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Chances Of Getting Oral Herpes
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Herpes simplex: The chances are excellent.Get a more detailed answer ›
It depends on lifest: Oral cancers are more common in people who smoke and drink acessively.So if you do not have these lifestyle issues, then the odds of oral cancer are very low. Recently there has been concern with hpv infections causing throat cancers...So oral sex may be implicated in this causation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral Sex: It is very unlikely to get HIV as the receptive partner in oral sex ( the one receiving oral sex). Performing oral sex on a man us more risky than performing oral sex on a female. In studies of gay men those who perform oral sex on an infected man find that this is the third most common way they get hiv. ...Read more
Yes!!!: Yes, at least 50%, or more, of all vaginal cancers are caused by hpv. That is in addition to essentially all cervical cancer, 50% of vulvar cancer, 70% plus of anal cacers, 70% of head and neck cancers and most non-melanoma skin cancers. Plus most abnormal paps and all genital warts. The vaccine works in 99.5% or receipients and is 95+% efficacious against vaginal cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zero; very low: You won't get it from kissing. The risk from oral sex with the receiving partner being a woman has historically been considered zero. The risk if the recipient is a man is also very low -- studies vary, with some having no transmission in a large cohort with many acts & partners -- you're still wise to have him slip a condom on. ...Read more
Unknown but low risk: Oral HPV infections can occur -- on average, they are roughly one tenth as frequent as genital infections. For the most part, oral sex can be considered low risk for HPV, but not zero risk. There are no data on the transmission chance for any single oral sex event, but I would guess it's a lot lower than 1 in a thousand (in either direction, i.e. genital to oral or vice versa). ...Read more
How to get pregnant?: I will take this question as a test for us physicians here. You want to see if we will answer all serious. But, here goes. To get pregnant a female has to be ovulating and fresh semen has to be deposited inside the vagina. It would seem that either way, oral sex fails to meet those requirements. And, in fact this situation is impossible to lead to pregnancy! ...Read more
Less risky: While oral sex is less risky than vaginal or anal sex, one can still catch an std via oral sex. Using latex condoms or dental dams during oral sex will reduce the risk of catching an std. For oral gonorrhea or chlamydia, throat swabbing is the right test if a throat std is suspected. For more info on stds and testing, www.Sexualhealth.Com. Use latex & get couples std testing with any new partner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Summary: The leading cause of oropharyngeal cancer is from HPV, a very small number of oral cavity cancers also occur from HPV. Any suspicious lesion should be evaluated by oral surgeon or ENT doc. For more information: http://oralcancerfoundation.org/understanding/hpv/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Genital herpes can cause oral infection and oral herpes can cause genital infections even when no eruptions are present although transmission of the virus is much more likely during breakouts. 20% of all adults are infected with genital herpes and up to 80% of adults are infected with oral herpes and the virus can be transmitted even when there are no symptoms or lesions present. ...Read more
A chance: I don't know if anyone can answer that question exactly. There are a lot of factors that might change the risk such as if he is on any HIV medications/antiviral drugs. You should get tested for hiv. Testing should be available to you for free (and confidentially) at your local health department. Use a condom. ...Read more
None: No chance of getting genital herpes from kissing someone on the mouth. However if one engages in oral sex then the herpes virus can be transmitted from the mouth to the genitals or vice versa. Genital herpes is usually herpes simplex type 2, but can also be type 1. Mouth/lip cold sores are usually herpes simplex type 1. ...Read more
Having protected vaginal and oral sex. No kissing are involve. What are the risk of me getting infected with hiv?
Re-ask: Getting infected with what. Please re-ask with clarification. ...Read more
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