Nov 24, 2007
If I had brief protected vaginal intercourse with an HIV-infected woman and touched the condom for a second as I pulled out, could I contract HIV by say putting my hands in my mouth if my gums had been bleeding that week? Would the virus die on my hands once they hit oxygen?
PS I Dr. Bob I hear your a pianist. So am I! Rock on.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Touching a condom "for a second" as you pulled out after protected vaginal sex with a poz partner and then putting your hands in your mouth is not an HIV-transmission risk, even if you had bleeding gums last week. Your fears are completely unwarranted. Now get your hands out of your mouth and back on the 88s!
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