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Oral Sex and HIV Risk

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This information sheet discusses the risk of HIV infection through oral sex. It defines oral sex and notes that although the risk of transmitting HIV through oral sex is much lower than that of anal or vaginal sex, oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other STDs. It lists factors that may increase the risk of HIV transmission, discusses transmission of other STDs and other infections through oral sex, and ways of reducing the risk of getting HIV from oral sex.

HIV Among African American Gay and Bisexual Men

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This information sheet states that African American gay and bisexual men had the highest number of new HIV infections in 2010 compared to other gay and bisexual men and is the group, particularly the younger men, most affected by HIV. It provides statistics on new HIV infections for 2010, on HIV and AIDS diagnoses 2011, and a graph showing estimated incidence of HIV infection among men who have sex with men by race/ethnicity and age of infection, 2010, United States.


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