Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the CDC website. If my HIV test shows as negative, am I safe to have unprotected sex? For people with HIV, if you have been taking effective HIV treatment and your viral load has been undetectable for 6 months or more, it means you cannot pass the virus on through sex.
Measurement of the amount of virus in a blood sample, reported as number of HIV RNA copies per milliliter of blood plasma. Coombs RW. Reducing your sexual risk external icon. Differences in history of sexual behavior between patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and patients with squamous cell carcinoma at other head and neck sites.
Primary tabs View active tab Preview. A person with HIV can only transmit the virus to another person through the following bodily fluids:. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases ; Whitley RJ.
Anyone who suspects that they have come into contact with the virus recently should take an HIV test right away. A prospective study of pharyngeal gonorrhoea and inconsistent condom receiving oral sex and hiv transmission in Hampshire for oral sex among female brothel-based sex workers in Singapore.
Patel P et al. If undamaged, the tissues of the mouth and throat are thought to be less susceptible to infection than genital or anal tissues, and an enzyme in saliva also acts to inhibit HIV. Whitley RJ. Recently, a case report of HIV transmission through receiving oral sex was reported in the medical literature.
Symptoms To Watch For:. If there are cuts or sores on the fingers or around the vagina or anus, then there is a small risk of acquiring Hepatitis B, HIV and Hepatitis C. Receiving oral sex carries a higher risk of STIS. Individuals can further reduce the already low risk of HIV transmission from oral sex by keeping their male partners from ejaculating in their mouth.
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