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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Saliva

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...common mode of transmission than other sexual behaviors (anal and vaginal sex). There have been a few cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex...
Ask the Experts

HIV Risk From Oral Sex and Can RX's Increase Risk? (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX 2009)

What is the true risk from oral sex? After looking at many other forums....some sources say there is low risk, some say no risk, some say that while HIV could transmit in theory, there has never been a recorded case of infection from only receiving...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FrascinoHi,The HIV risk associated with oral sex is definitely a QTND (question that never dies). What we can say is that overall risk of HIV acquisition/transmission via oral sex is very low. An insertive partner has less risk than a receptive... Read more »

SF Aids Foundation Says Oral Sex NO RISK

I have been reviewing your section on "oral sex", and you are constantly reassuring persons in my position - scared straight due to receiving unprotected oral sex. Even though of your reassurance, you still sometimes recommend an HIV test (unknown...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Super-Scared,Actually we are both correct! If indeed someone is "only exposed to saliva" during a blowjob, then the HIV-transmission risk is essentially nonexistent. However, there can be extenuating circumstances, such as blood in the mouth,... Read more »

Saliva Transmission

About 6 Months ago. I accidently Smoked a Cigarette that belonged to a AIDS infected Person that he had just lit. I have been worried sick about this. Can I be at risk of Contracting Aids from my lips touching his saliva on the cigarette. PLEASE LET...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...No, you cannot get HIV from this contact. Read more »

risk of infection by women rubbing saliva on penis

dear drA prostitute rubbed her saliva on my penis for lubrication but did not take my penis in her mouth. Further more we had sex with a condom.Can a disease be transmitted by just the saliva as i did not insert my penis in her mouth
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 contact with saliva. Please see Saliva as a barrier for more information.RMK Read more »
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Innovative Rapid HIV Test Appears to Detect Acute HIV; OraQuick Rapid Saliva Tests Found to Be Not Very Accurate for High Risk Testers

...response. A lot of early work, including work with this testing program in San Francisco, has indicated that particularly in high-risk testing populations, such as STD [sexually transmitted disease] clinics, and non-traditional testing venues,... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...reality: The majority of HIV-positive people worldwide are straight (heterosexual). Men infect women, and women infect men. Risk is not about labels, it is about behavior. Any person who has unprotected sex with someone whose HIV status is not... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...Oral Sex (In general) Oral Sex (On a Woman) Oral Sex (Receptive vs. Insertive) Protected Sex With Pos Boyfriend Rimming Risk of HIV Transmission Sex Toys Sexual Intercourse (Protected) Transgender (F to M) Transgender (M to F) Vaginal... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
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Saliva, Hiv, Risks?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is saliva risky if it is able to get into your bloodtream? If say your are receiving oral sex and saliva gets on your mucous membranes and into Read more »

insertve oral sex a year and a half ago:Risk?

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
...I was insertive and it was unprotected. A year later I have had no symptoms of STDs. On medhelpforums they say I am not at risk for HIV and that herpes 1 is slim and not to worry about it. So am I not at risk? Read more »

Any low risks tested positive???

Posted by jambo, 2 Replies
...Do any of you know of instances where an apparently low risk activity actually resulted in a positive test result? Activities like deep kissing (i know there is 1 reported case), rubbing Read more »

what's the risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...mouth (it was all over my clothes and everywhere else) but i am still freaked out over the possibility of having contracted HIV. i'm waiting until 6 weeks to get a test, but i was just wondering if anyone had a similar experience and can give me... Read more »