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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Touching Anus

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Fingerring and touching anus opening

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please help me I am making myself sick with worry. I Fingered a girl of unknown HIV status (not inside her but just the vulva). She briefly rubbed her vagina. About 10 minutes later she pressed my anal opening with the same finger. Is there a risk... Read more »

HIV transmitted through precum for 4 seconds of anal sex?

Posted by mooch3r, 2 Replies
I am 20 years old male. I am growing extremely anxious about a sexual encounter I had with a man last night. I know I should have known better but I met up with a complete stranger over the net, and he took me to a gay sauna. At one point he tried... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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TRANSMITTING HIV TO NEWBORN TWINS/NEED ADVISE?????

Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
I recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his... Read more »

if tip of penis just touches opening of penis???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If the tip of my penis went between someones crack and touched the opening of the anal wall without a condom, is it possible to get hiv from this, and if so, what are the odds of it happening. I am circumsized and live in oklahoma, if that has... Read more »
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Massuse's Foot Touched My Anus

A female masseuse's foot grazed my anus during a recent massage. I have mild hemmoroids, and was concerned about being at risk of HIV. There was no cuts on her feet. Am I at risk?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-No, there is no way that you could acquire HIV in this manner. Take care,LHW... Read more »

Can an HIV virus semen can transmit through touching it?

If the HIV virus that is present in semen and once touches on the semen can transmit the virus?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, the skin forms a barrier to penetration of the HIV virus. There needs to be a significant amount of HIV+ body fluid passing from one person's body directly/immediately into another person's body. Intact skin protects against... Read more »

Will sti virus transmit when I touch head of my penus

I worked as a bartender 2 weeks ago. A couple was making out in the club eg: intense fingering etc unfortunately I happen to shake his hand coz he was a regular to the bar. After 5 mins I went to urinate and same hand touched my top of my penis...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It doesn't sound like you had any risk for any STDs from this situation. HIV can't live outside the human body. So even if the guy had vaginal fluids on his fingers when he shook your hand, it would've wiped... Read more »

Penis leaned on the anus

Hey,i have a question for you,probably it is not new for you, but i need an answer. I had an erotic massage made buy i man i had just known. The problem is that, while ha was doing his job, i was laying in bed.He asked me if i wanted an anal...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
When you think about your risk for sexual transmission of HIV, you should first consider the model for transmission: HIV infected fluids (blood, semen, and vaginal secretions) coming into contact with the mucous membranes (the lining of the... Read more »
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