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Health Information For Teens
If a person who is infected with HIV gives a partner oral sex, can the partner become infected with HIV? – Dan
Yes. Although rare, it is possible to transmit
through giving and receiving oral sex.
When someone with HIV gives oral sex, the virus can go from small (sometimes not visible) cuts or sores in the mouth into the uninfected person’s body through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis where sperm comes out), vagina, or anus. When someone with HIV receives oral sex, the virus can enter the other person’s body when semen (cum) or vaginal fluids get into the mouth.
If either partner also has another STD (like herpes, gonorrhea, or chlamydia), it increases the chance of HIV infection even more.
Placing a protective barrier between the mouth and genitals can lower the chances of HIV infection both when giving and receiving oral sex. Guys should always wear a latex condom (or polyurethane if one partner is allergic to latex). Girls should put a dental dam or plastic food wrapping as a barrier over the genitals.
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These hotlines are managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
These free numbers will give you easy-to-understand information about HIV and AIDS and referrals to clinics and support groups. All the information they provide is anonymous and confidential.
This site from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America has information on relationships and sexual health for teens.
Answers to frequently asked questions about AIDS testing and information on finding an HIV testing site near you.
This media campaign designed to get young people to talk with their health care providers and partners about the importance of getting tested for sexually transmitted diseases.
Information and resources on HIV/AIDS in the United States.
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to preventing sexually transmitted diseases and offers hotlines for prevention and control of STDs.
Before you consider having sex, you need to know how to protect yourself. Read this article to find out how condoms work – and how well they protect against pregnancy and STDs.
Some people – even those who are having sex – are embarrassed by the topic of condoms. Here are some tips for talking about condoms with your partner.
Often the only way to know if someone is infected with HIV is through testing. Here are the facts on what’s involved in getting tested — and who should get tested for HIV and why.
There’s lots of misinformation out there about STDs. We set the record straight on 5 of the most common myths.
AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, is a disease where the body is unable to fight off many infectious diseases as it normally could. Find out how AIDS is spread and how to protect yourself against it.
Find out what the experts have to say.
You know you should talk about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) before the action starts, but if you’re like most people the thought of having “the talk” makes you completely nervous. Welcome to STD Chat 101.
There is no cure for AIDS, which is why prevention is so important. Get the facts on HIV/AIDS, as well as how it affects the body and is treated, in this article.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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