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Can You Get AIDS From A Belly Button Ring?

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

will I get HIV if he ejaculated on my tummy and some get into my belly button?

I had sex with a stranger he worn a condom but when he ejaculated on my tummy, some of his cum get into my belly button and I swiped it quickly.will I get HIV ?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Are you wondering if your belly button is an open conduit into your tummy? The answer is no. The umbilical cord was cut, clamped and tied off at birth. It's also been completely healed over and closed since infancy. Your HIV risk is... Read more »

Belly, belly, belly, belly, belly! Donation coming your way!

Hi Dr!I've search high and low for an answer and although I have found similar ones, I... Read more »

Belly Piercings while positive.

Hello Dr.I am HIV positive and I would like to get my belly button pierced. I have had it done... Read more »
Articles
TheBody.com

Hot-Button Issues

Living with HIV means dealing with a host of issues, questions and problems alongside everyday life. Similarly, living with HIV when you're 50 or older often means dealing with extra issues at the intersection of HIV and the normal things we all... Read more »
TheBody.com

Hot-Button Issues

Table of Contents Roundtable Discussions The Rising Rates of HIV Among Black and Latino Men: What's Going On? Laying it Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV Special Reports Q&A: Errol Fields on Young Black Gay... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New Yorkers Choose Queens Designer's Power Button Image as Winner of the NYC Condom Package Design Contest

The votes are in. After tallying more than 15,000 online ballots, the Health Department today reveals the winning design for the special limited-edition NYC Condom wrapper. And the winner is ... the electronic power button submitted by Luis Acosta... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Portable Device Detects HIV With Push of a Button

After approximately 10 years of work, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have built an inexpensive, portable, easy-to-use device to quickly diagnose HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Axel Scherer and George Maltezos began... Read more »
Connect With Others

The Bell is Ringing-Bells4AIDS-World AIDS Day

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
A MILLION BELLS RINGING ON DECEMBER 1 World AIDS Day!

"The Bell is Ringing" is a grassroots initiative of concerned individuals, who decided to mobilize communities and individuals from around the world to join a united effort to raise awareness to... Read more »

no condoms=aids???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i'm a 20 years old woman and i had first slept with a guy when i was 17. since then i had 3 boy friends and i had slept with them all. i have a new boy friend now these days..and he doesn't like to use comdoms..and that makes me warry..i don't think... Read more »

Proof that AIDS is U.S government bio-weapon

Posted by Sojuro, 2 Replies
Throughout the 1960's and 1970's, the United States was involved a EUGENICS programs in which AFRICAN AMERICANS, and others deemed as 'undesireables' were being INVOLUNTARILY SYSTEMATICALY STERILIZED to quell their population growth... Read more »

AIDS Treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
AIDS Drugs May Cause Other Illnesses Research* Strokes and coronary disease are linked to powerful protease inhibitors, some doctors suspect.

By JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER

The powerful drug cocktails that have enabled AIDS patients to live... Read more »