Can the HIV virus be transmitted if one gives oral sex while having mouth ulcers? Can you please elaborate on that?Dec 26, 2014
Dr. Karim Farah Pulmonology
HIV's transmission occurs by body fluids exchange including semen, vaginal secretions, blood, ... however the transmission depend on the viral load (# of virus/ ml). oral sex has lower risk of HIV transmission however having a wound, bleed or ulcer in the oral mucosa will increase the risk for HIV transmission whether the donor or the recipient. so one must be careful and always use protection!
Dr. Faysal El Kak Obstetrics & Gynecology
any risk of getting sperm to blood is a red warning to infection