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Can Hiv Enter Through Unbroken Skin

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What is Unbroken Skin?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Experts say that HIV cannot pass through healthy, intact skin. How is that defined? IOW, if someone shaves, slightly "nicks" themselves and then two hours later (after bleeding has stopped) is exposed to potentially infectious fluid... is this... Read more »

What Constitutes "Unbroken Skin"?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Let me ask a question.... what is the actual understanding about "unbroken" or "intact" skin? In other words, if an infected fluid were to contact skin that doesn't "appear" to have any cuts or sores on it, is there need for concern or testing? ... Read more »

Skin or Latex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Provided that skin is unbroken and has no open cuts or sores....Is the protection greater/less or equal to that provided by latex?

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Unbroken skin and Hep B?

I've choosen mutual masterbastion as my way of having safer sex. Recently, I got another person's bodily fluids on unbroken skin on my chest. Is there risk for contracting Hep B in this manor; or is similar to the HIV virus needing...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Intact skin does not provide entry for Hepatitis B virus into your bloodstream. If you are concerned about Hepatitis B infection, get vaccinated. RMK... Read more »

Risk from Unbroken Condom and Harmonica-Style Oral

I am a gay male, 20 years old. A week ago I had (completely sober) sex with a man 15 years my senior and--as far as he knew--HIV negative. He fucked me with a condom that didn't break or slip, and he didn't even ejaculate. Before that, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Your fears are unwarranted. HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how. Harmonica-style hummers are not a risk for HIV transmission/acquisition.If my reassurance is not sufficient for you to put these fears permanently to rest, get a single... Read more »

hiv in vaginal fluid enters condom fused with sperm cause hiv?

Sir, Recently I had a sex with a prostitute, only one time. Firstly I undressed her. I just touched my finger on her vagina (not inserted fully) and felt wet fluid from her vagina on my finger. The touching on her vagina not more than 5 seconds....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission though what you have described is very small. Fingering someone carries one of the lowest risk of HIV transmission. HIV does begin to die once it is outside of the body. Touching her vaginal fluid and then putting on... Read more »

How does HIV enter the body

I am a hetero male and recently had unprotected sexual intercourse with a lesbian female. Before ejaculation, I withdrew my penis and masturbated to climax. During this process I caused mild damage or irritation to the skin of my penis. I do not...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,The virus needs direct access to the bloodstream for transmission to occur. This can occur when you get blood or vaginal secretions in your urethra. As for the abrasion on your penis, even if it had been bleeding it is highly unlikely that... Read more »
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