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A 16-year-old male asked:

Oral sex is not as risky when it comes to hiv. so if i was to take prep for the prevention of hiv, would it be safe to have unprotected oral sex?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No, not necessarily: You are correct that unprotected sex is likely not as risky as unprotected anal or vaginal sex when it comes to HIV transmission. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) may reduce your risk of HIV infection significantly, but not 100%. Thus, it is difficult to say with 100% confidence that it is safe to go ahead and have unprotected oral sex as there is likely still a very small chance of getting HIV.
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