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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Foreplay

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Didn't Check Condom

Is there a certain amount of contact with penis and anus that could cause contraction of hiv. I recently had anal sex with a man and before I actually practiced intercourse, I touched my penis to his anus. There was moisture and lubricant involved....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Any time you have sexual contact with an HIV infected person, there is a CHANCE that HIV will be transmitted. The ODDS of transmission will depend on many different variables. Read more »

HIV by foreplay?

if a man uses his fingers on a woman/man can HIV/STD be transmitted that way. I am more interested... Read more »

Anal foreplay

During a recent sexual encounter the other person began massaging my rectum with their fingers.I... Read more »
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Foreplay with HIV person

Posted by travis, 2 Replies
...Hi. What's the risks of havinf a foreplay with a HIV positive person? By foreplay, I mean no sex, blowjob or cunnilingus. Just mutual masturbation and little kissing. thx Read more »

HIV semen on vulva?

Posted by yummychocolate, 1 Reply
...and foreplay and I might have gotten some of his semen on my clitoris or labia minora(inner labia). Is this a risk for getting HIV assuming he has it? If so, high or low? Read more »

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Posted by Jesse, 2 Replies
...fingers Swollen colon (diagnosed by my doctor a couple of days ago) In your expertise have you ever: Seen someone infected with HIV from this? Is there any documented cases? How is HIV transmitted through the mouth and fingers? If this is a... Read more »

Husband is + I am - and feel so alone

Posted by Jen1, 7 Replies
My husband of 5 years just found out that he is positive. My initial test was negative and my 6 week check was also negative. At his first appointment we found out that his viral load was 460,000 and his CD4 was 20. He was placed on medication... Read more »