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HIV Transmission Touching Pubic Hair

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Ask the Experts

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 worried cause my GP says that abstinence is the only way to truly prevent HIV transmission because he says HIV can attach to and travel along pubic hair...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi James and Jeneane,Your GP told you "HIV can attach to and travel along pubic hair and therefore into the interior of the condom where it could then enter any breaks in the skin or possible the urethra and that this is especially true for the... Read more »

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... 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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hair Samples Can Be Used to Measure Effectiveness of Antiretrovirals, Researchers Say

Hair strands might help determine the effectiveness of antiretroviral drugs for HIV-positive people, researchers from the University of California-San Francisco said recently, VOA News reports. Monica Gandhi of the university and colleagues have... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Sharing, Caring and Touching Lives . . .

National HIV Testing Day in Atlanta was a great success! Over 1,000 people were tested in four metro locations, including street outreach at Five Points MARTA Station (151 tested); Lindbergh MARTA Station (167 tested); American Red Cross (211... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Recommendations for Facemask and Respirator Use to Reduce 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Transmission

This document has been updated in accordance with the CDC Recommendations for the Amount of Time Persons with Influenza-Like Illness Should be Away from Others . This document provides interim guidance and will be updated as needed This... Read more »
TheBody.com

News & Views: Undetectable Transmission Risk = Zero?; Chronic Pain; The Poverty-HIV Link; and More

HIV News & Views, March 6, 2014 - TheBody.com March 6, 2014 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Hello Readers, The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic... Read more »
Connect With Others

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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white pubic hairs

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello, recently some of my pubic hairs seem to have a white coating on them. Like, the hair is dead or something. It seems to grow with the follice as well.

I've searched and searched but I don't see anything about this, not even on this site. I... Read more »

pubic lice

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I know the topic here mainly is hiv.. but I would like to know if anyone knows about pubic lice (crabs), how long does it take for you to notice? I had an encounter two months ago, but until today this feeling started.. like a sensation in the... Read more »

flesh wound transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I touched the outside parts of a sex workers vagina while in the shower. While there was no visible cuts on my hand. I had a relatively fresh 2 hour old 2mm flesh wound in my wrist which I got from scratching (very superficial). What if vaginal... Read more »