Risk of HIV infection attributable to oral sex among men who have sex with men and in the population of men who have sex with men

Kimberly Page-Shafer, Caroline H. Shiboski, Dennis H. Osmond, James Dilley, Willi McFarland, Steve C. Shiboski, Jeffrey D. Klausner, Joyce Balls, Deborah Greenspan, John S. Greenspan

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Abstract

We examined HIV infection and estimated the population-attributable risk percentage (PAR%) for HIV associated with fellatio among men who have sex with men (MSM). Among 239 MSM who practised exclusively fellatio in the past 6 months, 50% had three partners, 98% unprotected; and 28% had an HIV-positive partner; no HIV was detected. PAR%, based on the number of fellatio partners, ranges from 0.10% for one partner to 0.31% for three partners. The risk of HIV attributable to fellatio is extremely low.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2350-2352
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS
Volume16
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 22 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Page-Shafer, K., Shiboski, C. H., Osmond, D. H., Dilley, J., McFarland, W., Shiboski, S. C., Klausner, J. D., Balls, J., Greenspan, D., & Greenspan, J. S. (2002). Risk of HIV infection attributable to oral sex among men who have sex with men and in the population of men who have sex with men. AIDS, 16(17), 2350-2352. https://doi.org/10.1097/00002030-200211220-00022