For services worldwide, please use aidsmap's e-atlas. If you don't have HIV and you are performing oral sex on someone who does have HIV, you are at more risk of acquiring HIV if you have cuts, sores or abrasions in your mouth or on your gums. There have been no documented cases of someone acquiring HIV through receiving cunnilingus from someone living with HIV. This partly because condoms make oral sex so much less pleasurable for both partners and are more intrusive for oral compared to vaginal or anal sex. They are likely to be highest around the time of menstruation having your periodwhen HIV-bearing cells shed from the cervix are most likely to be found in vaginal fluid, along with blood. There are no cases of people catching HIV from receiving oral sex from a person who has blood in there mouth. If your viral load was undetectable on treatment, the risk would be zero for all types of sex.
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Can I get HIV from oral?
I am HIV positive and have a low viral load under and am not yet on medication. Using a barrier like a condom or dental dam during oral sex can further reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, other STDs, and hepatitis. For any further information please contact us via the website, e-mail or through the treatment information phoneline Mon-Wed pm. We are not able to acknowledge receipt of emails. Using a condom or a dental dam will help protect you from STIs. What is "viral load"? Delivery of care Task shifting UK health services Palliative care Epidemiology Clinical trials Government, leadership and policy Activism Pharmaceutical industry Finance and funding Global health initiatives Access to medicines and treatment Generic medicines Retention and linkage to care Achieving the target Conference announcements and declarations.