If any of these applies, you may consider refraining from performing oral sex to reduce your of exposure to HIV. Avoid vaginal oral sex when a woman is menstruating having her period or cycle to prevent contact with blood Take care of your mouth. Some people use plastic food wrap as a barrier. First of all my thanks to everyone at i-Base! Put some water-based lube on one side of the dental dam, or a condom that has been cut open. You can read some of our other articles to learn more about the relative risk of different types of sexual behavior. I guess it all relates to the level of risk someone is willing to accept so I was hoping you might have some data e. This, together with the evidence that undetectable viral load prevents transmission has dramatically changed more discussions about HIV risk. Oral sex is "low risk" in terms of getting HIV. To find an ASO in your area, click here. When HIV is spread, it is difficult to tell if it was the oral sex or another, more risky sexual activity that was responsible for transmitting HIV. Remember, while the chance of getting infected with HIV from oral sex is very low, you can easily get other STIs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia. Every day, we provide free prevention and care services to people in hard-hit neighborhoods—and advocate for them to public officials—because we can envision the day when we beat HIV. Then stretch the dam or condom over the vulva or anus with the lubed side facing down. HIV cannot be spread through saliva spit. The take home message is that oral sex may, under certain circumstances, carry a small but real risk of HIV transmission. For services worldwide, please use AIDSmap's e-atlas.