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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is hiv transmission possible through oral sex?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: The risk is substantially less than with unprotected anal sex, but anecdotally it has happened, and the chimpanzee version is transmissible by swallowing semen. Cunnilingus had not been shown to have a measurable risk the last time i reviewed the literature.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about oral sex and hiv?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Possible.: Very rare male having oral sex with a women. More likely for a women having oral sex with a male. However, herpes and hpv transmission are much more common! in any case, a woman should insist on a new male sexual partner wear a condom!
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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can i get HIV by having oral sex?

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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Oral sex involves giving or receiving oral stimulation (i.e., sucking or licking) to the penis (fellatio), the vagina (cunnilingus), or the anus (anilingus). Hiv can be transmitted during any of these activities, but the risk is much less than that from anal or vaginal sex.
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A 47-year-old male asked:

Can i hiv from get oral sex?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Sure, but no...: Many things are possible in life, which means the question "Can this happen?" is not useful because the answer is almost always yes, even if the chances of it happening are 1 in a million or 1 in a billion. The real question is "How likely is this to happen?" HIV infections have been too many on Earth since the 1980's... and they are easily preventable. People don't get them by typical oral sex.
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Last updated Jul 7, 2020

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