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Hello, I am a man who recieved oral sex from a woman I don't know 6 days ago. She put durex lube on my penis before giving oral sex and I know I don't have cuts or sores on my penis. She looked healthy, doing sports etc. She smoked crystal meth before giving oral sex and I believe she regularly smokes meth. But I didn't see blood in her mouth too (didn't pay attention actually). Can any blood in her mouth (because of meth) go through my urethra and infect me with hiv? I'm very concerned. It would be great if you could answer me. Thanks!

Hi, Thanks for your question. Oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. However, this can be different for other STI transmissions. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you live in NSW, you can find the nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/

Hi. In one of the article, it said that receiving an oral sex alone doesn't have any risk of HIV infection. Is it really completely risk free for a man to receive Fallatio from a woman? If not should I consider taking PEP?

Hi, Thanks for your question. The risk for HIV transmission during oral sex is considered very low to no risk. Taking PEP would be more appropriate if you had unprotected sex with someone who’s HIV status is unknown, if the condom had broken or slipped off during sex or if you were sharing needles or syringes with another person. However, for oral sex the risk for other STIs can be different so we recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you live in NSW, you can find the nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/

I am receiving orel sex from man. I release my sperm in to his mouth. I am HIV negatuve. I don't know the status of him. Any possibility for hiv infection to me.

Hi, Thanks for your question. Oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. However, this can be different for other STIs. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you live in NSW, you can find the nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/

Hello and thank you for this excellent service. I have done some research and would like your expert opinion. I recently read a study on pubmed titled ‘ Expert consensus statement on the science of HIV in the context of criminal law’, this was published in 2018 and included multiple international HIV experts. In section 2.3.1 the collective statement is that if a HIV negative person that is on PReP performs oral sex on a hiv positive person, there is no possibility of HIV transmission. Do you agree with this statement? Other reputable websites agree, yet some other websites stop short of stating ‘no possibility’ and instead state ’very low possibility’. Oral sex without PReP is already a very, very low risk, if a HIV negative person is on PReP and takes it correctly, can he be certain HIV transmission will not occur if the only act will be oral sex, including swallowing semen? In this scenario there will be no anal-genital contact at all. Thanks again.

Hi, Thanks for your question. Oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. The risk can increase if there is cumming in the mouth, and there are cuts or ulcers in the mouth or another STI present. However, the level of HIV risk in these situations are still considered low. This can be different for other STIs. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups with their doctor or nearest sexual health clinic. Daily PrEP is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy with a 99% reduction in HIV risk for HIV negative people engaging in sex, whether it is penetrative or oral. However, its effectiveness can change depending on a person’s adherence. For further medical advice around PrEP use and HIV risk, we recommend talking to your doctor or local sexual health clinic. You can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where a nurse can answer your questions over the phone.

I had an encounter with a friend of mine who used to be a prostitute and is a recovering drug addict. I'm not comfortable having sex with her, so I let her give me unprotected oral for about 5 seconds then finish with a hand job. She swears up and down she's clean. Even if she is HIV+, what is my risk for getting it based on my encounter? Thanks for any advice you can give.

Hi, Thanks for your question. Oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. We noticed you used the word “clean” to describe her status. Rather than using words like “clean”, we say “HIV negative” or “HIV positive” as it has less of a negative connotation towards people living with HIV. You can read more on how we can end stigma towards people living with HIV here: https://endinghiv.org.au/ending-hiv/ending-hiv-stigma/ Today, many people who are HIV positive would be aware of their status, are on treatment, and have an undetectable viral load (UVL). A person living with HIV who has sustained a UVL for more than 6 months cannot transmit HIV to a HIV negative person. UVL is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy, along with condoms and PrEP. You can read more about UVL on our website here: https://endinghiv.org.au/treat-early/about-undetectable/

To protect yourself from STI's during oral sex, should the guy be wearing a condom?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Condoms are highly effective at preventing the transmission of HIV and most STIs. However, there are some STIs that can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact which condoms don’t protect from as effectively. However, this is not too much of a worry because most STIs can be treated. If you are sexually active, we recommend having regular sexual health check-ups to detect any STIs you may have and to get them treated, keeping in mind that some STIs don’t show symptoms.

I am man love recieving oral. I go massage parlor and receive oral by women. I do to know the status of hiv in women I meet. Do I have risk of getting hiv if they have bleeding gums ?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. The risk can increase if you are giving oral sex and there is cum in the mouth while at the same time having cuts or ulcers in the mouth, or an STI is present. However, even in these instances it is still considered low risk for HIV transmission. Although, your risk for different for STIs can be higher. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you have any more questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where someone can answer your questions over the phone.

Hi there, would like to ask so 2.5 years ago I had sex with prostitute (with condom), and I performed an oral sex for her before that. Before having the oral I bite my inner lip and there is a small cut, I clean it with mouth wash stop the bleed. Then I had sex (with condom)and oral with for her( the oral about 2-3 mins). What’s the chances of me getting any HIV from it?

Hi, Thanks for your question. Condoms are a highly effective HIV prevention strategy. Oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. However, this can be different for STIs. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you have any more questions, you can call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where someone can answer your questions over the phone.

Hello about 1 half month ago in swimming pool a man just licked my penis head for about 20 to 25 seconds. During this his teeth were touched by my foreskin but when i saw after that i got no cut. Does I'm at risk of getting hiv. Does chlorine help to kill virus if assuming if that person what hiv positive.

Hi, Thanks for your question. Oral sex is considered very low to no risk for HIV transmission. However, this can be different for STIs. We recommend to anyone who is sexually active to have regular sexual health check-ups with their doctor or local sexual health clinic. If you live in NSW, you can find the nearest place to get tested here: https://endinghiv.org.au/test-often/where-to-get-tested/ If you have more questions, you can also call the Sexual Health Infolink at 1800 451 624 where someone can answer your questions over the phone.