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HIV Risk After Touching Vaginal Secretions

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Vaginal secretion and HIV

hi,Is it possible to have HIV transmission if the woman masturbates than touches the penis for masturbation?thanks....
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Transmission would not occur in a situation like this. The virus does not live well outside of the human body. Any virus present in her vaginal fluids would be unable to infect you. Furthermore, masturbation is not a high-risk activity. Any... Read more »

Lesbians, Vaginal Secretions and HIV Risk

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Wet Vaginal Secretions from Outside of Condom on Penis

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High Levels of HIV in Genital Secretions Predict Infectiousness

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Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
I am a male who recently had sex with an ex gf. We had been broken up for 8 years.
I used a condom which didn't break and we did not engage in oral sex either way.
My question is, I shaved my chest and just below my belly button but above my pubic... Read more »

Vaginal fluid exposure - I am at risk ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can someone advise me. I made 2 stupid mistakes after fingering(non insertive, just the top of the vulva but got my fingertips damp) what I would now call a high risk African girl

First mistake, I rubbed the side of my eye with the knuckle of my... Read more »

Risk of breast secretions to adults

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had cheated on my wife with an old girl friend sometime in mid september of 2003. This friend of mine is married with 2 kids. During the sex and foreplay, I swallowed some sugary secretions from her breast. They were present in only one breast. it... Read more »

Vaginal Secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get AIDS/HIV from exchanging bikini bottoms with another female. I am also female. the girl I exchanged bikini bottoms with had a HIV test 2 years ago and it was negative, she has been married for 4 years and has a child from a previous... Read more »