Anonymous
Hi,

I did a fellatio to a man (for around 30-40 seconds) while he was wearing his underwear. Basically I was licking his underwear and maybe I also felt the taste of precum. Is there any risk for hiv?

Thank you
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver with your question. It sounds like you are concerned about your risk of HIV transmission after performing fellatio on a man with his underwear left on.

Giving unprotected oral sex is considered a Low Risk activity. This means that the practices assigned to this risk level present a potential for HIV transmission because they involve an exchange of body fluids. There have been a few reports of infection attributed to these activities (usually under certain identifiable conditions).

Why is your situation is considered low risk?

* Once HIV is outside of the body and exposed to oxygen (semen on underwear) it is no longer transmissable.

* Saliva has an enzyme that inhibits the transmission of HIV.

I would also encourage you to check out the following resources for more information about HIV:

  • Risk Assessment Chart


  • Smart Sex Resource


  • CATIE


  • Thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver.

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