Though the risk of HIV transmission through oral sex is low, several factors may increase that risk, including sores in the mouth or vagina or on the penis, bleeding gums, oral contact with menstrual blood, and the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases STDs. Cancel Continue.
Heterosexual patients of both sexes were more likely than MSM to expose their main partners to HIV and to report no casual non-concordant, unprotected sex in that period, a finding not reported in similar studies Golden et al. AIDS Care. We did not examine the factor of commercial sex, because in Croatia, sex work and purchasing sex among MSM are uncommon Stulhofer et al.
Higher income and being on ART for a shorter time had a somewhat less pronounced but still significant association with risky sexual behavior among MSM.
Thus, it has become increasingly important to gather information about factors associated with high-risk sexual behavior among persons with HIV infection and to develop interventions to prevent the spread of HIV to their uninfected partners.
HIV is transmitted through seminal and vaginal fluids, including menstrual fluids. The majority of men in our study was younger than 44 years, considered their health to be good to excellent, and reported no serious health problems in the past month Table 1. This could also happen if infected fluid from a woman gets into the mouth of her partner during oral sex.
Some percentages do not add up to due to missing values. The 35 women knew their HIV status longer for about 7 years. Read the answers to more questions about sexual health. They were asked whether they felt uncomfortable discussing sex with an attending physician and if they would like to discuss sex more often with their physician in the future.
Risk of Other Infections Other STDs, such as syphilis, herpes, gonorrhea and chlamydia, can be transmitted during oral sex.
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Sexually transmitted diseases enhance HIV transmission: No longer a hypothesis. Latex barriers and medicines to prevent and treat HIV can further reduce the very low risk of getting HIV from oral sex. Groups with interval variables not normally distributed were compared using the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney U-test.