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Hiv And Oral Sex
HIV is hard to get: Nope. Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Pretty much: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease-so something sexual must be going on. These days, it's not like the 1950s, so sometimes HSV1 and HSV2 can get a little mixed up. (The first virus is the cold sore virus, and the second one is classically associated with genital herpes, but now the 2 can interchange a bit depending on the activity). Herpes is very infectious BTW-talk/take precautions ...Read more
Rare but possible: Oral sex is less risky than unprotected vaginal or anal sex, but it still holds some risk. Especially if there are mouth ulcers or bleeding gums. Using condoms helps decrease this risk even more. Each person needs to decide their own risk tolerance with their partner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had sex and oral sex with my male partner. Start itching and having other yeast symptoms. Can I be exposed to oral thrush?
Yeast infection: Yeasts are everywhere. Susceptibility to infection may be influenced by use of antibiotics, steroids, presence of diabetes or any suppression of immunity. It is very unusual for adults to get thrush in the absence of an immune defect. When we see thrush in an adult we think HIV disease. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more
How often do asymptomatic STDs occur? Had unprotected oral sex with prostitutes. What STDs can be caught from penis to mouth oral sex?
Chlamydia: Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex. Chlamydia can cause pharngeal/ throat infection when spread via oral sex. This isn't a common method of transmission. My understanding is that chlamydia isn't spread through saliva. I am not aware of chlamydia being spread oral to genital via saliva. ...Read more
If I had oral sex with a women that HIV status is unknown. is HIV transmitted through oral sex ? will I get HIV ?
Risk of std/hiv with giving and receiving oral with condoms, and anal penetration with an unprotected finger, when I have an anal fissure, using the other persons saliva?
Here are some ...: Your described scenario of sexual behaviors poses a much higher risk to contract STDs than average monogamous individuals. But, no one can tell you if you may get it or not. Therefore, follow a higher standard of safe sex and do annual tests for STD if engaging in sex with multiple partners through multiple entrances - genital, oral, and anal - especially with "violent" sexual acts leading to... ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more