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Can I get HIV from oral sex?

Can I get HIV from oral sex?

Yes: Yes, it is possible to get HIV from oral sex. While the risk is likely lower than vaginal or anal sex without a condom, there is still some risk involved. Studies have confirmed that unprotected oral sex can lead to HIV infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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Can u get HIV from oral sex?

Can u get HIV from oral sex?

Oral Sex and HIV: It all depends. If you are giving oral sex on an infected male not on meds then yes, absolutely. If you are performing oral sex on the external genitalia of a female no. If someone is performing oral sex on you, then also no. Saliva does not transmit hiv. ...Read more

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What is the risk of getting HIV from oral sex?

What is the risk of getting HIV from oral sex?

Very small: In the classic studies during the peak of the epidemic, the risk even from swallowing infected semen was too low to estimate. I still hope you will love safely, and oral sex is still a risk for gonorrhea and more. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my risks of contracting HIV through oral sex?

Could you tell me what are my risks of contracting HIV through oral sex?

HIV transmission: Hiv may be transmitted if infected fluids (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) come in contact w inflamed tissue/ sore/ulceration in throat or mouth. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mixed emotions about getting HIV from oral sex so i'd like to know what you think?

What to do if I have mixed emotions about getting HIV from oral sex so i'd like to know what you think?

Mixed feelings!: How could you have mixed feelings regarding acquisition of hiv? But this is the reality! Easy to get hpv and herpes from oral sex-either way. Women can more easily contract HIV from performing oral sex and swallowing semen. Men rarely can contract HIV from performing oral sex on females. Women would be wise to asking males to have a condom! ...Read more

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In march 2016 I had gave this boy oral sex I went yesterday and got tested can you get hiv fro oral sex? I am so worry. I test in jan for hiv and neg

In march 2016 I had gave this boy oral sex I went yesterday and got tested can you get hiv fro oral sex? I am so worry. I test in jan for hiv and neg

Almost zero risk: Oral sex is very low risk, no need for another HIV test. For penile to oral HIV transmission, the average is once for every 10, 000 exposures. That's equivalent to giving oral to HIV infected men once daily for 27 years before transmission might be likely. And it's unlikely your partner had HIV anyway. But higher risk for oral STDs like gonorrhea; consider seeing your doctor for a throat swab. ...Read more

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What are the chances of geting HIV from oral sex giving and recieving, brief penetration giving, and kissing. I heard it was rare from other doctors.

What are the chances of geting HIV from oral sex giving and recieving, brief penetration giving, and kissing. I heard it was rare from other doctors.

Chances are numbers: "chances of getting" some disease is a number, but what does it mean to an individual? Many people ask on healthtap "what are the chances" of something happening. Pretend it is 10%. That means in 100 people, 10 will likely get it. But with just one person, it's different. If he is the unlucky one, his chance is 100%. If he is lucky his chance is 0%. Play it safe, as luck might not be on your side. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch hiv through oral sex? I got tested 4 weeks after and it came back negative. Should I still be concerned? I haven't been able to eat or sleep I am so worried

Is it possible to catch hiv through oral sex? I got tested 4 weeks after and it came back negative. Should I still be concerned? I haven't been able to eat or sleep I am so worried

Below: Here is the latest information from CDC
And get retested in 6 months.
Even though oral sex carries a lower risk of HIV transmission than other sexual activities, the risk is not zero. It is difficult to measure the exact risk because people who practice oral sex may also practice other forms of sex during the same encounter. When transmission occurs, it may be the result of oral sex or other, riskier sexual activities, such as anal or vaginal sex.

If the person receiving oral sex has HIV, their blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, or vaginal fluid may contain the virus. If the person performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex through the lining of the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis), vagina, cervix, or anus, or through cuts and sores.

Several factors may increase the risk of HIV transmission through oral sex, including oral ulcers, bleeding gums, genital sores, and the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about HIV from oral sex, muscle ache?

Can you tell me about HIV from oral sex, muscle ache?

Too confusing: You have to be specific about gender and practiced when asking about oral sex and HIV. And, the word "muscle ache' is way too ambiguous to comment on. ...Read more

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How likely is transmitting HIV through oral sex with a canker sore present?

How likely is transmitting HIV through oral sex with a canker sore present?

There is a chance: Hiv is a blood-borne disease, so any open sores or breaks in the skin/gums can transmit fluids that carry the virus. ...Read more

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Can you contract HIV through oral sex where partner ejected and their fluid entered your body via the mouth? No mouth sores or bleeding that I know of

Can you contract HIV through oral sex where partner ejected and their fluid entered your body via the mouth? No mouth sores or bleeding that I know of

Only if swallower...: Only if the swallower is really unlucky would she catch HIV this way. First, she can't catch HIV from any such swallowing if she swallows from guys who do not have HIV. Secondly, HIV is generally not transmitted by swallowing semen. That said, a couple is likely doing other sexual activities during their time together, so it is safer when neither person has HIV. Precautions help to prevent STD's. ...Read more

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I use condom with sex worker. But I kiss her virginal liquid and next morning I get herpes on my mouth. So any change has HIV from oral sex?

I use condom with sex worker. But I kiss her virginal liquid and next morning I get herpes on my mouth. So any change has HIV from oral sex?

Low probability.: Risk of getting HIV from oral sex is very low, probably close to zero. Incidentally, herpes takes longer than half a day to incubate, so your herpes lesion was not caused by that exposure - or else it was caused by something other than herpes. ...Read more

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Can u get HIV by having oral sex?

Can u get HIV by having oral sex?

Yes: Oral sex can serve as a way to transmit hiv, especially if there are open sores/tears involved within the oral cavity. ...Read more

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Can I get HIV by having oral sex?

Can I get HIV by having oral sex?

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. ...Read more

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Is HIV possible with oral sex and if yes, how risky?

Is HIV possible with oral sex and if yes, how risky?

Oral sex: Taking semen into your mouth does put you at risk. It is very low risk, in general, but HIV can be caught this way. ...Read more

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How probable is it to get HIV when receiving oral sex?

Unlikely: But possible if partner giving oral sex has HIV plus there is any break in your penile skin. Always best to use a condom, even for oral sex. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more