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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand jobs (mutual masturbation). There are no documented cases of HIV transmission through wet clothing. Having sex in a monogamous (faithful) relationship is safe if: Both of you are uninfected (HIV-negative);...
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Risk of infection through foreskin tears

Hi, I recently had a drunken encounter with a guy, and we partook in a little bit of oral sex and mutual masturbation. During the masturbation my foreskin became quite sore as we didn't have any lube to hand, and I'm quite concerned that while we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk from "a little bit of oral sex and mutual masturbation" would be exceedingly low, even if you irritated your Read more »

Cuts on Hands - Risk of Infection

When you say cut, I have heard the word "fresh cut" - what does this mean? Can you get infected through "nicks" in the skin that do not bleed?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...The only data I can refer to in responding to your question involve a case of a mother with severe excema on her hands who cared at home for her son with AIDS, and didn't wear gloves in contact with body fluids. She became infected, presumably Read more »

HIV and HCV raises infection risk??

if i used condoms for both oral and vaginal sex and partner had both hep c and HIV are the odds of contracting both at same time higher than e.g. those of getting HIV alone?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This is a good question although there aren't very good data on this topic. Some information suggests that HIV infected patients have higher levels of HCV virus in their blood. However, it is not clear that this translates into a higher Read more »

Risk of infection from paper cut on x-ray?

I would like to know if there is any risk for infection with HIV from a paper cut sustained from an x-ray I received via mail. The envelope was sealed in a delivery bag and was not opened for at least a few weeks. I cut it open with scissors and...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...kind of exposure. Disinfectant, yes, or just soap and water if no disinfectant is available. Soap and water and some energetic hand-washing can keep you safe in these situations. Please take a deep breath and remind yourself that you're mastering... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010: Study Finds Microbicide Containing HIV Drug Lowers Infection Risk in Women By 39%

...AIDS 2010 expressed optimism in response to the study, the New York Times continues. "This is very encouraging," UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe said. "It can be controlled by women, and put in 12 hours earlier, and that is empowering.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Reduces Men's HIV Infection Risk by 65%, Data Re-Evaluation Says

... Routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex by 65%, according to final data from two NIH -funded studies conducted in Kenya and Uganda Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the United States: Impact on Lifetime Infection Risk, Clinical Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness

...to identify critical input parameters. In a cohort with a mean age of 34 years, the results showed PrEP reduced lifetime HIV infection risk from 44 percent to 25 percent and increased mean life expectancy from 39.9 to 40.7 years (21.7 to 22.2... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Older People Face Greater HIV Infection Risks: Study

... Physicians are failing to diagnose HIV infection among older patients, even as many people over age 50 enjoy extended sex lives thanks to erectile dysfunction drugs, Read more »
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A question about risk of infection

Posted by jack949, 2 Replies
...it's embarrassing already, but yesterday I was masturbating a woman for about 10 minutes, and after that, without washing my hands I went to have a pee. Now I read on the internet that the head of the penis is where you would get infected from if... Read more »

hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i had a bleeding bit at the skin on the bottomcorner of my index finger so i went and got a bandaid. i had just washed the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there was a tiny spot of... Read more »

RISK HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had protected anal sex for about 2 min. with no ejaculation. After that I masterbated him and did get cum on my hand. I don't have any cuts and washed it of in about a min. Am I at risk for HIV or anything? Thanks Read more »

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Posted by nightsunami, 7 Replies
anybody here infected by oral sex? i Read more »