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Can Indirect Contact With Body Fluids Cause HIV

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How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on...
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Indirect Transfer of Body Fluid.. How Much at Risk?

Dear Dr. Remien: Thank you so much for this forum. Here's my question.... recently I shared a brief encounter with a stripper while inside a club. I touched her vaginal area with one finger... no penetration ... but there was contact with...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Please submit this question to The Body's Safe Sex and HIV Prevention Forum... Read more »

indirect exposure to vaginal fluid

Dear Mr Ryan M. KullLately,I was given a body massage by an African sex worker . However I am worried because during the massage she sat on my legs which had some minor wounds with a healing scab and than played with her vagina and touched around...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is highly unlikely that you get infected with HIV through a body massage. Even if she had been infected and had vaginal fluid on her hands, there is such a low risk for transmission.RMK... Read more »

Indirect Sports Contact - Possible transmission?

Hi Shannon,Just need a professional feedback on this.Scenario:I was playing basketball with a bunch of friends and strangers. One of the strangers have a wound on his palm. He have a band aid on, but the wound is bigger than the band aid, and blood...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk through sport exposure is extremely low to no risk at all. There would have to be a direct exchange of body fluid. Since none of your scratches were open there is no risk there. Also just by rubbing your eyes or nose your hands would have... Read more »

indirect contact - risk assesment

One month ago, I had protected sex with a female occasionally prostituting herself. She said she was not infected, making tests regularly. She added she always did with condoms.When I got out of her, the condom was still well in position, no sign of...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,There really isn't any risk from what you're talking about. For HIV to transmit, I usually say that HIV positive body fluid must come out of someone's body and go immediately/directly into another person's... Read more »
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Indirect contacts during mutual masturbation

Posted by Orso, 1 Reply
I am at my first sexual encounters, so the question may sound silly. English is not my mother tongue, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes or problems in explaining myself.

I know mutual masturbation is considered as a safe form of sex. I also... Read more »

Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »

Fluid Contact

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I want to get others thoughts on my concern. I had protected sex 17 days ago with someone who thought they might be hiv+ve. When I was taking off the condom the exterior of the condom may have come into contact with the tip of my penis. Do you... Read more »

Indirect Exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I recently visited a strip club while out of town. During a dance I briefly touched the vaginal area of the dancer. About 10 minutes later, while driving home, I placed the finger in my mouth. I believe the fluid had dried in that time. Would I... Read more »