Anonymous
Recently I had a protected insertive fellato with a CSW.. Your consistent stand on the HIV infection risk of this type of encounter has been that it is negligible risk. But the response to the following post, states that this is a no risk encounter. Could you please clarify.

Blow Job With Condom
Answered on Saturday, October 4th
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thanks again for contacting us. We use the word "negligible" to mean that while there is a theoretical possibility it may happen, it doesn't and it never has. So when it comes to receiving oral sex, there has NEVER been a case of transmission happening that way. Let me explain why:

For HIV transmission to occur, body fluids containing the virus (i.e. blood, semen- BUT NOT SALIVA) need access to YOUR bloodstream through an activity like unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse. The reason that your situation did not place you at risk for HIV is as follows:

1) You used a condom, which covered the urethra (which can provide access to the bloodstream)
2) Saliva contains enzymes that inhibit the production of HIV, making it very difficult to transmit through oral sex.
3) You were the recipient of oral sex. Performing oral sex on someone always poses slightly more risk, only if someone had open sores on their mouth.

I hope this helps clarify. Please ask again if you have any questions

All the best

Maggie

AIDS Vancouver Volunteer
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