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Can You Contract AIDS From Vaginal Fisting

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

A new study has found that HIV appears to attack normal, healthy genital tissue in women and does not require breaks in the skin to infiltrate cells, offering new perspectives on how the virus is spread, researchers said on Tuesday, Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Who Use Microbicides, Still Contract HIV Could End Up With Fewer Treatment Options Because of Resistance, Study Finds

Women who use microbicides in an effort to protect themselves from HIV could end up with fewer treatment options if they contract the virus because of possible drug resistance, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Failure to Update Nonoxynol-9 Labels to Mention Increased Risk of Contracting HIV Puts People At Risk, GAO Report Says

FDA 's failure to update the labels of products containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to warn of the increased risk of contracting HIV among women who use the products puts consumers at risk, according to a Government Accountability Office report... Read more »
Ask the Experts

can you contract aids while wearing a condom

today in my health class our teacher said that you could get aids by having sex with a partner who has aids while wearing a condom. I thought that if you had a condom on and you had sex with someone with aids then you were alright as long as no...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,This was a "health class?" Your teacher's name should be "Miss Information," because that's what she gave you "misinformation!" I can't imagine why she would tell you something like that, unless... Read more »

Protection when fingering and fisting

Mr. SowadskyDo you know if they make finger condoms. It seems to me that inserting a finger into someones vagina is unsafe sex! We hear all this talk about condoms but a person could have a scratch on their finger and become infected. Do you also...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Put very simply, if you have fresh open cuts or open sores on your hands when fingering (or fisting) someone, it is suggested that you use latex or vinyl gloves. These gloves are inexpensive, widely available, and... Read more »

Can you contract HIV from wearing someone elses dirty underwear

Can you catch HIV from someone elses dried stained (excretion/vaginal fluid)underwear if it touches your face (nose/mouth) or genital area (penis/testicles)? I have asked numeorus GU clinics who have said no but I have bad OCD and just want some...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:The answer is no. HIV cannot be transmitted this way. The virus does not live well outside the body, so even if there was HIV present, it would be unable to infect you. In health,Richard... Read more »

Hep C and, erm, fisting

I'm pretty well-informed (I think) about new trends in HIV research and treatment. However, I'm baffled (I must be dense) by reports I've read over the last couple of years (on this site and on several others) about the connection...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
A complex question to answer specifically. Indeed fisting turns out to be a very significant risk factor for acquiring HCV for the receptive partner. This practice can certainly lead to mucosal trauma of the rectum which can then be vulnerable to... Read more »
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veterans vs. newbies...let the fists fly.....

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
I have been reading a lot of posts back and forth where the veterans bash the newbies and then somebody tries to throw in a neutral post to the effect that the veterans really have all the info.
But--here's a thought--HIV has changed quite a bit... Read more »

Chances of contracting

Posted by giambi25, 1 Reply
If you sleep with somebody(unprotected vaginal) who is hiv+ what are the chance of becoming pos? Also what does oral thrush look like?

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Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

Did I contract HIV....Really Worried

Posted by Jase
Hello everyone, I have an Hiv positive family member of which she is positive and I came across a situation whereby I had to bath her coz she cannot do it because they operated her hands so they still healing, so I washed her face and half body with... Read more »