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Oral Sex Hiv Risk
I tested for gonn, chla, and syph. All negative. With oral sex, HIV is no risk, I have no symptoms for genital herpes. Still scared. Should I still worry?
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
Had unprotected anal sex tested after for HIV its negative is there a test I can do to not wait 3whole months and is oral sex a risk for HIV?
HIV nucleic acid:
You may get HIV nucleic acid test done, but it is useful before three months, only if it is positive. A negative result before three months does not rule out HIV infection. Oral sex is safer but not risk free. Consult this site for guideline on safer sex.
http://www.aids.org/topics/aids-factsheets/aids-background-information/what-is-aids/safer-sex-guidelines/ ...Read more
Probably: It's been demonstrated in non-human primates, but in large epidemiologic studies it's much less risky than other practices in which body fluids are exchanged. There are anti-HIV substances in saliva and this may be part of the explanation. You can share syphilis, gonorrhea, and herpes doing this stuff. That's enough reason to be careful. ...Read more
HIV: Yes. Transmission of this virus through semen that contains HIV and is ejaculated into the oral cavity may infect when it hits the back of the throat, the tonsils, lymph nodes, etc. It is very rare or non-existent to be transmitted by oral sex on a woman. If you feel you may have been exposed to HIV it is best to go and be tested. Better safe than sorry. Be careful, it is dangerous out there. ...Read more
A virus causes HIV: Like any other infection, someone has to have HIV in order to pass it on to someone who previously was uninfected. The problem is truly knowing who has hiv, since people can look and feel fine and and no idea that they are infected, yet have HIV and transmit it to others. This is why always using safer sex is critical. ...Read more
Rare if ever: Oral sex is a very inefficient way of transmitting hiv, giving or receiving. Still, it's best to be safe especially with a guy you don't now, and there are plenty of other things that can be transmitted this way -- famously gonorrhea for the recipient. The burning question for you is, "am I infected? " you've asked here & have a right to a quick check from your physician. Best wishes. ...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
? don't know: Hiv is just one infection that can be transmitted sexually through body fluids. Hepatitis and herpes for exsample are toher conditions that can be transmitted. Knowing your partner, monogamy, and a full battery of all possible infectious diseases that can be transnitted through oral sex is the only way to say it "safe" to have oral sex. ...Read more
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
Receiving and giving oral sex with another guy who is HIV+ will result a lower or higher rate of having HIV?
If I had oral sex with a women that HIV status is unknown. Is HIV transmitted through oral sex? Will I get HIV?
If a hiv+ person gives a hiv- oral sex will the hiv- person get hiv and pass it along to someone else? Help please!!!!
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