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

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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 the type of contact. HIV is most easily spread ...

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What Are the Chances of Getting HIV From Protected Sex?

The chance of HIV being passed on even though a condom was used is really quite tiny, even if it isn't totally impossible. It's probably unrealistic to expect any method of prevention to give 100% protection or to work perfectly every time.

Laborato...

What Are the Risks From Fingering?

As there is no exchange of body fluids when someone puts their fingers (or their fist) in another person's vagina or anus, it's pretty much implausible for HIV to be passed on. There has never, ever been a documented case of HIV transmission through ...

If You Swallow the Semen of an HIV-Positive Person Can You Be Infected?

The risk of acquiring HIV during oral sex (sucking the penis of an HIV-positive person) is pretty low, but it isn't zero. Taking your partner's ejaculate (cum or pre-cum) in your mouth appears to make transmission more likely. Almost all of the indiv...

Is Sucking Penis Safe?

There are several sexually transmitted diseases that can be transmitted during a blowjob -- in other words, when your penis is sucked or you suck someone else's penis. These include chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, genital warts (HPV) and hepa...

Is There Any HIV Risk From a Nude Body-to-Body Massage?

During sex, HIV can be passed on through vaginal or anal penetration, if a condom isn't used or if the partner with HIV is not taking effective HIV treatment. If all you had was a massage, with no penetrative intercourse or other high-risk activity, ...

What Are the Risks of Licking Vagina?

If one partner has an untreated sexually transmitted infection, it may be passed on during oral sex (licking a vagina). HIV is not usually passed on this way, but herpes simplex virus, syphilis and gonorrhea may be.

Cold sores around the mouth can t...

How Dangerous Is It to Eat Cum?

The risk of HIV transmission during oral sex with a man (i.e. sucking his penis) is fairly low, but transmission may sometimes happen. Taking his cum in your mouth increases the risk.

The virus may get into your bloodstream directly from your mouth,...

What Are the Chances of Getting HIV or an STD From a Prostitute With a Condom?

Condoms are very effective at preventing infections. It really doesn't matter whether the person you had sex with was a prostitute, someone you met online, your wife or your best friend. Condoms work just as well, whoever the partner is.

The point t...

Is It Safe to Lick a Vagina?

In terms of HIV this is very low risk. Theoretically transmission is possible but there has never been a well-documented case of transmission. Studies which have followed up couples in which one partner has HIV and the other does not have not identif...