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Dear sir I want to know, we can get HIV by receiving oral sex from a woman. I also want to know the rapid test window period specially in India. Please help. Thank you.


No, we don’t see HIV being passed when receiving oral sex.

There are certain STI that can be passed when receiving oral sex like gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis etc…

Have a look at our “Know your chances” web page, it provides information on your chances of getting or passing an STI depending on how you are having sex.

I am unsure what type of rapid HIV test is being used in India. The rapid HIV test we use in BC Canada has a window period of 3 months and is 95% accurate by 6 weeks. I would recommend that you ask the health professional that is offering the test in India.

Please leave a comment to let us know if this answers your question or if you need more information.

Health Nurse

For other readers, please feel free to leave a comment, or let us know if this was helpful.

This answer was posted on November 21, 2013

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