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Can You Contract HIV From Touching An Open Scab

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Does self sodomy cause AIDS?

How many times do you need to have had anal sex before you contract AIDS? I have never done that kind of depraved act before, but some of my friends, about 16 to 18 years old have started using their fingers and other things to sodomise themselves....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have another fine example of how sex education is shamefully lacking in our schools. Teenagers should not be worrying about contracting HIV form burping the nephew and getting a bit of baby batter on their hands!!! Demand age-appropriate,... Read more »

Help please! (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS)

Help me im scared if i masturbate with a dirty hand can i infect myself with HIV? Read more »

Is it possible (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS?)

I was curious about something, and that's is it possible in any capacity for a man to give hiv or... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...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... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most common mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...drugs or alcohol. The presence of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can significantly increase one's chances of contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
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my brother is HIV positive...i have some questions

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...idea the things that go through my head. If he has a little scratch or something on his arm....i won't touch anything that he touched because of it. I think that "ohh, maybe I can catch it from that". The other night, we ordered food....I... Read more »

Grinding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...kissed and she manually stimulated my penis for several minutes before stopping. My fingers did not enter or touch her vaginal opening, only briefly on the clitoris. While making out, she rubbed her bare vagina against my leg for several minutes... Read more »

possibilty of exposure

Posted by Anonymous
...penetration. He attempted penetration but I stopped him immediately. No penetration occured but the head did touch my vaginal opening. I told him we could not proceed without a condom which he provided. I checked several times to be sure it... Read more »

a worried sister

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...my brother so he would see my 1 month old daughter and my brother was showing me his tattoo of my older daughters name and i touched it and it was at least a few days old (just scabbing) i only touched it because i didnt think it was real but it... Read more »