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Re: Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?
      01/19/06 01:54 AM

Thanks for the follow up. But you keep adding details....

Let's sum up the risks shall we:

Unprotected vaginal or anal sex - a real risk.
Protected vaginal or anal sex using a latex condom that does not break - no risk.
Giving a man unprotected oral sex - a very small risk. There is some dispute about how small, but the current evidence seems to suggest almost nil.
Protected oral sex - nil risk.
Being given oral sex - nil risk. Saliva does not contain infectious HIV.
Sharing needles for injecting drugs - a real risk.

For HIV transmission to take place an infected fluid has to get directly into the bloodstream via an open wound or a mucous membrane. Being exposed to the air causes HIV to deteriorate - it does not suvive well out of the body. Also, it cannot pass through intact skin.

Personally, I think that you are a little over-worried about the potential to become infected with anything as far as the nail salon episode is concerned. But hey, it is no bad thing to be vaccinated against Hep B if you are not already.

I'm not a social worker and perhaps it is not my place. But I get the feeling that you and your boyfriend are quite young and relatively inexperienced in long term relationships. Are you totally sure that you can trust your boyfriend to be loyal to you? Sorry if that comes across as rude or insensitive, but I think you need to consider it. If you are not, why not stick to protected sex when you start your relationship and move on as the trust builds? Just a thought....

Finally, I am sure that I have seen Dr Bob answer a number of questions like your one on the cream with a definitive "no".

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