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My boyfriend slept with a prostitute and then I had protected sex with him after. But he gave me unprotected oral sex. Is it likely for me to get HIV?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Let's talk

If the two of you really care about each other -- and a couple in a long-term romantic relationship should -- you should promise each other that you'll have only safe-protected sex if you go enjoy yourselves elsewhere.
You should also, from time to time, go and get checked for HIV together unless you're monogamous. Wouldn't that be the loving thing to do?

In brief: Let's talk

If the two of you really care about each other -- and a couple in a long-term romantic relationship should -- you should promise each other that you'll have only safe-protected sex if you go enjoy yourselves elsewhere.
You should also, from time to time, go and get checked for HIV together unless you're monogamous. Wouldn't that be the loving thing to do?
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Dr. Christian Mayaud
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: No but Possible

Oral Sex is not safe sex but it MAY be somewhat safer. We don't know for sure because there is an under-reporting bias in the "oral arm" of studies that compare unprotected oral vs unprotected vaginal sex.
People assume oral is safer so they tend to attribute any STDs to the unprotected vaginal sex rather than the oral sex. So it is possible depending on HIV status and timing.

In brief: No but Possible

Oral Sex is not safe sex but it MAY be somewhat safer. We don't know for sure because there is an under-reporting bias in the "oral arm" of studies that compare unprotected oral vs unprotected vaginal sex.
People assume oral is safer so they tend to attribute any STDs to the unprotected vaginal sex rather than the oral sex. So it is possible depending on HIV status and timing.
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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine

In brief: No

The risk of transmitting HIV for a female receiving oral sex is very low, but not zero.
Several factors are reassuring: your boyfriend probably DOESN'T have HIV, the concentration of virus in saliva is typically very low, etc. He should be tested for HIV, of course, within a week or so of exposure and again at 6 months. PRACTICE SAFE SEX or consider a safer partner? Best wishes!

In brief: No

The risk of transmitting HIV for a female receiving oral sex is very low, but not zero.
Several factors are reassuring: your boyfriend probably DOESN'T have HIV, the concentration of virus in saliva is typically very low, etc. He should be tested for HIV, of course, within a week or so of exposure and again at 6 months. PRACTICE SAFE SEX or consider a safer partner? Best wishes!
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Possibly

If your BF indeed gets infected with HIV from the prostitute (assuming the prostitute has the disease), then you are at risk for HIV as well as other STDs.
If you are concerned, avoid all unprotected sex until he is found to be HIV negative and STD free (may take 3 months to be sure). Get yourself tested as well. However it is unlikely to get HIV from oral sex.

In brief: Possibly

If your BF indeed gets infected with HIV from the prostitute (assuming the prostitute has the disease), then you are at risk for HIV as well as other STDs.
If you are concerned, avoid all unprotected sex until he is found to be HIV negative and STD free (may take 3 months to be sure). Get yourself tested as well. However it is unlikely to get HIV from oral sex.
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