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I have had an episode of receiving oral sex from a sexworker 7 weeks back. I have taken Pep in 52 hours for 28 days precisely. I have been reading a lot and have so much different information on insertive fellatio about hiv risk and making me crazy. I can see you have update your original answer from 2010 back in 2018 addressing risk as zero. Can you please confirm if the risk is really zero or just rhetorical? I am due to go for testing next week but really scared

Oral sex is considered extremely low risk for the transmission of HIV and from what you write, it sounds like you have done your research on the topic. Sometimes people can have an overwhelming sense of fear about acquiring HIV, a very treatable condition in 2019, and it can be after incidents they know to be low or no risk. If you feel you are having high levels of stress and anxiety related to acquiring HIV, reach out to a doctor or counsellor to discuss these feelings. You may need to “unpack” your anxiety with a professional to feel as good as you can about your sexual health.

Hello, I'm 25 I got a threesome with two gay guys we only have oral sex and I perform it on both each with different new condom, after that they have penetrative sex between them and I touch the penis of one as it go in and out of his partner, also before they had intercourse they rim each other and in some point they kiss me just the lips. Their HIV is unknown but seems like they probably have it. After two weeks I started to feel soar throat am I at risk?

Hi, There is no chance of acquiring HIV by giving oral sex to two gay men who both have condoms on. The other activities such as fingers and touching also present no risk of acquiring HIV. We would also recommend not assuming anyone’s HIV status. HIV does not have a “look”, a gender, a sexuality, or any other indicator that is identifiable by the eye. If you are concerned about contracting HIV, consider learning about how to take charge of your sexual health by using condoms, PrEP or only having sex with people living with HIV who have a undetectable viral load. These strategies are called “combination prevention”. Learn more here:

I did oral sex without ejaculation for few seconds , can I get HIV, HIV duo test comes negative..?

Hi, thank you for your question. What you have described would be considered negligible risk for acquiring HIV. It is important to note that if you have an active sex life, that you regularly get sexual health check-ups, as you are at risk of acquiring other sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea. If you live in NSW you can locate your nearest sexual health clinic by following this link:

hi i have received oral sex for 5 seconds i used condom seconds what is the probability to get infected with hiv ?

Hi, thank you for your question. The risk of HIV transmission through oral sex is considered negligible. Given that you used a condom, which provides a physical barrier, it is very unlikely that you would be at risk of acquiring any sort of sexually transmitted infection (STI). If you weren’t using a condom and partaking in oral sex, you would be at risk of potentially acquiring an STI, such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea, both of which are treatable. If you are sexually active it is important that you regularly get a sexual health check-up. Your local GP can provide this service, or alternatively if you are in NSW you can book a test through or

If u have oral sex and then u have safe sex can u get hiv. I have a sore throat after

Hi, thank you for your question. The chance of acquiring HIV through oral sex is considered negligible. However, it is possible to receive a sexually transmitted infection (STI) from performing oral sex. Most commonly that would be an STI such as gonorrhoea or chlamydia. Often STI’s are asymptomatic (meaning there are no symptoms), so the only way to know if you’ve acquired an STI is to get a sexual health check-up. You can get a sexual health test at a sexual health clinic or your doctor. If you need more information please feel free to call the sexual health info link on 1800 451 624.

Hi I would ask about hiv risk from deep kisses many times with different girls , I didn’t had unprotected sex before what is the chance of being infected with HIV Thank you

Hi, thank you for your question. There is no HIV risk associated with kissing.

I have had protected oral sex with a massage worker. Tested negative for HIV at 34 days thus far. What are my risks?

Hi, thank you for your question. Given, that you had protected oral sex you are not at risk of acquiring HIV. If you are feeling anxious about HIV, it might be worth talking to your doctor or a counsellor as they might have strategies to help you overcome these fears and anxieties.

Is it even possible to get hiv from oral sex when they didn’t cum and your on prep ?

Hi, thank you for the question. Giving or receiving oral sex is not considered to be a risk behaviour for acquiring HIV. On top of this, PrEP protects you from acquiring HIV. However, it is important to remember that PrEP does not protect you from other STIs, so we always recommend you have a regular sexual health check-up. If you would like further clarification around this and you are based in NSW, you can call the Sexual health Info Link on 1800 451 624 to speak to a sexual health nurse.

I received oral sex from 2 different people, a trans and a woman in Thailand. I was very drunk on each occasion. I have since got what I think is genital warts. I have had a fever and at a later date pins and needs in the limbs. I also get cold sores. What are the odds that i have hiv?

Hi, thank you for your question. The evidence shows that acquiring HIV through receptive oral sex is negligible. This is because saliva does not contain enough of the virus to transmit HIV. You are, however, at risk of acquiring other sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia, genital warts and so on. As such, we would strongly recommend that you get a sexual health check-up from either your doctor or sexual health clinic.