Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
FUNARI, Sergio Luis. Oral sex and HIV among men who have sex with men. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2003, vol.19, n.6, pp. 1841-1844. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2003000600028.
Sexual transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to pose a public health problem worldwide. Men who have sex with men are still at differential risk of infection. Although there is evidence to claim that HIV can be transmitted by oral sex, the perception of this risk is ambiguous and relates paradoxically to behavior change. New models of risk perception must be developed in various areas of knowledge to obtain a fuller understanding of this phenomenon.
Keywords : Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Sex behavior; Male Homosexuality.