read more »
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How Risky Is It?

... What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? There Are No Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Oral Sex? What Increases Read more »
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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 depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
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hiv through one oral sex experience?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...two weeks and some chest pain. I've also had a severe headache for about 4 days. What are the chances that I have contracted hiv? Do you have any statistics on the probability of getting hiv through oral sex? Are my symptoms just of anxiety or... Read more »

HIV and LIfe

Posted by rich09, 2 Replies
...by SLOWLY, I've tried not to look at myself in the mirror, because everytime I do I see something that might look like it's HIV related. You know what I mean, like looking inside my mouth to see if anything unusual is there, or checking to see if... Read more »

Single Exposure Unprotected Oral Sex w/ TS Escort

Posted by ScaredToDeathNow, 1 Reply
...life. I was on both the receiving and giving end of the unprotected oral sex and I now so fear that I have contracted a STD or HIV that I cannot sleep, eat or think about anything else. I did enquire if he had been tested for HIV and rather or... Read more »

oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous
...i can get. whats the risk associated with being the insertive person in unprotected oral sex, assuming the other person has hiv? any input would be greatly appreciated. thanks. Read more »