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Can You Contract HIV From Vaginal Secretions

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I doubt you've been asked this before

Hi Dr, Very strange scenario, I have just come back from backpacking in peru with a close male friend.He's apparently straight but we are very physical in the sense of lots of hugging etc. In short, he had sex with a girl while we were trekking in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...scene!Whether your friend is "apparently straight," anything but straight or closeted bi-curious questioning Republican, your HIV-acquisition risk from fondling his chest and falling asleep on his naked shoulder is nonexistent, no matter if he... Read more »

Rain Gutter is the Gutters :/

Can you contract HIV if any semen, blood or vaginal secretions or any other bodily fluid that can... 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

...transmitted? HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen Vaginal secretions Breast milk Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed by... 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 »
Women Alive

Vaginal Secretions and Transmission-- Still Looking for An Answer

...HIV EpidemiologyResearch Study (HERS). One of its objectives should be to detect andquantify the presence of HIV in cervico-vaginal secretions. Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic the possibility of contracting HIVthrough exposure to... 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 »

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 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 »

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 »