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Unprotected oral sex -- need HIV test

I understand from discussion that receiving fellatio has minimal or negligible risk of HIV transmission. Is HIV test even necessary in this case?
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Oral sex is not a risk for HIV as human saliva contains bacteria and enzymes that render the virus inactive. There has NEVER been a medically documented case of HIV having been transmitted via oral sex.

Oral sex does present risks for other STI's and it is recommended that anyone who engages in oral sex have a full STD panel done every three months for prevention.  
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