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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is not the onlysexual activity for most people, it is also difficult to single out oral sex asthe...
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BJ and swallowed

Hello Dr Bob!I'm 22 YO and I'm writing from Venezuela... I've been reading this forum for more than one year.My question is... Through this year... I performed oral sex to 3 friends... they cummed in my mouth and I swallowed on the three separated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...taking effective combination antiretroviral therapy, which has driven the HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels, the risk of HIV transmissions is significantly decreased, but not completely eliminated. See below. Only you can decide what... Read more »

Swallowed cum. am I at risk??

I had a night with 2 guys. started with condoms but ended doing full penetration with both of them both them in me and me in them(no comdom, but no come) and I swallowed their come, Am I at risk????? I'm scared as I overheard him say to his partner...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I think you already know the answer to your own question, now don't you?Unprotected sex places you at risk for STDs, including HIV. I strongly advise you not place yourself at any additional risk. You'll also need STD screening plus Read more »

Swallowing-Increased Risk of Transmission?

Hello Dr Bob,Thank you so much for this wonderful site. I have gained some valuable knowledge from the variety of questions. One thing I noticed is that we need to change the sex education programs in our public schools. After reading some of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...receptive partner for oral sex is the one who has to decide whether to spit or swallow. Regarding the estimated statistical risk for unprotected receptive oral sex, the 1 in 10,000 statistic refers to all cummers. We don't have statistical... Read more »

Risk from swallowing a pill dropped on dirty floor?

Dr. Frascino: What is the risk of any type of viral infection (HIV/Hepatitis) or other bacterial infection from swallowing a pill after it was dropped on a public bathroom floor that may have deposits of blood, urine, water, etc.? Thank you in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The risk would be so remote as to be essentially nonexistent.Dr. Bob Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...transmitted diseases . Lubricant Use of lubricants can make sexual penetration more comfortable and may also help reduce the risk of condom breakage during sex. With latex condoms, however, be sure to use a water-based lubricant. Do not use... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...helps condoms feel better.) Do not use oil-based lubes like Vaseline, Crisco, or baby oil with condoms because they increase the risk of the condom breaking. If you're not going to use condoms, try to reduce the friction by using a lot of lube... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...mothers was also HIV positive. However, we now know a lot about how to prevent vertical transmission, and with proper care the risk of your child becoming infected with HIV can be less than 2 percent. Experts have written treatment guidelines... Read more »
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swallowing

Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
...Oral sex..if I was to "swallow" does that put me at risk for Hiv?? Thanks all.. Sf Read more »

Swallowing fear

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...possible exposure) I am still having these symptoms and am scared that it is seroconversion. I know they say that oral sex is low risk but because i swallowed and becuase my throat was a little red I am worried that might mean that the odds are... Read more »

swallowing infected bload

Posted by lost, 3 Replies
...i ve been experiencing difficulty in swallowing for 2 months now, i don't have a sore throat at all, i am not sick, i feel very healthy, i only have this problem i feel like Read more »

Question For G-Man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was the one that asked you if me swallowing pre cum during oral sex was risky...you said it was very low risk, then another person said there was no risk at all. Which one of you is correct? I'm just Read more »