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Transmission from non-humans to humans. The majority of HIV researchers agree that HIV evolved at some point from the closely related simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), and that SIV or HIV (post mutation) was transferred from non-human primates to humans in the recent past (as a type of nosis).
Can I get HIV from a blowjob? From giving head? From getting a BJ? Or from swallowing semen?. Oral sex is “low risk” in terms of getting HIV. There is no transmission risks for receiving oral sex.
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Safer-Sex Methods: HIV InSite Knowledge Base Chapter December 2003; Content reviewed January 2006: Tim Lane, PhD, MPH, University of California San Francisco Herminia Palacio, MD, MPH, Harris County Health Department, Houston, Texas
This section talks about the risk of HIV transmission by oral sex.
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FAST FACTS. You can only get HIV through certain bodily fluids of an infected person (e.g. blood, semen, breast milk). HIV can be transmitted during unprotected sex; through sharing injecting equipment; from mother-to-baby during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding; and through contaminated blood transfusions.
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The chance that an HIV-negative person will get HIV from oral sex with an HIV-positive partner is extremely low. Oral sex involves putting the mouth on the penis (fellatio), vagina (cunnilingus), or anus (anilingus).