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HIV Infection Risk Touching Pubic Hair

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pubic hair in condom -risk os transmission

Hi,A prostitute introduced her finger in my anus with a condom. But before she did that there was a pubic hair in the condom that she took out before the act. I am afraid from a possible contamination in the condom by the pubic hair - in the case of...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI need more information. If the only fear of pubic hair for transmission this is not a worry. There has to be a direct exchange of body fluid and hair does not carry a risk of infection.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

HIV by eating a pubic hair?

I was out eating at a diner and took a bite of my crepe when I felt something odd in my mouth and... Read more »

My Doctor says HIV can travel down pubic hair - worried

Hi Doctor Bob,I had sex with a girl of positive status but I used a condom. I am 22 and really... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Filler Boosts Infection Risk in HIV Patients

Researchers at the University of Toronto investigated complications associated with the use of polyalkylimide filler in patients with HIV-related facial lipoatrophy or facial wasting -- a side effect of HIV treatment with certain drugs. The filler... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Sexual Abuse in Childhood Raises Risk of HIV and Other Sexual Infections

A large study of adult women and men in the United States found that 15% of women and 5% of men had been sexually abused as children. 1 Among both women and men, sexual abuse was more common among bisexuals, lesbians and gays, and heterosexuals... Read more »
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 »
UNAIDS

60 Million Africans Have Been Touched by AIDS, Says UNAIDS Executive Director

Maputo -- By continuing to devastate Africa's economies, communities, and development, HIV/AIDS has undoubtedly become Africa's biggest challenge. "Sixty million Africans have been touched by AIDS in the most immediate way. They are either living... Read more »
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Loss of Pubic Hair

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is loss of pubic hair a symptom of ARS/HIV? Does anybody know?

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Any risk of infection?

Posted by vfv189, 1 Reply
Hello guys,

Had some pretty stressful months, so i went to get myself a sensual nuru massage (nuru massage is a Japanese massage where they use a gel made from seaweed).

The masseuse and me were both naked and she slided her body all over me. There... Read more »

Shaving pubic region?

Posted by grcboy28, 1 Reply
Just a quick question. A girl I've been casually dating for the past 4 months recently tested HIV- at the clinic with me on January 5th. She had unprotected sex with only her ex bf she said who also tested HIV- negative the day before.
Anyway, we... Read more »

a dangerous touch

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
To be short, a sex worker touch me on my neck. My neck was shaved half an hour ago when I had my hair cut.

If the sex worker had just finished her job for a client and her hand was contaminated with the man's semen, and the sex worker dose not clean... Read more »