For a complete listing of our most recent conference coverage, click here. From a public health perspective at a population level, oral sex is a lower risk activity and the promotion of it on a population level could result in fewer HIV infections. Having said that, though, while biologically plausible, I think it would be very unlikely. What about hormone therapy for transgender people or post-menopausal women? But if you are using a condom or have an undetectable viral load or know your partner is on PrEP, it may seem irrelevant. On an individual level, again, I think it's easy enough to say, "You know, the least risky thing you can do that's penetrative is to have fellatio and not let your partner ejaculate in your mouth. It's a relatively rare event.
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There are a couple of options and let's sort of push it to the extremes. At a press conference discussing the findings, Susan P. Sharing needles for injecting drugs had a risk of 63 per 10, exposures, while the risk from needle-sticks was 23 per 10, So you can estimate a person's risk as a product of these various types of risks. Due to the difficulties of calculating this risk, these studies have produced a wide range of numbers. Or out of exposures, you might get infected once.
July 8, Page last updated: These are all hypothesized. I'm going to conclude with the HOT study in which, again, we interview men who we screen and rescreen to ascertain that, in fact, their only risk is oral sex. The bottom line though, is still that this suggests a series of cases in which HIV infection, we think pretty strongly, occurred through oral sex, or that was the most plausible route of transmission in this cohort. The analysis that I worked on was with data for people who were multiply exposed, to try to use multivariate methods essentially to tease out some estimate of the risk of fellatio with ejaculation Slide 3. At this level, it cannot be transmitted to another person. This is also linked with disease progression , as individuals experiencing acute recent infection or late-stage disease have higher viral loads