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Can Someone Catch HIV From Touching Vagina

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Can I get HIV from vaginal fluids touching my balls?

Hi there Doc,I love this site and everything you do man...stops idoits like me from going out of out minds! Anyway..Can you get HIV from vaginal fluids that get on your balls or other genital area during sex. We always use condoms but i was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max. HIV cannot permeate intact skin and that includes the intact skin covering the family jewels and your nether regions -- your entire Read more »

Re: Why is hetero vaginal intercourse still said to be risky?

Just wanted to say that your response below is very clear, impressive and touching. I won't get... Read more »

Is it danger to catch HIV

Hi Dr Bob, I donated my little amount 4 days back.Just mentioning as i went big anxiety 2 months... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...happen if a scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected vaginal or anal sex (especially if you're the one providing the vagina or anus) sharing injection drug equipment,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...activity. Condoms can protect the mouth, vagina or rectum from HIV-infected semen. They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...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 on... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into the body. Vaginal or rectal intercourse without protection is very unsafe. Sexual fluids enter the body, and wherever a man's... Read more »
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Did I put myself in for HIV?

Posted by mybigmistake, 2 Replies
...their bare penises at different times. They all performed unprotected cunnilingus on me too, many times(they went down on my vagina without a barrier at all). Did I contract HIV from ANY of them or what I did, assuming ANY or ALL of them were... Read more »

am i in high risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i'm in high risk. we do not have any sex intercourse. that guy actually masturbate in front of me. his penis actually only touched the outer surface of my genital organ (the hairy part only) but not going inside (vaginal). but. i'm not sure... Read more »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Just wondering if it is safe to shower with my boyfriend. 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 Read more »

vaginal fluids/menstral cycle

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A girlfriend of mine cheated on me, but did not have sex with her, she told me that they only kissed, well she also went swimming with this other girl and they switched bathing suits bottoms, she was telling me she was concerned because in less than... Read more »