Anonymous
Hi, I received unprotected oral from a street prostitute, for maybe 20 seconds while barely erect before I told her to stop, and I am wondering what the risks are associated with contracting HIV in the event that she is HIV positive. I have read that the oral health of the person performing oral sex will have an impact on the risk. My concern is that she had very bad teeth because of the drugs she was taking, and so I am wondering if this would mean that there is a legitimate danger. I did not notice any obvious blood on my penis or around her mouth, however I did not thoroughly check, and it was kind of dark.

If you could let me know whether or not i should get checked it would be greatly appreciated. This happened over a year ago and I was never worried because I was under the impression that all types of oral sex were safe when it comes to HIV because of enzymes in our saliva, but reading online I see conflicting opinions from doctors. I have not engaged in any risky sexual activity since.Thank you.
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver with your question.

It seems you are concerned about the risk of HIV transmission from receiving oral sex. We are glad to provide some information.

Receiving oral sex is regarded as a Negligible Risk activity. Although there is an exchange of body fluids there has never been conformed reports of HIV transmission from the activity. We do not recommend HIV testing for the activity you described. You are correct to note that when HIV comes into contact with saliva it is not transmittable.

We do encourage people to use HIV testing as a regular heath maintenance routine. This means getting tested once or twice a year. This helps to put your mind at rest as well as providing a chance for early intervention if it is required.


The Aids Vancouver Online forum has postings that are related to your question that you can read for additional information. If you have further questions feel free to contact us again.

Thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver.

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Lawrence


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