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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Vaginal Secretions

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Lesbians, Vaginal Secretions and HIV Risk

Greetings Dr. Bob,I have yet to come across a post made by a lesbian to this board, so here's my contribution. On December 27, 2002, I had contact with a woman (ok, a stripper!) of unknown HIV status. While I did use my finger to explore her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...some interest; although, the answer is really rather straightforward. Your risk of HIV transmission from the finger play, and a vaginal fluid coated nipple nosh, is essentially nonexistent. Even a "closet hypochondriac" can't contract HIV this... Read more »

Vaginal secretions and HIV

Recently I visited an Asian Massage Parlor and inserted my fingers in a masseues vagina. I went... Read more »

vaginal fluid,secretion and hiv infection

Dr.Judith,is there any difference between the vaginal fluid and vaginal secretion related to hiv... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in... Read more »
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Presence of Lactobacillus May Reduce HIV Concentration in Vaginal Fluid

...occurs naturally in the vaginal flora of many women (and is similar to a bacteria found in yogurt), appears to reduce vaginal HIV viral load. Jane Hitti: We were interested to see how healthy vaginal bacteria, as well as abnormal vaginal... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...transmitted? HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen Vaginal secretions Breast milk Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women Who Have Sex With Women

...reports of female-to-female transmission of HIV and the well-documented risk of female-to-male transmission 1 indicate that vaginal secretions and menstrual blood are potentially infectious and that mucous membrane (for example, oral, vaginal)... 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 »

Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
...Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

Get The Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HOW IT IS SPREAD: HIV is transmitted through contact with the blood, semen, vaginal secretions or breast milk of an HIV infected person. INCUBATION PERIOD: Antibodies can typically be detected... Read more »

a question fro the experts

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...suppose i touched someone clitoris and i used the same hands to catch water to wash my mouth out will i get hiv that way..or do vaginal secretion have to be present for me to catch it Read more »