Can Ingest Sperm Cause HIV Infection?

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Hello doctor, can swallowing sperm transmit HIV virus? (in this case there are no mouth sores)

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Hello Dicky, thank you for asking.


As is well known by ordinary people, that the HIV virus is a virus that attacks the human immune system as a whole, and is transmitted through:

All forms of sexual relations, including vaginal, anal, oral, and same-sex. The act of frequently changing partners, having sex with commercial sex workers, as well as same-sex relationships, increases the risk of HIV transmission.
Blood transmission, both on transfusions (although this is very rare now), organ transplants (also rare), use of used and changing needles and syringes (often on drug users and unhygienic tattooing), use of tools others that are sharp and may hurt, alternately (for example, shaving whiskers).
Vertical transmission of mother to fetus.

Swallowing semen after ejaculation, is said to not increase the risk of contracting HIV. This only applies if a person is sure that there are no injuries to the walls of the digestive tract. You can be sure that there are no sores in the mouth, but no one can be sure there are no injuries to the digestive tract after the mouth, namely the pharynx, larynx, esophagus, and stomach. Therefore, even though it is low, there is still a risk of HIV transmission due to oral sex and swallowing sperm.


Please consult with your doctor through the VCT program at the nearest clinic, health center, or hospital. The doctor will suggest the type of HIV test needed, interpret the test results privately, and provide education about prevention and treatment.


Hopefully this information can add to your insight. Regards.

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