However, realistically, it is unusual for a person to be actively bleeding, while giving you oral sex. Blood, pre-cum, semen, vaginal secretions, and breastmilk all contain high concentrations of HIV, and all have been linked to transmission of the virus. Although causality has yet to be established, it is plausible that giving oral sex may increase the risk of oral disease, either through introduction of microbes or mechanical trauma to the oral cavity. You must be exposed to pre-cum, semen, vaginal secretions, blood, or breastmilk. You can get more information here Until next time. The study is not saying that one causes the other, however there is a definite correlation. Age, marital status, income, education, parity, sex partners, smoking, alcohol use, douching, and hormonal contraceptive use were examined as potential confounders. The question was worded in order to assess possible transmission of bacteria to the vagina. However, as far as HIV is concerned, receiving oral sex is extremely low risk. That equates to 3 out of 4 people! We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post. Wait did she just say ANY bleeding? Pregnancy, oral contraceptive use, smoking, and diabetes are all associated with increased susceptibility to gum disease. Nor will I be revealing my darkest secrets or experiences concerning oral sex. No matter what the circumstances are, if you think about these 3 criteria for transmission, you'll be able to determine whether you're at risk for HIV or not. New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge make them count! View popup Table 1 Associations between oral sex and indicators of gum disease in a cohort of African-American women, New York City To our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the association between oral sex and gum disease.