FROM THE HIV EXPERTS HERE AT MEDHELP:
"As you know from other posts about oral sex, our stance is that giving or receiving oral sex is not a risk for HIV. Some others suggest that there is an appreciable risk of HIV from oral sex however, there are no convincing scientific reports which support these statements. The presence of a burn in your mouth, or a sore, or ingestion of blood does not change this. Still no risk an no reason for testing." DR HOOK
"As far as HIV is concerned, there is no known risk of getting HIV from performing oral sex on an infected partner, even if that person's genital secretions get into your eyes or if you swallow" DR HOOK
There is no debate (among experts) about the HIV risks associated with oral sex. The risk is so low that almost nobody who cares for HIV infected patients has ever had a patient believed to have been infected that way. Among experts, it's a semantic issue about using terms like "no risk" and "very low risk". There is no difference between my or Dr. Hook's use of "low risk" and other experts' "no risk".
"And oral sex is basically safe sex -- completely safe with respect to HIV and although not zero risk for other STDs, the chance of infection is far lower than for unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Please educate yourself about the real risks. If you stick with oral sex and condom-protected vaginal or anal sex, you have no HIV worries and very little worry about other STDs. " DR HANDSFIELD
"I am sure you can find lots of people who belive that HIV is transmitted by oral sex, but you will not find scientific data to support this unrealistic concern..." DR HOOK
"HIV is not spread by touching, masturbation, oral sex or condom protected sex."- DR. HOOK
in the public HIV Prevention forum of MedHelp, TEAK and the other moderators maintain that oral sex in all forms is a zero risk activity. Would you agree with this assessment?
I TOTALLY AGREE / DR GARCIA
The observation on thousand and thousand of observations is that HIV is not spread by oral sex (of any sort). DR. HOOK
"With regard to the question you ask, I will repeat, as I’ve said more times than I can think- there are NO credible cases in which persons have acquired HIV through performance of oral sex- none!!. The chance that you will be the first is ridiculously low. You are more likely to be hit by lightening while reading my reply to you. DR HOOK
"HIV is not spread by masturbation, through oral sex, through kissing or other casual contact." DR HOOK
"There is no credible evidence that HIV is spread through oral sex, with or without the presence of cuts or blood in the persons mouth."- DR HOOK
"Oral sex. there is no evidence that HIV is spread through giving or receiving oral sex"- DR HOOK
"HIV is not spread through oral sex." DR HOOK
"HIV is not spread through giving or receiving oral sex" DR HOOK
hiv is not transmitted through oral sex, period !
Lizzie told you you never had a risk of contracting HIV, then why would you ask if testing was needed?
I apologize Teak. Anxiety always seem to get the best of me. I guess I, like other posters fear we are the exception to the rule or that small .1% that might actually get infected. No matter how many times I read of similar cases with similar answers of "no risk" the mind always seems to find reasons why one's case is different. That and guilt.
So, no risk for me. I really hope to take this as a definite answer and move on. Thanks.
that is BS to say you cant get hiv through oral sex.
And to clarify, it is this site's stance, based on studies and our own MedHelp experts (all of whom are world-renowned for their work in this field), that oral sex carries no risk for HIV.
I hate to come back to this thread but I ran across another thread in the doctor forum which gave me a reason for some concern. Anyway, I didn't mention that I suffer from chronic GERD (chronic acid reflux) which could be another risk factor in this whole receptive oral sex situation. As you may know, chronic GERD inflames the esophageal lining and bleeding could also occur and I wanted to know if my risk was still zero even with my condition (I hope it still is)?
Anyway, here is the thread: http://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV---Prevention/oral-sex-and-acid-reflux/show/1217654
which gave me some doubt. I promise I'm not trying to post excessively, but I didn't think of factoring in my condition, and my heart feels like it's going to explode from all the anxiety.
Teak, I would really appreciate your input given my extraneous circumstances. I know I have been told "no risk" but the fact that I have chronic acid reflux makes me nervous. Please, one last time let me know what your assessment is and I will take it as a definitive answer. Thank You.