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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Is saliva transmitting aids virus while performing oral sex?

Is saliva transmitting aids virus while performing oral sex?

No: Hiv does not live in saliva. But you can contract HIV through oral sex from blood, semen, and other sexual fluids. Hiv through oral sex is transmitted from blood, sexual fluids or open sores in the genital area of one partner into the bloodstream of the second partner through an open sore or abrasion in the mouth. Find out the status of your partner and practice safer sex. ...Read more

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How does hiv aids spread?

How does hiv aids spread?

Fresh blood / semen: Sex, especially anal intercourse, and needle sharing for drug abuse. The blood supply for transfusion is basically safe. Dark talk about AIDS being transmitted in other ways is disinformation. ...Read more

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Risk for HIV infection from unprotected anal intercourse?

Risk for HIV infection from unprotected anal intercourse?

Too high: To risk it. Besides infection, damage to the sphincter and loss of control of feces to mention one. ...Read more

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Chances of HIV exposure from unprotected oral sex?

Chances of HIV exposure from unprotected oral sex?

Low: This is an inefficient way to transmit the infection. Nobody knows exactly why, but it very seldom happens. There are several other infections you can get this way, famously syphilis and gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Can hiv pcr detect hiv associated with Hiv/FSGS?

Can hiv pcr detect hiv associated with  Hiv/FSGS?

Yes, but...: ...this is your 3rd or 4th question because of worry about HIV in what (from another question) was an obviously low risk exposure. You appear to be irrationally concerned, and having trouble believing or accepting repeated reassurance. There's no point in repeated questions; the answers won't change. Consider counseling; I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. Good luck and stay safe. ...Read more

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How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

How are aids, HIV and STD test different?

Big difference: Hiv is the virus that can cause aids. Std is any sexually transmitted disease, which includes hiv/aids. Herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis are a few of the std's commonly tested for. So it depends on what your doctor was testing for and what your doctor thought you are at risk for. ...Read more

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How are stds, aids & HIV distinguished from each other?

How are stds, aids & HIV distinguished from each other?

STD vs HIV vs AIDS: Std stands for sexually transmitted disease. That means any sexually transmitted disease. Hiv is the humane immunodeficiency virus which causes aids. Aids is a form of std but it can also be transmitted by sharing needles. A person may have HIV but not have symptoms of aids. ...Read more

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Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cervix. That's just the preamble. Your question was about contracting it through cunnilingous or felatio. Yes it is possible but saliva, for the most part will kill the hpv. Never the less, there are increasing reports of oral/throat hpv. ...Read more

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Can 2 HIV partners have a HIV negative baby?

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Yes: If the mother takes appropriate antivirals, she can reduce the risk of transmission to less than 1%! ...Read more

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Can saliva transmit aids?

Can saliva transmit aids?

Likely not: Really low risk especially without blood in the saliva. ...Read more

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Do needles infected with aids infect?

Yes: Yes, to get infected with hiv, the virus that causes aids, the needle has to have hiv. Thus, clean or used needles without HIV cannot transmit hiv. ...Read more

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How is HIV transmitted?

How is HIV transmitted?

Sex, blood and birth: Sex, blood contact (e.g. Shared needles), or perinatal transmission (from an infected mother to an infant at birth). In terms of sexual transmission, the biggest risk is anal or vaginal intercourse, especially for the receptive partner (the one "on the bottom"). ...Read more

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How HIV is transmitted?

How HIV is transmitted?

...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. If concerned about HIV talk to md about getting tested. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years. ...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


Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more