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swallowing sperm and HIV

Hi,

I always use protection during anal sex both active and passive. There is however a practice which is very difficult for me not to do and which is swallowing sperm. I would like however to be on the absolute safe side. Do you recommend to me to stop doing it?
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1076192 tn?1270945528
Doctors on the expert forum consider oral sex as a no risk exposure. It includes swallowing semen.

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thanks for your answer. To be frank with you this is not the first time I hear that. However many others tell me it's risky even AIDS prevention groups. Do not know what to think. Why is there no unanymous answer to that?
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1163575 tn?1339478617
you cant get hiv by swallowing sperm
the alimentary tract has got many enzymes which will inactivate the virus if present in the sperm that you swallow
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