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Can HIV be contracted through oral sex?

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Posted on Fri, 20 Jan 2017
Question: hi doctor, if a women/man sucks penis with no condom any chance to expose hiv and other infection?
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Answered by Dr. S. Murugan (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Human saliva is not infectious as such for HIV.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for posting your query.
Human saliva is not infectious as long as it is not contaminated with blood. Oral sex carries a low risk for HIV as per CDC XXXXXXX (USAhttps://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/estimates/riskbehaviors.html). That Low risk also is only when the sucking individual is HIV positive.
Dr S.Murugan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. S. Murugan (1 hour later)
Dr thank for the reply. I would also like to know who can be at risk the man who has been sucked or the women/man had taken to mouth who has hiv?
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Answered by Dr. S. Murugan (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Oral sex carries a low risk for HIV. Recipient has more risk.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome back.
Oral sex both insertive and recipient sex have low risk for HIV infection. Among these, recipient is more at risk when the insertive partner has HIV as the partner comes in contact with semen than the one who inserts his Penis into other's mouth.
Dr S Murugan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. S. Murugan (10 hours later)
Dr thank you for the reply. My last question , will the insertive required hiv test in case not sure condition of recipient has hiv or not? If yes when to be done?
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Answered by Dr. S. Murugan (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Test for HIV and rule out the least possibility.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome back.
There is nothing wrong to have a HIV test and rule out the least possibility of HIV infection. That will calm your mind, otherwise small ailment in future will be likely to correlate with the past incidence. It is ideal to have the HIV test 3 months after the oral sex.
Dr S Murugan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Can HIV be contracted through oral sex?

Brief Answer: Human saliva is not infectious as such for HIV. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM. Thanks for posting your query. Human saliva is not infectious as long as it is not contaminated with blood. Oral sex carries a low risk for HIV as per CDC XXXXXXX (USAhttps://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/estimates/riskbehaviors.html). That Low risk also is only when the sucking individual is HIV positive. Dr S.Murugan