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Offline Jason

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Oral sex and HIV
« on: November 06, 2006, 02:18:59 AM »
Just wanted to know what are the risks of getting infected through oral sex? been reading here and there.. some say it's only theoritical risk.. some say it's possible to get infected... i'm confused here...

and also is it true that NOT brushing your teeth before the oral sex will minimize the risks?


i'm a  gay male btw.


thankx in adavance for the answers

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Re: Oral sex and HIV
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2006, 05:58:30 AM »
Jason,

There have been long-term studies of couples where one is positive and one is negative. In the couples who used condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, but no barrier for oral activities, not one of the negative partners became infected with hiv. Not one. This shows us two things. One, condoms are very effective for the prevention of hiv transmission. Two, oral sex is much lower risk than previously believed. We now have the evidence that oral sex is a very low risk activity where hiv transmission is concerned.

You will not become infected through GETTING a blowjob, the only - very, very small - risk is in GIVING.

As far as brushing your teeth goes, you'd be better off not skipping your regular brushing times. Good oral hygiene reduces that small risk dramatically. Keeping your gums in tip-top condition means that even if they do bleed slightly after brushing, that will not present a problem if you allow a half hour to pass before giving head.

While you're here, can I give you a few more pointers? You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms for intercourse and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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Offline Jason

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Re: Oral sex and HIV
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2006, 11:49:17 AM »
thankx for the answer Ann. i feel so much better now

i always use condom for intercourse.. it's the oral part that concerns me a lot. :)


Offline Jason

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Re: Oral sex and HIV
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2006, 11:14:52 PM »
sorry to bring up this again!

i just have one small question for you, Ann.

when you said i will not be infected by getting a blowjob.. do you mean NO RISKS AT ALL (as in 100% safe) or a very small risk?

what about french kissing? what's the risk level if there's blood involved?
« Last Edit: November 08, 2006, 11:48:47 PM by Jason »

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Re: Oral sex and HIV
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2006, 05:36:36 AM »
There has never been a case in over 25 years of someone getting HIV from getting a blowjob and french kissing it just doesn't happen.

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Re: Oral sex and HIV
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2006, 07:56:05 AM »
Jason,

In anything in this life, there is a theoretical risk somewhere. You could turn on an electric appliance that has developed a short and get electrocuted. You could make a routine car journey and get creamed by an 18-wheeler going north on a south-bound highway. You could walk out of your front door and get hit by a falling meteorite. These things have all been documented to happen to people - but there has never been a documented case of someone being infected with hiv through getting a blowjob or kissing of any description.

I hope that gives you some perspective.

Ann
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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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