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Can HIV be contracted through oral sex?

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Posted on Mon, 7 Nov 2016
Question: I bit the inside of my upper lip and it bled briefly, then 2 hours later I performed oral sex with a man who ejacualted. HIV status unknown. What are the chances of HIV transmission? (I'm on Truvada as part of PREP )
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Negligible risk

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.

The risk is very very low, estimated to be around 1/20 000 , even less if there wasn't any active bleeding. So I don't think you should be concerned at all.

If you have any doubts about status of your partner, you can get done HIV tests but generally I don't think this is required.

Feel free to discuss further

Wish you good health.
Regards
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Brief Answer: Negligible risk Detailed Answer: Hi and welcome to HCM. The risk is very very low, estimated to be around 1/20 000 , even less if there wasn't any active bleeding. So I don't think you should be concerned at all. If you have any doubts about status of your partner, you can get done HIV tests but generally I don't think this is required. Feel free to discuss further Wish you good health. Regards