Oral Sex

We all know that there is no risk of pregnancy from oral sex, but not many are aware that it can result in sexually transmitted infections or diseases, including HIV. Skin to skin contact with genitals or vaginal or penile secretions can spread infections. Apart from HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, and HPV can also spread through oral sex.

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Can chapped lips increase the risk of HIV transmission?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been scheduled for minor surgery, prior to which I have been advised few routine investigations, including HIV. Though I have always practiced safe sex throughout by using a condom, there have been a few instances (3-4 times) where I have practiced cunnilingus (licked my partner's...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency syndrome) by oral sex or by the acts mentioned is almost nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the oral cavity. You are confirming that you did not have any oral wounds. You can go ahead with the HIV antibo...  Read Full »

Does HIV transmit through oral sex with multiple partners?

Query: Hi doctor, Before a month, I had oral sex with a woman. The woman told me that she does not have any STIs. After a week, I got tested for HIV and it was negative. After that, I started to have ear pain and throat pain. I had a positive result for COVID-19. But now, I have bad pain in my jaw and thr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushma Shah

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not good to have multiple partners. There is a reduced chance for you to have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) through oral sex. You have not mentioned whether you have done protected sex or unprotected sex. You can have a seasonal sore throat. You have a least ...  Read Full »

Can oral sex with an erupting wisdom tooth result in HIV infection?

Query: Hi doctor,Can I get HIV from oral sex by swallowing saliva and from the cut present near the wisdom tooth? My partner does not have any other symptoms and we had sex once with a condom.   Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infections can occur through oral sex when the partner has a wound in the mouth or throat. There is a possible means. You have not mentioned the incident. If it has happened recently, a PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) therapy can be ta...  Read Full »

Can oral sex result in transmission of HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel depressed. I had physical contact before two years. I did oral sex and I received oral sex. After two years, I tested for HIV using ELISA, HIV duo, and ICT method. All the results were negative. I do not have any further exposure. Please tell me whether I am safe from HIV? Does tw...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will definitely resolve it. You do not need to be stressed anymore. HIV duo test tests for P24 antigen as well as antibodies to HIV 1 (human immunodeficiency virus) and 2. The accuracy of this test is ninety-nine percent after three months of...  Read Full »

How does a genital wart look like?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you tell me if this is genital warts or not?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there only one lesion? Please tell me about your sexual history. Since when it appeared? Yes, it is a wart. Genital warts have various clinical variants like small papular, cauliflower-like, sessile, flat-topped papules or plaques, etc. Sometimes it can be associ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to have oral sex with a popped pimple on the lips?

Query: Hello doctor, I popped a pimple on my lip, and I want to have oral sex. Will I catch anything if I have oral sex? It does not bleed, but when I applied spirit, it burns. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your partner is healthy and does not have any disease, such as sexually transmitted infection or HIV, then you will not have anything. But if he/she has some infection or itching, then there are chances that you might get it. If you want to have oral sex and avo...  Read Full »

Are tridot test results reliable after 5 months of exposure?

Query: Hello doctor, I had oral sex with an unknown woman for 4-5 seconds but then got scared and got away. I do not know her HIV status. I got a negative test on the seventh day and 158th day (5 months 10 days), which is also negative. I do not have any other exposure after that and in these five months....  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You just had oral sex for 4 seconds and no intercourse at all. So you do not have any risk of HIV transmission as per history. However, it is good that you had done an investigation for HIV. Any HIV test after three months of exposure rules out HIV conclusively. You...  Read Full »

Please answer my questions about oral sex.

Query: I am sorry for the abundance of questions but I am trying to fit as many questions as I can in this one message. ( Assume all questions about oral sex are done without a dental dam in place). 1. If both partners are clean, can you get an STI from your partner during oral sex? 2. For oral sex, what ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arun R Kaushik

Microbiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, answering the questions, 1. If both partners are clean, can you get an STI from your partner during oral sex? Usually no chance but difficult to predict 2. For oral sex, what diseases or negative side effects ( discluding std/stis) could come about as a result of oral sex? Usually sti are co...  Read Full »

How accurate is the Tridot test result after 160 days of exposure?

Query: Hello doctor, I had oral sex with my partner for 4-5 seconds, then I got scared and got away. And no sexual intercourse. I did not have any symptoms like fever, sore throat, oral thrush, etc. I got tested after seven days and after 160 days Tridot test. Both came negative (Tridot was nonreactive on...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chances of transmission of HIV by the given description are almost nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the contact area. HIV antibodies test (here Tridot) is negative after three months of exposure is conclusive. You are free from HIV provided there is no furt...  Read Full »

Can urethritis cause a tingling sensation and penile discomfort?

Query: Hi doctor, I think I have some urethritis. I have penile discomfort and a tingling or shivering sensation running down the underside of my penis. It started around two weeks after receiving unprotected oral sex (only). I have been tested twice, two weeks after the symptoms began, and four weeks afte...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can be urethritis, as you mentioned, or can be prostatitis. It needs prolonged antibiotic therapy to prevent relapse. I recommend the following regimen: Tablet Septra DS (Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim) twice a week for four weeks, followed by once a day for...  Read Full »

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