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HIV Transmission

How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on...
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Transmission through cuts

Hello: In this forum I keep seeing that HIV has not been known to transmit outside of anal, vaginal and oral sex. But I also see talk of tranmission through fluids coming into contact with fresh/open cuts. Has transmission been known to occur in...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is transmitted in other ways besides sexually. Sharing injection needles, exposure to blood in healthcare settings, child-birth and breast-feeding, transfusion of blood, and other cases of contact with blood have proven to lead to infection.... Read more »

Transmission from cuts

I was recently mugged by five guys in an African country and one of these guys started biting my arm whilst the other thugs were trying to steal my wallet, watch etc. The bite guy broke the skin on my arm although I don't think there was any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Bites represent a potential means of transmitting HIV; however, HIV transmission by this route has been reported only very rarely. Being bitten by an HIV-infected person poses a theoretical risk if the skin is broken and if the biters saliva is... Read more »

finger cut verses sexual transmission

Dear Dr Bob,Thank you so much for being who you are and doing what you do. I have only entered this forum 3 days ago by chance and am glued to the Q's and A's.I am sending this from Africa. I am an African. We have as you may know the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello African-Guy,Welcome to the forum. Proceeding directly to your questions:1.Without knowing if your partner was positive or not or the severity and openness of your cut, the type of bandage covering the wound and other related details, it is... Read more »

Please answer me i'm really nervous! - HIV transmission through a 2 day old cut

I really appreciate it if some doctor answers me i'm freaking out please help me!I cut my pubic hair on a monday night..while cutting..i accidentally cut a small cut on the base of my penis above my balls..On Wednesday night ( after 2 days ) i...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:The risk of transmission would be unlikely. An HIV test will give you a conclusive answer. In health,Richard... Read more »
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What is a fresh cut and has any case been reported

Posted by biznoch, 2 Replies
Hello from what i gather fingering is a low risk activity unless u had an open cut. my issue is what exactly would define a open cut? I had a paper cut that was thin but not fully healed and if u pulled at it u could see redness and light blood. the... Read more »

HIV Transmission questions

Posted by gentinthesouth, 4 Replies
Hello, I am really scared! Can anyone tell me if i can get HIV these ways?

1st of all No one has ever cummed in my mouth or anus and no one has ever bled in my mouth or anus,

1. Being a top in anal sex using a condom?
2. Getting sucked by someone not... Read more »

Conflicting HIV information for transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi there,
I am getting a little more worried. During the summer I was seeing someone. We didn't have intercourse, but there was a couple of dates where we did a lot of open mouth kissing and I did receive a blowjob from her for a couple of minutes... Read more »