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Can You Contract HIV From Vaginal Fluid

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Strap-on risk for HIV?

Dear Mr. Frascino,I have a question concerning a possible exposure to HIV. About 8 weeks ago I visited a prostitute in the Red Light district of Amsterdam. During our meeting I fingered her with a condom on my fingers. This condom was later used on...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Worried Visitor,We recommend changing condoms for each new sexual act. That said, your HIV-acquisition risk remains low. A single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark will provide you with a definitive result.Good Read more »

jacuzzimaniac

Hello dr. bob!!congratulations for answering all the silly questions from all the planet!!Here... Read more »

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... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...HIV-positive (carrying the virus that causes AIDS). You can infect others who come into contact with your blood, semen or vaginal fluid. You should take necessary precautions to avoid transmitting HIV to others. A positive result does ... Read more »
The Body

Three Reasons Why Criminalizing HIV Is So Wrong

...many years. HIV is only transmitted through bodily fluids such as blood, semen (and pre-ejaculation fluid), breast milk, and vaginal secretions. So if a man spits on someone , no matter how common and disgusting that is, the person will probably... Read more »
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Exposure to Fluids?

Posted by hetero, 1 Reply
...After a visit to a sex worker, I am worried about my chances of contracting HIV from exposure to vaginal fluids. I used a condom, but am afraid that some fluids may find its way to the top of the penis, and somehow I will be exposed. Read more »

HIV FROM CONDOMS AFER FACT?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What are the chances of catching hiv when: You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes Read more »

Worried, please respond with opinions. Thanks

Posted by WorriedinVegas
...hand that were pretty much healed. A small cut that was almost fully scabbed as well. There's a chance a small amount of her vaginal secretions came into contact with them. Weeks later I experienced symptoms such as fever, mild sore throat,... Read more »

mono and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am worried I might have contracted hiv through kissing. I kissed a couple girls I met in bars. Since then I was diagnosed with mono, and have also look to have what Read more »