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Can you get HIV from giving a rim job?

No. While it may be theoretically possible to get HIV from a rim job, most health experts believe this is safe sex in terms of HIV. Just so you know, there have been no cases reported of HIV transmission through oral-anal sex. Oral-anal sex can, however, transmit shigella, amoeba, giardia, hepatitis A and maybe even syphilis and gonorrhea.

There are vaccinations available so that you can avoid worry about getting hepatitis A and B. Regular STD check-ups are also recommended as a good way to stay healthy.

To your health,
Dr. K

Last modified on Tuesday, June 03, 2008.
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