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miércoles, 15 de diciembre de 2010

"Is oral sex a risky behavior?

Posted by AliveSociety

Mouth or throat diseases related to sexually transmitted diseases: Oral sex is a risky behavior?


We treat this issue in regards to the case of a patient who came to the clinic with this concern. Currently, part of the population has a sexual behavior that seems risky, given the potential problems that may occur. There is debate about whether or not oral sex is risky behavior.

What kind of diseases can be transmitted through oral contact?
Studies on the risks of oral sex reported that the likelihood of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) transmitted from an HIV+ to HIV- depends on the type of contact. HIV is spread most easily through anal or vaginal sex without protection (ie without a condom) and sharing devices for drug injection. There are reports of people infected with HIV in this way. Other diseases such as  syphilis , herpes and gonorrhea can be transmitted. There are reports of people infected with HIV in this way.

Several studies have attempted to determine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but is difficult to get an accurate information from participants. Since most people not only have oral sex. It is also difficult to point to it as the definitive reason HIV is transmitted. These determination problems are the reason why several studies have reported different levels of risk ranging from less than 1% to about 8%.

According to the results of a survey of newly diagnosed patients in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, oral sex is probably responsible for about 3% of HIV infections in men who have sex with men.

The message to remember from these studies is that oral sex carries a low risk, but real, especially if you have poor oral hygiene (bleeding gums, ulcers, gum disease) or have contact with genital fluids.

Remember
As with all sexual behavior today, the choice of a safe partner is extremely important. The best way to tell if your partner is infected is for both persons to be tested for HIV. If these issues are of interest, write your comment to this article so we can help or guide you with the necessary information.

1 comentario:

  1. I have heard human saliva decreases the possibility of contagious diseases. Is that true?

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