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Can Small Amount Of Vaginal Fluid Transmit Hiv

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Can pre ejaculatory fluid transmit HIV?

I recently performed oral sex on my ex boyfriend who was sexually active with another woman. The girl claims to be "clean" and disease free but I can't be too sure. The two had unprotected sex. Although I did perform oral sex, he...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible that HIV could be transmitted through pre-ejaculatory fluid (the small amount of fluid that comes out of the penis during sexual contact before ejaculation). HIV can be isolated in pre-ejaculate and there is evidence that individuals... Read more »

Handjob with small amounts saliva lead to infection?

Hello!This may come off as a stupid question but when it comes to HIV I feel that no question is... Read more »

Aids transmitted through semen or vaginal fluids

how is hiv specifically transmitted from a lets say male host to a female host? does contact with... Read more »
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Experimental Microbicide Shows Small Level of Protection Against HIV for Women, Study Presented at CROI Indicates

Research has shown "a small amount of protection from a vaginal gel that acts by binding up the AIDS virus and preventing it from invading cells," according to a study presented Monday at the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic... Read more »
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Presence of Lactobacillus May Reduce HIV Concentration in Vaginal Fluid

In this summary of her study, Jane Hitti, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Washington at Seattle, examines study findings suggesting that a bacteria known as lactobacillus, which occurs naturally in the vaginal flora of many women (and is similar... Read more »
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Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS (Part One)

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Getting to the Bottom of It: Anal Sex, Rectal Fluid and HIV Transmission

Anal sex is a common practice among men who have sex with men, heterosexual men and women, and transgender individuals and is a known risk factor for HIV infection and transmission. Therefore, it is important that education on HIV prevention... Read more »
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how much hiv in vaginal fluids

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Answer: A small amount or none. The small amount can/could be risky. There is really no documentation on transmission from female to male. There IS documentation on a few men who have had post-coital female blood infect them via intercourse. I... Read more »

Open cut Vs. Vaginal Fluids

Posted by luisferreira, 1 Reply
Hi,

Some weeks ago and few hours before having protected sex
with a sex worker, I did shave my scrotum and had a one small bleeding cut
Is it possible to get infected from her vagina fluids if they did reach my cut, which I am sure it did happen? What... Read more »

Hand job and vaginal fluid am i at risk of HIV?

Posted by Sayed, 1 Reply
Dear Experts,

Please reply my query.I had an exposure last month with sex worker.We did not do any anal/vaginal sex.She only gave me hand job 3 times.In the 2nd episode of hand job she checked her vagina that either her menstrual blood coming or... Read more »

Vaginal Fluids + Viral Load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How does this actually work?
If a man has unprotected vaginal sex with an HIV+ women, what are his chances of getting the virus? Do a women's vaginal fluids have to contain a certain amount of the virus, even if some does get into the tip of the... Read more »