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AIDS Infection Risk Getting Head

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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...active partner in anal or vaginal sex. It's possible for HIV to enter the penis through any open sores, through the moist lining of the opening of the penis, or through the cells in the mucous membrane in the foreskin or the head of the penis. What About Oral Sex? There have been many studies of HIV transmission through oral sex. They have not come to clear conclusions. However, the following points are clear: It is possible to get...
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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 (CUNNILINGUS, 2010)

Hi dock, I am a 20 year old male from Brazil. I am very worried for years now about being hiv+. Back in 2006, november, I made oral sex in a girl, for a about a minute. I might have brushed my teeths before it. Last year, april(2.5 years after the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have had in at least two years. A couple of days after this exposure, i expereinced terrible stomach problems and persistent headaches. I went to a clinic and they did a CBC and found my WBC to be slightly elevated, and prescribed me Two... Read more »

What if I Swallow Cum?

When I give guys head (they don't use condoms)I swallow the cum.Can i get AIDS or HIV by doing that?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Getting HIV infected semen in your mouth poses a risk for infection. The risk for infection during oral sex is considered low when compared to the risk for transmssion through anal or vaginal sex. Read more »

HIV Infection Risks??

Please comment on some issues that I am concerned about. What is the risk ofHIV infection thru getting a hair cut? If it exists, what would be expected level of preventativepractices for hair care workers? What is the risk of infection thru eating...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your questions.HIV is NOT transmitted through any form of casual contact, including gettinga haircut, working in a kitchen, using bathrooms etc. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...much protection this microbicide might afford any woman," the newspaper writes. The article includes comments by Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and other HIV/AIDS experts (Brown, 7/19). ... 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 »
The Body

Does Pregnancy Pose an HIV Infection Risk for Men?

... Previous studies have demonstrated that pregnant women are at greater risk of HIV infection. However, a new study, presented at the International Microbicides Conference in Pittsburgh in May seems to demonstrate 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 »
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A question about risk of infection

Posted by jack949, 2 Replies
...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 you were in a sexual intercourse. I seriously know it sounds... Read more »

hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ok a few hours ago 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... Read more »

HIV may be in your head, not your veins........

Posted by rjasin123, 2 Replies
...one or two). To find a counselor in your area, look in the yellow pages of your phone book under "Mental Health" or a similar heading. You may also want to contact your local mental-health center, or, if you prefer, a religious figure (such as a... Read more »

Risk of Infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the 16th - 20th. No obvious rash - no obvious swellings - albeit an itchy jawline. What is my risk of being infected with HIV? Should I be tested? Please answer - since then I have been really stressed and afraid. Read more »