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Can I get hiv from receiving oral sex? (fellatio)

Can you contract hiv from getting a blow job?
It is important to discuss this with your primary care doctor. HIV is transferred from the exchange of body fluids such as semen or blood. HIV can be transmitted through sexual intercourse. The skin in the vagina wall is thin and vascular. During sex, there could be micro tears which allow the HIV virus to enter the blood stream. Men could also have micro tears on their penis and could also be susceptible to getting HIV from the vaginal fluids. During oral sex, there could be a risk of HIV transmission but it is not as high as sexual intercourse. The risks are higher in oral sex if there are open sores and bleeding gums during oral sex. The risks are also higher if a guy ejaculates inside the mouth. To minimize these risks, you can use a condom for sexual intercourse and oral sex. You should make an appointment with your primary care doctor to get checked for sexually transmitted diseases (STD). HIV is only one STD. If you are sexually active, you should get tested for the others such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes and syphilis. The bacteria STD's can be treated with antibiotics; however, the viruses cannot be cured but there are treatments to control it.
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