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Can You Contract HIV From Touching Anus

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Fingerring and touching anus opening

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please help me I am making myself sick with worry. I Fingered a girl of 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... Read more »

Very worried about possible HIV contraction

Posted by dworried87, 1 Reply
I did something very stupid. I got heavily drunk and I ended up visiting a sex worker at a massage parlor. The parlor wasn't cheap, around 300 dollars total (not sure if this make any difference though).



The actual sex act lasted around 10 minutes.... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

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 »

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. I am circumsized and live in oklahoma, if that has... Read more »
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Massuse's Foot Touched My Anus

A female masseuse's foot grazed my anus during a recent massage. I have mild hemmoroids, and was concerned about being at risk of HIV. There was no cuts on her feet. Am I at risk?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-No, there is no way that you could acquire HIV in this manner. Take care,LHW... Read more »

Cock touching anus - no penetration

HelloThis is a question to Dr. Wohl based on your response to my query of 23 Sept: You have said: I have to say that I think risk here is very low. The finger is of no concern to me. It is his penis touching your anus that raises issues. IF no...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I agree. All adds up to no risk for HIV. DW... Read more »

Massage, blister on finger, cock touched anus

Hello. I took a massage and during this time the male masseur penetrated me with his fingers, i don't know which. Later i found that his little finger had a blister under the nail, and the top skin layer had broken, apparently to drain off the...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I have to say that I think risk here is very low. The finger is of no concern to me. It is his penis touching your anus that raises issues. IF no penetration at all, I would not be concerned about HIV (there are more communicable infections that can... Read more »

"Top had Unprotected sex now has Itchy Rectum and Anus"

I had unprotected anal sex and was the top. Now after 16 or 17 days I woke up and had a hard bowel movement and than I had diarrea on 4-16-2012 at around 6:00AM and than soft stool bowel movement after I ate dinner at 6:30PM. I suffer from anxiety,...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Unprotected sex as the top, especially when we know the bottom <i>is</i> HIV+, is risky for contracting HIV and other STDs like Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, or Syphilis. Getting tested after 3 months for HIV/STDs is the... Read more »
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Thank You So Much for Thinking About My Penis and Anus -- Online HIV/AIDS Prevention That Focuses on Something That Matters

Jason Chiu, M.P.H. As a 26-year-old former Grindr-user and a single-and-ready-to-mingle gay man, I am a frequent target of Internet HIV prevention messages/advertisements. Every once in awhile, I do feel obliged to click on the ads because of... Read more »
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In HIV-Infected Women, Prevalence, Diversity, Persistence and Detection of New HPV Infection Is Greater in the Anus Than in the Cervix

Listen (2.4MB, 6 min.) Welcome. This is Bonnie Goldman, Editorial Director of The Body PRO. I'm in San Diego at IDSA 2007, one of the year's HIV conferences. Right now, I'm in the poster session where researchers are standing in front of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Why Merck Vaccine Candidate Might Have Increased Likelihood of Contracting HIV

Trials of Merck 's experimental HIV vaccine were halted in September 2007 because the drug might have increased the likelihood of contracting the virus rather than preventing it, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Experimental... Read more »
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New Report Highlights Impact of Transgender Discrimination on HIV and Health

While we know that transgender Americans have a heightened risk for contracting HIV, we have very little data to help us fully understand how prevalent HIV is among this community and what kind of role transgender discrimination plays. To help... Read more »