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Dr. James Krick
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to get HIV infection through oral sex with a cavity?

See detailed answer.: Hiv infection can certainly be transmitted through oral sex. The presence or absence of dental cavities is unrelated, as far anyone can tell. To get hiv, the virus has to come into contact with your bloodstream, like sharing a needle, or through contact with mucous membranes. ...Read more

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Is HIV transmission possible through oral sex?

Is HIV transmission possible through oral sex?

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. ...Read more

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Can STD or HIV be transfered through oral sex? Any answers appreciated!

Can STD or HIV be transfered through oral sex? Any answers appreciated!

Yes: Any transfer of body fluids between an infected person and their contact can pass an STD. ...Read more

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Cn HIV be passed on through oral sex if the person is on medication n its undetectable?

Cn HIV be passed on through oral sex if the person is on medication n its undetectable?

Reduced risk: If you are talking about the person on the receiving end of semen during fellatio, the risk is diminished by the reduced viral load, but not eliminated. Any sexual contacts with an hiv+ person still carries risk. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

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