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    Can HIV infection be contracted through oral sex?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 in HIV and AIDS
Question: If there is no cuts and wounds in mouth there will not be any blood in mouth then how the risk will be minimal why cant it be zero while doing oral sex and as far as I know saliva will kill hiv virus in mouth if any
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
There is little to no risk of getting HIV from oral sex.

Detailed Answer:
Hello! I have been through your question.

Related your concern you should know that your chance to get HIV from oral sex with an HIV-positive partner is extremely low. It is hard to know the exact risk (extremely low and not zero) because a lot of people who have oral sex also have anal or vaginal sex.
Furthermore, you should know that the type of oral sex that may be the riskiest is mouth-to-penis oral sex. So, in this situation the girl is most at risk and not you.
As well, even that the risk of HIV transmission through oral sex is low, several factors may increase that risk, including sores in the mouth or on the penis, bleeding gums.
So, based on these above mentioned factors and on your history ( the girl did oral sex to you and she had not cuts and wounds in mouth) I think that there is no risk to get HIV infection.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 1 hour later
Thank you doctor for your valuable reply

So small scratches while brushing will cause HIV infection ? fortunately she did oral sex on me in the night and she did brushing in the morning .
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please don't worry.There is no reason for concern.

Detailed Answer:
Hello! Thank you writing back.

Related your concern you should know that we say the presence of sores or bleeding gums may increase the risk to get HIV but not small scratches (even after brushing in the morning). Furthermore, HIV is not spread through saliva.

Please don't worry, there is no risk to get HIV infection.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Monika Dede 55 minutes later
Thank you doctor thank you very much for your valuable reply.
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Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for your feedback.

You are welcome.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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