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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Vaginal Secretions

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HIV exposure from vaginal secretions

I'm HIV positive and was recently having intercourse with my negative partner using a condom. Things got hot wild and messy and some of my vaginal secretions dripped/splashed onto his anus at the opening. Is there anything to worry about? Do...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiNothing to worry about! He would have to have an open cut or sore on his anus that just occurred while you were having sex. The risk is so very small for HIV transmission to occur this way.Tips: Make sure you are on HIV medication and that you are... Read more »

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... Read more »

semen or vaginal secretion

since hiv is primarly transmitted through sex i was wondering does men carry more hiv then women...... Read more »
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Women Alive

Vaginal Secretions and Transmission-- Still Looking for An Answer

A new study of great importance for HIV infected women is being designed bythe CDC (Centers for Diseases Control) as a sub-study of the HIV EpidemiologyResearch Study (HERS). One of its objectives should be to detect andquantify the presence of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Levels of HIV in Genital Secretions Predict Infectiousness

HIV-1 RNA concentrations in semen and vaginal secretions can be used as a marker for HIV transmission risk, suggests a new two-year study of serodiscordant heterosexual couples in Africa. The relation was independent of plasma HIV-1 concentrations,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms and STDs: Fact Sheet for Public Health Personnel

Introduction Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Including HIV Infection HIV, the Virus That Causes AIDS Other Diseases Transmitted by Genital Secretions, Including Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Trichomoniasis Genital Ulcer Diseases and HPV... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Separating Myths From Facts

There's still a lot of misinformation about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Myth: The Top Partner During Vaginal and Anal Sex Is at Low Risk for HIV. Fact: In reality, the top partner (the inserting partner) is at high... 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 »

Vaginal Secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get AIDS/HIV from exchanging bikini bottoms with another female. I am also female. the girl I exchanged bikini bottoms with had a HIV test 2 years ago and it was negative, she has been married for 4 years and has a child from a previous... Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
I am a male who recently had sex with an ex gf. We had been broken up for 8 years.
I used a condom which didn't break and we did not engage in oral sex either way.
My question is, I shaved my chest and just below my belly button but above my pubic... Read more »

female secretions not infecting men !

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Read TRUTH, what they don't want the public to know! In developed world, vaginal secretions are not infecting men as statistics have shown. Vaginal secretions carry virus in 50% to 60% of women studied, YET the AMOUNT of virus is QUITE SMALL!
R... Read more »