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sex during her period

Aug 5, 2002

If a condom is used for the entire duration of intercourse is blood or any other secretions from her vagina of any concearn to the male partner in relation to hiv transmisssion? What if it comes into contact with base of penis or pelvic areas? and does washing those areas after intercourse aid in helping preventing transmission

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HIV cannot pass through the latex of an intact condom. Laboratory research has demonstrated that the microscopic pores of latex are smaller than HIV and many other pathogens, making latex condoms an effective tool in the preventing the transmission of many sexually transmitted infections.

As long as the blood of your partner did not come into contact with your mucous membranes or bloodstream (contact with skin does not allow that), then you are not at risk for HIV infection.

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