What are my chances of getting an STD?

Know risks of what you can get if your partner is Infected.
Performing Oral Sex - on a Woman
HPV (warts)
Receiving Oral Sex - Man
Receiving Oral Sex - Woman
Oral-Anal Sex
CampylobacterHepatitis A
Following safe sex activities and practices listed below may also protect you from getting a STD
  • Kissing, mutual masturbation, and frottage or dry humping are considered safer sex activities, with little to no risk of STD transmission.
  • Oral sex is considered low risk in terms of getting HIV. There is no risk of getting HIV from receiving oral sex (that is, having your penis in someone else’s mouth). There is very little risk of getting HIV from giving oral sex, but having cuts or sores in your mouth, gum disease, having an STD in your throat, or recent dental work increases your risk.
  • Condom use reduces transmission risk even further. Using latex condoms significantly reduces the risk of contracting STDs during anal, vaginal and oral sex.
  • Washing hands and the genital area thoroughly before and after oral-anal sex reduces the risk of transmission of most of the listed STDs and conditions.

Get in touch

If you recently tested positive for HIV or syphilis and have questions, or need help finding HIV care, please contact LINCS. Call 415-487-5520 and leave a confidential message so we can help you get medication and answer any questions.