[Question #1738] HIV RISK

44 months ago
Doctor hook... I have done a stupid mistake..  Licked Shaft of Penis for 3 seconds. Is that an hiv risk?
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
44 months ago
Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your question.

Oral sex is safe sex in regard to HIV; transmission is very rare. And undoubtedly zero risk by simply licking penile skin. Don't worry about it and don't get tested.

I hope this has been helpful. Let me know if anything isn't clear.

HHH, MD
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44 months ago
Hi Doctor... Please clear my concerns.. I am panicking out..
I know licking shaft is not a risk.. but what about if precum from the cock dripped and then was on shaft and licked for three seconds. Do you see any HIV
risk? 
I have called Melbourne sextual centre and they have told me absolutely no risk and they dont consider oral sex a risk at all . I have tried to ask them they said abosolutely no risk and they dont recomend testing? I am so scared
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
44 months ago
I agree witih the Melbourne SHC -- which is one of the most expert and respected STD/HIV prevention clinics in the world. You can trust them for sure. Even if someone with HIV came in your mouth, there would be little or no risk of HIV.

If you remain concerned, speak again with the SHC. If your fears continue, maybe you'll need counseling. It isn't normal to remain so fearful after repeated, reasoned, science based reassurance as you have had, both from the SHC and on from me.

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44 months ago
Hi Doctor... Nobody came in my mouth or anything. Its just that i am thinking if precum dripped and i had a small lick will that be a risk? i know its not direct transmission.. Is that a no risk activity for me?

H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
44 months ago
HIV infections are rare after any kind of oral exposure. If it's only one chance in 10,000 for ejaculation in the mouth, what could it possibly be from the minor sort of exposure you're talking about?  Still no risk at all. Believe it, move on, and ignore all those "what if" or "yes but" questions that come into your mind. They will make no diference.

That completes the two follow-up comments and replies included with each question and concludes this thread. Please do not be tempted to return with any more questions about risks associated with this exposure. Repetative questions are discouraged, and it is unlikely there is any additional information that would change our opinions or advice. Thanks for your understanding.

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