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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through Vaginal Secretions

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Women Alive

Vaginal Secretions and Transmission-- Still Looking for An Answer

A new study of great importance for HIV infected women is being designed bythe CDC (Centers for Diseases Control) as a sub-study of the HIV EpidemiologyResearch Study (HERS). One of its objectives should be to detect andquantify the presence of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Levels of HIV in Genital Secretions Predict Infectiousness

HIV-1 RNA concentrations in semen and vaginal secretions can be used as a marker for HIV transmission risk, suggests a new two-year study of serodiscordant heterosexual couples in Africa. The relation was independent of plasma HIV-1 concentrations,... Read more »
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents The Basics Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases to Know About Protecting Yourself and Others The Bottom Line The Basics Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmittedinfections (STIs), are... Read more »
Ask the Experts

semen or vaginal secretion

since hiv is primarly transmitted through sex i was wondering does men carry more hiv then women... is there more hiv in semen or is there more hiv in vaginal secretion or is it about the same for both male and females?????...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Probably more in men, although the level is affected by many things including presence of sexually transmitted diseases, menstrual cycle, hormones, blood viral load levels, HIV treatment and underlying genetics and immune system.... Read more »

Semen and Vaginal Secretions...

Hello Ryan-I have read many posts where guys have been masturbated by other guys with thier HIV+ semen fluids on thier hands (and other guys by girls with thier HIV+ vaginal secretions on thier hands) and you say the risk is essentially nil, even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
In some of my responses about mutual masturbation, I recommend that people do not use their partner's semen or vaginal fluids as a lubricant for masturbation, as someone could become infected with HIV or other STDs that way. Just because it... Read more »

Vaginal Secretions

Can you get HIV from wearing some elses undergarment such as underware from female to female. I put on my girl friends underware after she had already worn them, we have not had sex yet. i know that she was tested a year ago and was negative and has...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is only known to be transmitted through sex (vaginal, anal and oral), blood contact (sharing injection needles, primarily), and mother-to-infant. You are not at risk for infection with HIV by sharing another person's undergarments.RMK... Read more »

vaginal secretions on sore risk

Hello Ryan. Please answer me, I am very anxious.I had protected sex with young thai prostitute, but after sex i discovered i had 2 fresh sores (no cuts) on my skin (on the back and chest) without upper epidermis, looking red, feeling a little...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
In order for there to be a risk for HIV infection, the following needs to occur: 1) Direct contact with bodily fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions) 2) The fluids contain HIV 3) Fluids have access to mucous membranes or bloodstream. This is... Read more »
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vaginal secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted from pre-cum to vaginal secretions, or does it have to directly enter the bloodstream through a cut or sore? 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 »

Female secretions......lethal ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I have read a number of articles and posts and it seems to me that HIV is primarily transmitted through blood.Does this mean that although the CDC says that one can be infected from female secretions , they actually mean blood ? Meaning that ,... Read more »

Is it possible to get hiv from vaginal discarge

Posted by AZT, 1 Reply
basically I'm just curious if there is casues of it going through a girl's panties, through her pants. Enough to leave a chance of getting hiv from it.

Would vaginal fluids/vaginal discarge be noticable if they were left on a black leather seat? Read more »