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Can Someone Catch HIV From Touching Anus

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...(if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about whether specific sexual acts are riskier than others, check out these frequently asked questions from...
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Anal touching - I pray not with blood!

Hi dr bob, Great sight, I am concerned about a potential exposure. A couple months ago I went for a massage, erotic in nature though no oral, anal or vaginal sex occured. The massage was for the most part uneventful. I glanced at the women's hands...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Tommy,Your fears are unwarranted. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Stop worrying.Dr. Bob Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...told me that 2 of his cousins were staying the night with us. While in the bath I saw a beer bottle and decided to use it for anal pleasure. after having it been inserted in me for a few seconds (15- 30) I relized THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN MY COUSINS... Read more »

HIV - top of a bottle (HEINEKEN-UP-THE-HEINE)

Dr. Bob, at first, I'd like to congratulate yourself for the wonderful job that you do (I'm sorry for my English - I am writting from brazil). Here is my question: there's about a month that I travelled and spent the weekend at a hotel. There, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...told me that 2 of his cousins were staying the night with us. While in the bath I saw a beer bottle and decided to use it for anal pleasure. after having it been inserted in me for a few seconds (15- 30) I relized THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN MY COUSINS... Read more »

Self Anal (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS?)

I feel a bit embarressed about this, but I am very curious. I am a bi-curious male and I wanted to know. If I were to masturbate and then cum on my finger. Then take my own cum and stick it up my ass, will I get HIV or any other STD?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that's is it possible in any capacity for a man to give hiv or aids to oneself. Like say some of your own cum just a little bit touched a cut that was mostly healed or looks dark red. Basicaly. Can you give yourself HIV? Response from Dr.... Read more »
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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

... In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...and Neither one of you gets exposed to HIV through drug use or other activities. Oral sex has a lower risk of infection than anal or vaginal sex, especially if there are no open sores or blood in the mouth. See Fact Sheet 152 for information... Read more »
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HPV, Anal Cancer and Cervical Cancer in HIV-Infected People

...related to human papillomavirus. We discussed an important study he presented at this conference regarding the link between anal intraepithelial neoplasia and anal cancer, and also talked about the methods by which these lesions can be prevented... Read more »
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No penetration = no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on my back, too and ejaculate oozed down between my butt cheeks and down my leg. Sorry to be so graphic but am I at risk for HIV infection? He doesn't know his status. Read more »

if tip of penis just touches opening of penis???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If the tip of my penis went between someones crack and touched the opening of the anal wall without a condom, is it possible to get hiv from this, and if so, what are the odds of it happening. Read more »

Fingerring and touching anus opening

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...unknown HIV status (not inside her but just the vulva). She briefly rubbed her vagina. About 10 minutes later she pressed my anal opening with the same finger. Is there a risk involved with this ? Would the fluid have dried ? I am at week 3 and... Read more »

+F -M 1st time with a partner since HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... We use condoms for oral, vaginal & anal sex. I'm just wondering if it is safe to shower together (i.e. for me to have touched my vagina/genitals and then wash his penis, anus area). I'm just worried about slight amount of my vaginal fluids... Read more »