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Exposed To Semen In A Condom

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Exposed to an HIV+ Partner

Hello!Im in South africa and i love this site,its informative!!I need advise on certain issue. Im a male who is hiv- and circumsized,and my girlfriend is Hiv +.we have been together for 3 months and always used protection until last nite during...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...acquiring HIV from unprotected (broken-condom) insertive vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 exposures. Taking PEP will significantly decrease your HIV-acquisition risk. If your girlfriend is on antiretroviral... Read more »

The condom break and the semen went into me!!!! Help!!!

Hi,I'll try to consolidate and put this as clear/short as possible.. My ex Bf appeared to be of a... Read more »

Old semen exposed to penis

Dear Dr. Frascino,My partner and I gave eachother handjobs while using condoms. About 4 or 5 hours... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...through breastfeeding or by prechewing food for her infant. In the United States, it is also possible to acquire HIV through exposure to infected blood, transfusions of infected blood, blood products, or organ transplantation, though this risk is... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...substantially. It is currently only used on a regular basis for victims of sexual assault and for healthcare workers who have been exposed to HIV on the job. PEP must be started as quickly as possible, always within 72 hours of the exposure. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...documented cases where it appears that HIV was transmitted orally. These cases are all attributed to ejaculation in the mouth (i.e., exposure to semen, not exposure to vaginal fluid or pre-seminal fluid). Receiving oral sex is not risky because... Read more »
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Should I do PEP? I can't seem to get my doctor!!!

Posted by sd92103, 1 Reply
...me she would call me back, and she hasn't. I feel like I am getting lost in the system, and it has now been 36+ hours since exposure, the clock is ticking if I'm going to do this. Please help, let me know what I should do? If I go to the ER... Read more »

I can't sleep at night

Posted by hoffy25, 2 Replies
...because he told me his status as negative before we engaged in sex. I immediately went to the clinic and let them know I was exposed to HIV. They tested me right away to get my current status which came back negative. I then had an interview... Read more »

Let's Get Realistic

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I just wanted to say that I had protected vaginal sex and still got hiv. I thought I was safe. From my own experience I feel it is easier to get than alot of people think. If I got it anyone can. Read more »

Waiting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptoms and already feel some of them but do not know if it is stress. How much harder is it to get HIV from a lady with short exposure. I am waiting to have a test but could someone please help me if they have any knowledge on this matter Read more »