Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Risks Of Contracting HIV From Receiving Oral Sex

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
The Well Project

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...
Ask the Experts

Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Welcome back to the forum. Sorry to hear about your XMRV diagnosis, but perhaps it helps explain some of your symptoms. We still have much to learn about XMRV.Regarding your current concerns:1. White blood cells recruited to the site of herpes... 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 »

Risk Of Contracting HIV

Hi ShannonI am a male and received an unprotected oral sex from female. (I did not perform oral on her). Then had a protected vaginal sex and checked the condom that it did not break or slipped. How much risk is there that I contracted a hiv from...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For the... Read more »

Contracting HIV through oral sex, no semen?

I gave a boy oral sex a while ago (no semen involved, he did not cum). 6 days after the event I developed an upset stomach, fever and chills, aches and sore throat. All but the sore throat disappeared in 2 days. Now I have a sore throat that's...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Yes, six days is too soon. Also, oral sex is very low-risk. Transmission is unlikely. Our stance on oral sex is below:The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Received Oral Sex With Sore on Penis

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know that this sounds completely typical as I am probably just worried-well, but what is the likelihood of contracting HIV from receiving unprotected oral sex with a sore on my penis due to excessive masturbation? I called the CDC hotline and was... 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 »