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What is the chance of getting hiv from an infected partner

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What is the chance of getting hiv from an infected partner through oral sex (receiving oral sex)?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

receiving oral sex is about a 1 in 10,000 chance of contracting HIV if your partner is infected.

Dr. David :

see here

Dr. David :

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5402a1.htm#tab1

Customer:

Thanks. I've got a white spot on the underside of my tongue. what could that be? is it an std?

Customer:

it has been there for 2 years now....

Dr. David :

no, that is not an STD.

Dr. David :

most likely normal if it has been there for 2 years.

Dr. David :

do you smoke or use oral tobacco?

Customer:

no i don't smoke or use tobacco.

Customer:

i get tonsilitis quite often. is the white spot related to this?

Customer:

also, i have a few bumps on the back of my tongue...

Customer:

is this related to the white spot / bump?

Customer:

the white spot is directly on the underside of the tongue.

Customer:

thanks

Dr. David :

I don't think the white bump is related to your tonsilitis.

Dr. David :

that is in a different part of your mouth.

Dr. David :

I think it is a normal white spot for you.

Dr. David :

have you shown it to your doctors?

Dr. David :

I can't see it.

Customer:

no i haven't shown it to a doctor. what about the bumps at the back of the tongue?

Customer:

i get quite a few soar throats

Customer:

sore throats

Customer:

what could it be?

Dr. David :

could be from acid reflux.

Dr. David :

acid reflux is common to cause sore throat

Dr. David :

there are normal taste buds in the back of the throat.

Dr. David :

which can look like bumps on the tongue and back of the throat.

Customer:

oh, i didn't realize that

Customer:

thanks

Customer:

i was wooried that the white bump / spot could be cancerous or an std!!

Customer:

was really worried about it lately

Customer:

a friend of mine lost his wife to cancer (she was 36) last year

Dr. David :

don't let your anxiety get out of control.

Dr. David :

I see.

Customer:

so i've been worried about these bumps etc

Dr. David :

show the white spot to your doctor

Dr. David :

I bet it will be fine.

Customer:

should i show it to a doctor or my denist?

Dr. David :

either one is fine

Customer:

also, sometimes the white bump / spot gets inflamed...

Customer:

- gets larger

Customer:

from time to time.

Customer:

should i be worried?

Customer:

or is it a natural occurance?

Dr. David :

it sounds like a natural occurrence

Dr. David :

but show it to your doctor or dentist.

Customer:

i have an appointment with a dentist i a week or so

Customer:

i'll show it to him

Customer:

fingers crossed

Customer:

!!

Dr. David :

I'm sure you will do fine

Dr. David :

good luck

Dr. David :

if done, please leave positive feedback below

Dr. David :

let me know what the dentist says

Customer:

thanks

Dr. David :

thanks for using JustAnswer.cmo

Customer:

i will leave great feedback

Dr. David :

thanks.

Customer:

i'll let you know what the dentist says

Dr. David :

thanks.

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Excellent service from Dr. David. 10/10

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
thanks for that.

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