HIV Prevention Community
HIV Transmission question
About This Community:

A place to get help from others in assessing your risk of HIV, getting advice about HIV testing or the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

HIV Transmission question

I am not posting this question to question my "no risk" encounter. I just want to help ease my anxiety by learning about how HIV transmission could take place in oral sex.

I understand that HIV is transmitted from one person to another through either blood, semen, pre-cum or through mother's milk to baby.

Since my anxiety is specifically in insertive oral sex, I want to understand why it is a no risk situation. So for the insertive partner to be infected, there first needs to be blood in the giver's mouth and there needs to be enough blood so that the saliva is not able to neutralize it in time before it gets to the urethra. Now if blood gets to the penis opening, what else has to happen for transmission to complete? Does there need to be blood with virus still intact only and that virus gets soaked into the opening's membrane?
And how much blood would be needed in order for this kind of transmission to occur?
Also, what if the giver has very little saliva and is not able to neutralize the virus? How much saliva is needed to keep the act "safe"?
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar m tn
* Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusively negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to action by MedHelp. Conclusively negative results or a no-risk situation will be based upon the criteria established by MedHelp’s doctors. Action will be taken as follows:
    * After excessive posting, a warning will be issued by MedHelp
    * Continuing to post regarding the negative result / no risk situation will result in a 3 day suspension
    * Continuing to post upon your return will result in a permanent ban.
Blank
Avatar m tn
Dear medhelp admins, I am not questioning a no-risk situation at all. I am just trying to understand the mechanics of how transmission could theoretically could take place. For the sake of the forum rules, I accept that oral sex is a no-risk situation and I am not trying to question that. I want to understand the details of the mechanics of transmission, even hypothetical so that I can understand how impossible it really is.
Blank
Avatar m tn
If you accepted that it wasn't a risk you'd be doing something other than posting questions about it.

If you really need to know more, read Nursegirl's journal.
Blank
4306370 tn?1359179266
Saliva inhibits the transmission of HIV...oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and is more of a theoretical risk than an actual one..this is due to the ultra conservative fear based education and knowledge that we are receiving these days..if oral sex was a genuine risk a lot of people would get HIV.. The doctors in the medical forum would tell you that the odds are 1 in 10000 and it means you could possibly get struck by lightning than contract HIV from oral sex and that too from a single exposure!! It just doesn't happen!
Blank
480448 tn?1426952138
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
HIV Prevention Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top HIV Answerers
370181 tn?1428180348
Blank
RubyWitch
Arlington, WA
Avatar m tn
Blank
alderick84
Bogotá, Colombia
366749 tn?1370585676
Blank
diver58
Karachi, Pakistan
3191940 tn?1447272317
Blank
CurfewX
1508374 tn?1380812110
Blank
BeStrong_
Greece
13276481 tn?1451150367
Blank
iommi
NJ