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can i et HIV from precum?

By Anonymous October 9, 2011 - 12:58pm
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My boyfriend's ex girlfriend was born wth HIV and neer told him til after she got pregnant. He ended up getting it from her. well long story short h is on NO medication for it. Wehad always used potection and i get kinda nervous to go down on him but when i do i always stop as soon as i get the first little taste of precum. I get tested evry 6weeks and i just started feeling like i have the flu thelast 3 days. I dont ever get sick so cold this mean ive been infected?

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...so far it would seem that you will have to get tested to be sure.

January 14, 2014 - 6:09pm
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Yes you can get exposed to HIV from precum.

September 14, 2013 - 6:44am
EmpowHER Guest

i am tested HIV negative twice. I had sex with a lady i'm not too sure if she doesn't have HIV. we had sex but didn't cum. I'm not too sure if i precum. i had to release sperm manually but i heard the lady releasing gums. Will i get HIV.

April 2, 2013 - 5:29am
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Yes you can get exposed to HIV through precum. Here are the ways of exposer
semen or precum
vaginal fluid
breast milk
other body fluids containing blood
I would recommend getting tested and keeping your self protected at all times. Hope this helps you.

March 9, 2013 - 6:09am

Make sure you do not brush your teeth before have oral sex, also make sure you have no open sores or bleeding gums. Because that is consider another opening to the body.
I would recommend that you start using dental dams which can be use for oral sex. That way you can stay safe.

October 10, 2011 - 9:03am
EmpowHER Guest

I really need to get my boyfriend to get on medication for it. But i'm afraid to push the issue. What should i say to him? And should we be using protection while i give him oral also? and thank you for your answer it helped me feel a little more at ease.

October 9, 2011 - 1:33pm
(reply to Anonymous)

This is something that you should not be afraid to push on. It involves his health and well-being. If he hasn't been seen by a doctor because he doesn't have insurance, there are community clinics that he can go to. If you need assistance finding one in your area please let me know and we can help you find one.

Also, to avoid any possibilities of potentially getting HIV, it is best to use protection when performing oral sex.


October 9, 2011 - 1:53pm

Hi Anonymous,

I'm sorry to hear that about your boyfriend. If she was aware that she was HIV positive and did not disclose that information then she committed a crime and should be held responsible for it.

Unfortunately, precum is considered a body fluid and can contain concentrations of HIV.

Here is some information from CDC.gov:

How is HIV passed from one person to another?
HIV can be detected in several fluids and tissue of a person living with HIV. It is important to understand however, that finding a small amount of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into the blood-stream (from a needle or syringe) for transmission to possibly occur.

In the United States, HIV is most commonly transmitted through specific sexual behaviors (anal or vaginal sex) or sharing needles with an infected person. It is less common for HIV to be transmitted through oral sex or for an HIV-infected woman to pass the virus to her baby before or during childbirth or after birth through breastfeeding or by prechewing food for her infant. In the United States, it is also possible to acquire HIV through exposure to infected blood, transfusions of infected blood, blood products, or organ transplantation, though this risk is extremely remote due to rigorous testing of the U.S. blood supply and donated organs.

Which body fluids transmit HIV?
These body fluids have been shown to contain high concentrations of HIV:

vaginal fluid
breast milk
other body fluids containing blood
The following are additional body fluids that may transmit the virus that health care workers may come into contact with:

fluid surrounding the brain and the spinal cord
fluid surrounding bone joints
fluid surrounding an unborn baby

Although it is less common to get HIV through oral sex, it is possible and your health should always remain a priority. Please use protection always and continue to get tested throughout your relationship.

Wishing you the best,


October 9, 2011 - 1:19pm
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Anonymous (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

hi, i want to ask you about precum in vaginal sex, how dangerous is considering that happened only one time (with my ex boyfriend, we used to use condom only one time without and he did not came inside of me). there been 8 years since then and i am so stressed. i have not been sick since then , only 3 years ago i had fever for 3 days from a sore throat, which elevated my white blood count ( just a little higher). is it possible for 8 years now that I am infected and without symptoms at all? thanks

March 9, 2013 - 5:31am
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