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Can You Contract Hiv By Skin Contact

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Stepped in semen, you're wondering how, right?

Hello! After having protected intercourse with someone, he tossed the condom to the side of my bed without tying it first (disgusting, I know. Needless to say, I dont plan on seeing him again) As I then get up from bed, I procede to step in his...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I have addressed this issue (skin contact with HIV, not carelessly flung condoms full of spunk) numerous times in this forum. HIV cannot permeate intact skin (except for Read more »

Stepped in semen

Hi! I recently posted about this incident, but I felt it was important to mention this. After... Read more »

risk and promised to donate

Dear Dr Bob;I am devastated and frightened. About 7 weeks ago I notice two pimple like things on... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...found any evidence of transmission from provider to patient in health care settings. CDC has documented rare cases of patients contracting HIV in health care settings from infected donor tissue. Most of these cases occurred due to failures in... Read more »
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and the Link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

...involved. Drugs and alcohol can interfere with judgment and can lead to risky sexual behaviors that put people in danger of contracting or transmitting HIV. What is the Extent and Impact of HIV/AIDS? HIV/AIDS has become one of the deadliest... 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

...country of birth. Data suggest that Hispanic/Latino men born in Puerto Rico are more likely than other Hispanic/Latino men to contract HIV as a result of injection drug use. By contrast, sexual contact with other men is the primary cause of HIV... Read more »
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Did I put myself in for HIV?

Posted by mybigmistake, 2 Replies
...They all performed unprotected cunnilingus on me too, many times(they went down on my vagina without a barrier at all). Did I contract HIV from ANY of them or what I did, assuming ANY or ALL of them were positive? Read more »

infected blood on skin

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...my t-shirt at the level of my arm.At that time I didn't know of his hiv status and didn't check carefully the condition of my skin nor washed the area althought I remember that the skin was intact.A friend of mine who knows the guy informed me... 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 Read more »

sorry.. not HIV.. question about Herpes?!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Yeah i posted before about my worry about infection of some other STD... Someone replied that you cannot contract HSV2 from oral sex (someone gave me head). I read this on some other site.. However, when i called the aids and sexual health Read more »