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HIV Infection Risk Precum

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Pre-cum and HIV infection

Hi, I was recently engaged in sexual activity with a man who has had lots of partners. I didn't have penis-vaginal intercourse with him or oral sex, however, at one point he smeared pre-cum on my lip and chin. I tried to wipe it away but we...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiThere has never been a known case of HIV transmission by fingering or any other sort of hand-genital contact. A cut risks HIV only if large, deep, and actively bleeding. Deep or open-mouthed kissing is a very low risk activity in terms of HIV... Read more »

How many proven oral sex infections solely from precum proven?

I read a lot about the "possibility" of HIV infection from Oral Sex.. but the studies... Read more »

Precum risk

A couple of days ago I fooled around with someone I know that has slept around with a lot of women.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Table 2. Estimated Percentage of Injecting Drug Users at Risk for Acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (n = 9,565) Who Engaged in Behaviors Associated With HIV Infection, by Selected Characteristics -- National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System, United States, 2009

Table 2. Estimated Percentage* of Injecting Drug Users at Risk for Acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection (n = 9,565) † Who Engaged in Behaviors § Associated With HIV Infection, by Selected Characteristics -- National HIV... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Risk of HIV Reinfection May Be Similar to Risk of Initial HIV Infection

The risk of HIV reinfection, sometimes called superinfection, has not been clearly established. Given the risk of initial sexual HIV infection from a single exposure in population studies is commonly calculated as generally low (although these... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update to CDC's U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2010: Revised Recommendations for the Use of Hormonal Contraception Among Women at High Risk for HIV Infection or Infected With HIV

Prevention of unintended pregnancy among women at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or infected with HIV is critically important. One strategy for preventing unintended pregnancies in this population is improving access to a... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

HIV-Infected Women Who Breast-Feed Face No Greater Risk of Mortality Than HIV-Infected Women Who Formula Feed, Study Finds

In this study summary, Shahin Lockman, M.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass., summarizes her study on the effect of breast-feeding versus formula feeding on maternal HIV disease progression, mortality and micronutrient levels in a... Read more »
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Infected from Pre-Cum

Posted by kenobi, 4 Replies
I am worried of infection.

Here's the story:
I am a man in a relationship with another person, and 3 weeks ago I met another guy on craigslist, who said he was disease free. I wen to house and gave him oral, but I did not let him cum in my mouth (not... Read more »

PRE-CUM + HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I've read a lot of worries and a few post about pre-cum.

In most cases pre-cum is a low low risk esp. with oral sex.

The risk with pre-cum is greater when it comes to anal and vaginal sex, man or woman.

When a penis enters an orafice, not the mouth, it... Read more »

Pre-cum??

Posted by madguy813, 2 Replies
I need some help guys. I went home with a gay couple on February 15, 2002. We had sex which was all very low risk, from what I understand. They both performed oral sex on me and they both entered me with a condom. But before, all of that, when... Read more »

precum-safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently had sex with a guy and we always used condoms. I am HIV negative and normally very careful. We had sex with a condom, but used precum from his penis to lubricate my anus. A few days later he told me that he's actually positive and didnt... Read more »