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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Receiving Oral Sex

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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 receiving oral sex (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2011)

Dr. Frascino, Hello. 8 days ago I received oral sex from someone who, I later found out, has HIV. I don't/didn't have any lesions, cuts on my penis. I did ejaculate, also urinated multiple times, as well as thoroughly washed my penis in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Peter,Why are you freaking out now only after finding out your buddy was positively charged??? If you never found out his HIV status, would you be at any less risk right now? No, of course not! We must consider that all our sexual partners... Read more »

Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Confused,Yes, there are many mixed messages out there regarding the HIV test window. Guidelines in parts of Australia advise that a six weeks test is conclusive. Other older guidelines claim six months are necessary for a definitive result. In... Read more »

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
Hello,What is the true risk from oral sex? This is a somewhat difficult question to respond to, as there can be confounding variables. See below for some recent information from the archives. (By the way, we have an entire chapter in the archives... Read more »

Oral Sex Risk (MAGNETIC COUPLE ORAL SEX TRANSMISSION RISK, 2011)

Hi Dr. Bob,So I've been seeing this guy for a little while now. He's great and I couldn't be happier. He's HIV positive and I'm HIV negative. I've been reading the archives about magnetic couples and it's helped a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Brian,I agree oral sex carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition, particularly if the positively charged component of the magnetic couple is on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives the viral load to... Read more »
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receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im very worried as I am a hyphochondriac, I am a male and I recently had a female perform unprotected oral sex to completion with ejaculation in her mouth and I was wondering what are the chances of getting Hiv trhis way? I did not notice any cold... Read more »

receiving oral sex and different views of risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello all., This is my first time posting here so please be nice. I have spent countless hours on the net and hotlines trying to find accurate information on receiving oral sex. I have been going crazy for the last 3 months. I had a bad sore... Read more »

receiving oral sex risk?

Posted by merrywell
Hi I received unprotected oral sex without a barrier from 2 different guys whose HIV status I'm not sure of(i'm a female). I regret what I did and feel so guilty. Stupid me. Am I at risk for HIV? I tested negative for gonorrhea, chlamydia and... Read more »

Does risk receiving oral sex?

Posted by extresado, 1 Reply
Does risk receiving oral sex? Do we need to be tested? Read more »