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Safer sex with someone who is HIV positive
Can I have sex with someone who is positive and not catch HIV? | Q and A | HIV i-Base
Oral sex is sex that involves the mouth and the penis, vagina, or anus butt hole. Some other words for different kinds of oral sex are "blow job," "giving head," "going down on," "eating out," "sucking," "cunnilingus," or "rimming. There are a few known cases of people getting HIV from giving oral sex licking or sucking. There are no known cases of someone getting HIV from receiving oral sex being licked or sucked. Experts believe that oral sex without protection is less risky than other kinds of sex, but all agree that it is possible to get HIV from giving oral sex to an HIV-infected partner without protection, especially if the HIV-infected partner ejaculates in the mouth. Certain factors, such as the presence of any cuts or sores in the mouth, are thought to increase the riskiness of oral sex.
Safe Sex and Condoms
According to the National Institutes of Health NIH , practicing safe sex involves the following: Use barrier protection for both vaginal and anal intercourse Withdraw the penis prior to climax and ejaculate outside the partner Avoid all low- and high-risk sexual activity, even with protection. Some sexual behaviors have never been connected to transmission of HIV. Dry kissing kissing that does not involve the tongues or contact with mucous membranes inside the mouth and touching are not routes of transmission. These are considered no-risk behaviors.
Related: All topics , HIV transmission. Even without a condom, the risk from a single exposure is less than, for example, 1 in The actual risk becoming infected varies depending on many factors.