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Can You Contract AIDS From Vaginal Secretions

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Condom, vaginal fluid on underside, exposure... Will donate!!!

Dear Dr Bob,An answer to this question would be much appreciated, and I will make a donation. I really respect what you do for so many people, I can imagine that it must get frustrating answering the same questions over and over, but it really does...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or is there a risk?" Paranoid, unquestionably and indubitably paranoid!Thanks for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

women and HIV

I had previously asked you to explain how a woman can infect a man. Part of your answer was that... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...Vaginal secretions Breast milk Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed by semen, followed by vaginal fluids, followed by breast milk. Activities That Allow HIV Transmission Unprotected sexual contact ... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

HBCU Student Leaders Pledge to Play Their Part in the Fight Against AIDS

...Social Networking and HIV 101, where students learned the difference between HIV and AIDS, and the four fluids -- blood, semen, vaginal secretions and breast milk -- by which an individual can contract HIV. In a second workshop, Fact vs.... Read more »
Women Alive

Vaginal Secretions and Transmission-- Still Looking for An Answer

...proof of it has ever been presented. As a matter of fact, this new studymay even come up with the surprising conclusion that vaginal fluids,excluding the presence of menstrual blood, present minimal quantity of virusand, like tears, are not... Read more »
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Am I infected?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 2 Replies
...probability that I contracted HIV? Should the fact that I covered my penis with the same hand I used to rub her vagina (had vaginal secretions on it) be a cause for concern? Im currently out of work and dont have health insurance...should I begin... Read more »

Top (-) bottom (+) Can the top get it ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My boyfriend is neg.(Top) i'm bottom and (+) his dream is have sex with his loved one without condom,is the risk high for him to get it??? If i don't bleed during the penetration and he doesn't have a hurt on his penis can he get the virus?? Any... Read more »

Gmanl

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Gman,seeing everyone seems to rely on you alot here,what is your feeling about massachusetts 6 week window period with a 3rd generation elisa,would you be comforable with that,also with your experiance since 1989 have you ever know someone to test... Read more »

risk from this encounter? please help - terrified

Posted by Anonymous
...else every waking hour. Here are my questions: I don't remember her fingering herself, but if she did and happened to have vaginal secretions on her finger, would I be at risk of contracting the virus through the mucous membrane of my anus? ... Read more »