Email 522: Oral Sex, STD's and HIV

Posted by Pozziepinoy on 6:23 PM

Gud pm. 

Mr. Pozzie ask ko lang po. Nakipag oral sex po ako sa ta0ng nakilala ko sa txt. Pagkatapos po nun. May nararamdaman po ako na kakaiba. 

My questions are; 1. Aside po sa hiv ano pong std ang makukuha sa oral sex? 2. May tumubo po na white something na kumakapit sa lalamunan ko at palaging nagkakar0on ng singaw sa mouth ko minsan feeling ko lumiit yung butas ng lalamunan ko kaya minsan nahihirapan ako makalun0k ng pagkain sign b to ng sti? 3 May gamot po b ang std? 4. May tumutobo na butlig sa groin ko pero d naman po masakit sign b 2 ng tulo? 5. What if d po magamot ang std magiging hiv ba ito? 6. Last po lagi po ak0ng inaantok at napapagod at madali ak0ng kapitan ng sakit 2lad ng sip0n at ubo yun pa ang sign ng std o hiv? 

Nagkakasakit na po ako sa kakaisip sana ma2longan u ako Thanks po



Good afternoon.

Mr. Pozzie, I would like to ask some questions. I had an oral sex with a person I met in text. After that, I felt something different. 

My questions are:
1. Aside from HIV, what STD's can I get from Ooral sex?
2. A whitish film developed on my throat and I always have mouth sores and I feel that the throat is getting narrower that is why it is hard for me to swallow food. Are these signs of STI's?
3. Are there medicines for STI's?
4. I have rashes in my groin but they are not painful. Are they signs of gonorrhoea?
5. What if the STD won't get cured. Can they lead to HIV?
6. I am always sleepy, get tired easily and catch colds and cough frequently. Are they signs of HIV or STD?

I am getting sick of thinking about it. I hope you can help me. Thank you.



Hi juzt20.

Thank you for your email.

With oral sex, you can get different STD's. Let me answer your questions by reading from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website:

Oral Sex Is Not Risk Free
Like all sexual activity, oral sex carries some risk of HIV transmission when one partner is known to be infected with HIV, when either partner’s HIV status is not known, and/or when one partner is not monogamous or injects drugs. Even though the risk of transmitting HIV through oral sex is much lower than that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex altogether or having sex only with a mutually monogamous, uninfected partner are the only ways that individuals can be completely protected from the sexual transmission of HIV. However, by using condoms or other barriers between the mouth and genitals, individuals can reduce their risk of contracting HIV or another STD through oral sex.
Oral Sex is a Common Practice
Oral sex involves giving or receiving oral stimulation (i.e., sucking or licking) to the penis, the vagina, and/or the anus. Fellatio is the technical term used to describe oral contact with the penis. Cunnilingus is the technical term which describes oral contact with the vagina. Anilingus (sometimes called “rimming”) refers to oral-anal contact. Studies indicate that oral sex is commonly practiced by sexually active male-female and same-gender couples of various ages, including adolescents. Although there are only limited national data about how often adolescents engage in oral sex, some data suggest that many adolescents who engage in oral sex do not consider it to be “sex;” therefore they may use oral sex as an option to experience sex while still, in their minds, remaining abstinent. Moreover, many consider oral sex to be a safe or no-risk sexual practice. In a national survey of teens conducted for The Kaiser Family Foundation, 26% of sexually active 15- to 17-year-olds surveyed responded that one “cannot become infected with HIV by having unprotected oral sex,” and an additional 15% didn’t know whether or not one could become infected in that manner.
Oral Sex and the Risk of HIV Transmission
The risk of HIV transmission from an infected partner through oral sex is much less than the risk of HIV transmission from anal or vaginal sex. Measuring the exact risk of HIV transmission as a result of oral sex is very difficult. Additionally, because most sexually active individuals practice oral sex in addition to other forms of sex, such as vaginal and/or anal sex, when transmission occurs, it is difficult to determine whether or not it occurred as a result of oral sex or other more risky sexual activities. Finally, several co-factors may increase the risk of HIV transmission through oral sex, including: oral ulcers, bleeding gums, genital sores, and the presence of other STDs. What is known is that HIV has been transmitted through fellatio, cunnilingus, and anilingus.
Other STDs Can Also Be Transmitted From Oral Sex
In addition to HIV, other STDs can be transmitted through oral sex with an infected partner. Examples of these STDs include herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, genital warts (HPV), intestinal parasites (amebiasis), and hepatitis A.
Oral Sex and Reducing the Risk of HIV Transmission
The consequences of HIV infection are life-long. If treatment is not initiated in a timely manner, HIV can be extremely serious and life threatening. However, there are steps you can take to lower the risk of getting HIV from oral sex.
Generally, the use of a physical barrier during oral sex can reduce the risk of transmission of HIV and other STDs. A latex or plastic condom may be used on the penis to reduce the risk of oral-penile transmission. If your partner is a female, a cut-open condom or a dental dam can be used between your mouth and the vagina. Similarly, regardless of the sex of your partner, if your mouth will come in contact with your partner’s anus, a cut-open condom or dental dam can be used between your mouth and the anus.
At least one scientific article has suggested that plastic food wrap may be used as a barrier to protect against herpes simplex virus during oral-vaginal or oral-anal sex. However, there are no data regarding the effectiveness of plastic food wrap in decreasing transmission of HIV and other STDs in this manner and it is not manufactured or approved by the FDA for this purpose.
Now when it comes to your other questions, first and foremost you need to go to an infectious disease doctor to have yourself checked and be prescribed with different lab tests to detect what kind of infection (s) you really have and be given with the appropriate treatment. Some STD's, once you have them, will be with you permanently but with medicines , like HIV, they also can be "tamed" and won't hurt you anymore. STD's however, don't become HIV. They are different disease entities and won't be transformed either way. Your symptoms can be anything but the best advice that I can give you is for you to go and seek consultation with an infectious disease doctor ASAP. The internet is wide source of information, but an expert advice from an ID doctor will give you the best solution to your concerns. Stop thinking anymore and instead act now and get treatment. You will just prolong the agony, aggravate your condition and make you feel depressed if you won't seek consult.
I hope I was able to answer your concerns. Feel free to email me again if you have other questions.

Stay healthy,

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