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Spitting on penis and touching penis after touching vagina Risks HIV ?

Hi, I went to a stripper (on 22nd June)and she gave me a hand job and I fingered her. I didn't had any intercourse with her. What I'm afraid of is, she spitted on my penis for lubrication. It's dark and I didn't observed if her...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Saliva is not one of the fluids that contains HIV and even if there was a small amount of blood in her spit, there would not be a way for it to infect you by just landing on your penis. Fingering is considered a low-risk for HIV. I am... Read more »

can you get aids from touching sweat with small nondeep cuts on your hands???

can you gets aids from an infected person by touching their sweat with small nondeep cuts on hands??... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through sweat? (SWEAT, 2010)

Hello Dr Robert! I was curious to know if HIV could be transmitted through sweat? I was at club... 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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Symptoms - Night Sweats

Posted by Freaked_Ben, 1 Reply
Are the sweats limited only to the nighttime? Can they be profuse sweating during the day?

Let me cover everything that is going on.

Had unprotected oral and protected vaginal intercourse on Sunday the 11th. Then on Saturday the 17th, had a sharp... Read more »

Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
Few days ago, I had protected sex with a sex worker at Thailand. I used condoms but I have few doubts on the condom usage with regards to Risks of HIV Infection
1st: What are the risks of infection if the condom slips off during withdrawl
2nd: I still... Read more »

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 »

Define "night sweats" to me.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know an HIV symptom CAN be night sweats. Do these night sweats happen during ARS? After? And if so, how long after? A few months after infection? Years?
I know sweating in itself is common and could be from MANY different things. Just wondering... Read more »