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How safe is oral sex with shingles

A member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Shingles: Is not likely related to oral sex one month ago. If you are worried about hiv, get tested!
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 years experience
No: Shingles are a late result of the chicken pox virus. So if this is truly shingles, then it is not hiv. However, unprotected oral sex can lead to sex... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Oral Sex: Oral sex goes both ways. Which way do you mean? If you are receiving oral sex then there is very little that can happen, although you would be at risk... Read More
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Not safe if: Your partner has an std, u can get herpes, chlamydia , etc in the mouth and throat so it is highly adviseable to make sure your partner has no stds in... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Yes but only if . . : Protected. It's still very possible to catch or transmit sexually transmitted disease/infection via oral sex w/o protection. Presumably you'll be safe... Read More
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes and no: It's a tricky question. If you are with one trusted partner and it causes no discomfort to you and her and it is consensual on both sides and brings p... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes, but...: If your partner has HPV, Herpes, and several other STDs, you can acquire these orally! The number one cause for throat cancer is HPV. Know your partn... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Jan Gurley
34 years experience
Probably: Loving someone while going through chemo is an important part of being alive, feeling hope, and feeling whole. Check with her doctor. When there are c... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
If you don't fully: trust your partner there should be NO sex.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Std testing : Oral sex is a common practice. If you and your partner are monogamous and have been tested for all sexually transmitted diseases then this is a safe ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Oral Sex: Yes. Of course. There would be no restrictions unless you were treating a std.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
None, ...: Contacting the right area with bacteria will always brings the potentially offending germs to the obviously or microscopically injured cells of skin o... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes, but..: Herpes and hpv can be transmitted to both sites. If this is not a consideration, than quite alright!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Should be: Usually this is not a problem but of course the anus has more bacteria so one has greater risk of possible infection than oral sex with the vagina but... Read More
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