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Condoms

...semen or by contact with infected sores in the genital area, including HIV. Most condoms go over a man's penis. A new type of condom was designed to fit into a woman's vagina. This "female" condom can also be used to protect the rectum. What Are They Made Of? Condoms used to be made of natural skin (including lambskin) or of rubber. That's why they are called "rubbers." Most condoms today are latex or polyurethane. Lambskin condoms can...
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Chances of HIV infection from Massage Oil

Hi Dr, I would like to Thank You for your generous service to the Worried individuals like me.I have got a generic question please answer me this might help lot of people who are in similiar situation like me. I went to a Massage Parlor and lady...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1. Sweat does not transmit HIV.2. Nonexistent.Thanks for your tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Read more »

HIV and rectum bleeding.

Hi, im new here but ive read some questions people have posted and some asnwers have been very helpful to me, so i decided to ask a question of my own. I am 19years old and im HIV+. I found out i was HIV+ in Aug 2008. My CD4 count was 565 and my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Current guidelines suggest that in patients who are asymptomatic (without symptoms) from their HIV infection with CD4 counts above 500 can defer treatment as long as they are monitored over time as seems to be the case with Read more »

Using condoms

Hi Dr Bob,I really like your forum. By the way my fiancee is positive and I'm negative. We have sex for 3 weeks using condoms and we double it. The condom did not break nor it leak. However I encountered itchiness when we try another brand of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...told you what???? The facts are that latex or polyurethane condoms are very effective in reducing the risk of STDs, including HIV, if they are used properly and do not fail (break). HIV and other STDs cannot permeate intact latex or polyurethane.... Read more »

Please help control my anxiety

I imagine this has been asked and answered, but it would really help to get the answer once more. What is the risk of HIV transmission if my partner penetrated my vagina many times with his fingers. Also, my partner partially came on my hand (and...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There is no evidence that HIV is transmitted through fingering (inserting or having a finger inserted into the vagina or rectum). Sexual transmission of HIV is only possible if HIV infected FLUIDS (blood, semen, vaginal secretions) come into... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

... How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...Hugging, Rubbing SM Activities Fantasy, Voyeurism, Exhibitionism, Phone Sex Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission Safe(er) Sex When thinking about "safe" sex, it is important to realize that risk from various... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...HIV infection. HIV can enter only through an open cut or sore, or through contact with the mucous membranes in the anus and rectum, the genitals, the mouth, and the eyes. The next two topics discuss the second and third requirements. Where... Read more »
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Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...undetectable. He's been on Atripla for a while now and seems to have a great adherence. He told me from day one that he was HIV positive and gave me some basics to help me make a choice. I read a lot of information regarding the risk of... Read more »

Can anyone help me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...had a couple of experiences that have me in doubt if i got hiv. I was with 2 guys the first once we masterbated and our penis touched i think his precum got on my penis. Then the other guy i inserted my penus in his rectum for about 10 seconds no... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

So what if some semen or blood got into my lips...

Posted by Anonymous
...that it can enter the body through cuts or soressome so small you don't know they're thereon tissue in the vagina, penis, or rectum, and possibly the mouth. HIV is transmitted by anal, vaginal, or oral intercourse with a person who is infected... Read more »