Oral Sex and HIV Risk
Oral sex can be even more risky if there are any sores in a person's mouth, bleeding gums, genital sores, or the presence of other STDs. Both males and females can get infected by giving or receiving oral sex.
In addition to HIV, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, genital warts (HPV), intestinal parasites (amebiasis), and hepatitis A can all be transmitted through oral sex with an infected partner.
To protect yourself use a barrier - a latex or plastic condom may be used on the penis, or cut open a condom or use a dental dam placed between a mouth and vagina. Like all safer sex, the goal is to avoid exchanging body fluids known to carry HIV - semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, and blood.