|retitled: I am really trying to be safe: this info will be really helpful
Apr 8, 2006
hi guys, I have made a donation and will make more because i love this site - please respond-im pretty concerned
i am aware that removing a condom and getting some vaginal secretions possibly in contact with the head urethra etc is a negligable risk because the expose is so limited
but what if the condom is *bloody* and you remove it wrong. what if BLOOD comes in contact with transmittable areas on the head of the penis/urethra or what if the blood on your surrounding pelvic area touches your penis head-urethra right after you remove the condom
im pretty concerned because blood seems more dangerous than vaginal secretions
thanks so much -j
| Response from Dr. Frascino
The bottom line is that if HIV-infected bodily fluids, be they blood or cervical secretions, get into the urethra in high enough concentrations by any means, there would be a potential risk for HIV transmission. If someone feels they have placed themselves at risk, an HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark would be warranted. It really is just that simple.
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