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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through Vaginal Sex

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Can mutual masturbation transmit AIDS?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Dear Mr Sowadsky, I had recently met a guy and we masturbated each other to ejaculation. We did not use condoms but I have examined that I have no wounds on my genital. We also kissed but there was no oral or anal penetration. Is this sort of...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.What the two of you did together was considered safer sex, meaning there wasa risk of infection, but it's a low risk. Let me review with you how HIV is,and is not, transmitted between two people. Blood,... Read more »

Can Hepitis C be sexually transmitted,oral or vaginal sex?

Can Hepitis C be transmitted through sexual contact? Whether it be oral or vaginal? Can a person... Read more »

Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Vaginal Sex During Menstruation?

Several months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a prostitute in the Philippines using a condom.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Risk Behaviors in Unregistered Sex Workers in Dakar, Senegal

HIV prevalence in Senegal remains low (about 1.8 percent in the general adult population), but the government has long been concerned with the control of sexually transmitted infections (STI) among female sex workers. Since 1969, the government has... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Perceived Financial Need and Sexual Risk Behavior Among Urban, Minority Patients Following Sexually Transmitted Infection Diagnosis

According to previous studies, "racial/ethnic and gender disparities in [HIV/STI] may be due in part to factors such a poverty and income-inequality," wrote the authors, who noted the scarcity of published research on "the effect of the perception... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Which HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men in Care Are Engaging in Risky Sex and Acquiring Sexually Transmitted Infections: Findings From a Boston Community Health Center

In this study, the researchers set out to determine the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections in a cohort of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) and to identify the demographic and behavioral characteristics of those infected with... Read more »
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unprotected insertive vaginal sex-Jazz and others

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Would like to ask a few experts on this board......Jazz and others. Here is my story.

I was on a business trip a couple of weeks ago and met a girl (unknown status) in the bar of the hotel I was staying at. She was very hesitant on going back to... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »

Oral Sex Unlikely to Transmit HIV, Researchers Say

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies

Tuesday August 14 5:37 PM ET

Oral Sex Unlikely to Transmit HIV, Researchers Say

By Emma Hitt, PhD
ATLANTA (Reuters Health) - Unprotected oral sex is highly unlikely to transmit HIV (news - web sites) infection, according to findings from a small study... Read more »

Help! Protected vaginal sex

Posted by HannahZ, 1 Reply
Hi! First time posting and scared to death.

I am a young woman who was recently engaged in a serious relationship with a man in a developing nation. We were not sexual (aside from fingering and one occasion of him giving me oral sex) until the day... Read more »