This represents over 5, acts of oral sex, and preliminary infectivity estimates based on certain assumptions suggest an upper bound of less than what Eric published, which is 0. So I wouldn't take away from the SIV models what the relative risks of various types of exposure are, but I would say that infection clearly occurs. Select the links below for additional material related to oral sex. Similarly, if they were exposed to cum through oral sex, would we offer them PEP? I guess it all relates to the level of risk someone is willing to accept so I was hoping you might have some data e. So it's a time during the AIDS epidemic when people were extremely scared, frightened, appropriately so.
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And conversely, Jeff can perhaps comment on the rates that we're seeing right now of oral gonorrhea in the city in gay men, but they're relatively high. Can I get HIV from a blowjob? You should also review the chapter on oral sex in the archives of this forum. It is important to emphasize that a person could become infected from having unprotected sex once or a person could have unprotected sex many times and not become infected, regardless of how low or high the risk per exposure is. Information on how risky certain types of unprotected sex are compared to others may help people make more informed decisions about the type of sex they are having.
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Several reports suggest that people have acquired HIV through oral sexual activity in rare instances. This means that an average of one transmission occurred for every 71 exposures. We really need cases to measure the effect of cofactors. The Well Project created Aryah Lester. I hope I have answered all of your questions but please do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything else. So I'm not entirely a believer in the SIV model vis-a-vis transmission routes. And I agree with Jeff that the goal from a public health standpoint is really to try to move people away from the highest risk sexual practices but I think that you want to do that by giving people all of the information, not just part of the information.
Hep C has not been transmitted via kissing. So it has always been a concern. So why don't we start by reviewing what those datasets. Two of them reported there was at least some period in which they were "blacked out" in which they don't know of any other exposure but since we couldn't really rule out some other exposure, we took those people also out of this group of possible oral sex transmission. No excuse as protection should have been used though alcohol was a definite factor here If your partner was on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that had driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels for a considerable period of time, this would significantly decrease the risk of HIV transmission, but not completely eliminate it.