However, since the sex police weren't there to confirm that insertive oral sex was the only type of sexual contact, I cannot be certain these guys were being completely honest. Cunnilingus is the technical term which describes oral contact with the vagina. Please see below for a more detailed discussion and review of my very consistent comments on this topic. And this is a segue into the message that we give because I talk to counselors, HIV test counselors, all over the country and the most frequent question that people get is "what is the risk of getting HIV from oral sex? Remember that it can take a while to work out what makes someone feel good. There is also more of a risk if you have an infection, including sexually transmitted ones, in the throat or mouth which is causing inflammation. Remember that oral sex should be fun for both of you.
Latex barriers and medicines to prevent and treat HIV can further reduce the very low risk of getting HIV from oral sex. You may decide to have oral sex with barriers such as condoms for men or dental dams latex squares for women. HIV is most easily passed on during anal sex, vaginal sex, sharing injecting equipment, and from mother to baby. Having a 1 in 70 chance of transmitting HIV does not mean it takes 70 exposures to the virus in order to seroconvert.
HIV is actually a very difficult virus to transmit. Featured Resources Antiretroviral drugs chart A one-page reference guide to the anti-HIV drugs licensed for use in the European Union, with information on formulation, dosing, key side-effects and food restrictions. I understand u all here at medhelp get bombarded with these questions.. Only for anal whenever it was the case. HIV cannot get through intact skin, or even superficial cuts.
I don't think you want to start throwing numbers and confidence intervals at people, but I think you can craft a fairly simple message that still doesn't dumb it down so much that you're not giving people the information with which they're going to make their decisions about their individual sexual practices. Don't brush your teeth or floss before oral sex. Department of Health and Human Services. One of these other fluids must be present, and there must be a way for the fluid to enter the HIV-negative person's bloodstream such as mouth sores or genital ulcers for HIV transmission to be possible. We are not able to acknowledge receipt of emails. Eric's study was compelling and I think it was not only compelling because of the significantly low infectivity estimate associated with oral sex, but also, even though not significantly, insertive anal sex was of somewhat higher estimated infectivity, and protected receptive anal sex with a condom was of somewhat higher infectivity.