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    Unprotected oral sex
    edinburgh007 posted:
    I received oral sex from a commercial sex worker and I am not sure about her status, I am confused with some facts that have been said here and else where

    I understand there is a theoretical risk of 1 in 10000 for the person performing the oral sex *sucking*
    And I understand that there is no real risk for the receiving partner the one *being sucked*

    but in this community you say that there is a risk of .5 to 1 for giving and receiving????? which is confusing me and other people.

    Many Drs and HIV specialists in the US and UK have told me that the only theoretical risk of oral sex is for the person performing, giving the oral sex to an HIV pos partner because of the fluids getting inside the mouth...
    georgiagail responded:
    What we say is there is .5 to 1 per 10,000 exposures regarding oral sex (both receiving and giving).

    Is there really a concern regarding .5 to 1 per 10,000 exposures????

    edinburgh007 replied to georgiagail's response:
    Thanks Gail
    Do you think I need testing for this situation? after you have told me there is a risk for receiving oral sex.
    Can I have sex with my wife?
    Thanks again for your time answering my questions
    I really thought there was no risk for receiving oral sex
    georgiagail replied to edinburgh007's response:
    The "receiving" part is the one that carries the .5 per 10,000 exposures and this involves a partner who is known to carry the virus. Your risk would be even less than this since you cannot confirm your partners status.

    Is testing needed for this situation? No....unless by doing so it eases your concerns over this incredibly miniscule risk.

    Can you have unprotected sex with your wife? Yes.

    edinburgh007 replied to georgiagail's response:
    Cheers Gail
    I really appreciate your quick response, its all clear too me now.
    Its great to have such information given by professional people like yourself. You do a great job.. keep up the good work.
    I am confident i havent got HIV through my oral sex experience
    Thanks again and have a good day

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