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Protection when fingering and fisting

Mr. SowadskyDo you know if they make finger condoms. It seems to me that inserting a finger into someones vagina is unsafe sex! We hear all this talk about condoms but a person could have a scratch on their finger and become infected. Do you also...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Put very simply, if you have fresh open cuts or open sores on your hands when fingering (or fisting) someone, it is suggested that you use latex or vinyl gloves. These gloves are inexpensive, widely available, and... Read more »

Hep C and, erm, fisting

I'm pretty well-informed (I think) about new trends in HIV research and treatment. However,... Read more »

fisting risk

i am gay hiv negative male. I have had 3 sexual encounters with a hiv positive male. We used... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaginal Ring Protects Monkeys Against AIDS Virus, Study Shows

Macaques receiving a vaginal ring containing the experimental HIV drug MIV-150 were 83 percent less likely to become infected with simian HIV compared with those getting placebo rings, a study by researchers at the New York-based Population Council... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: New Vaginal Ring Borrows From Birth Control to Fight AIDS

The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) is launching the first clinical trial in Africa of a vaginal ring to help combat HIV infection. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials of the ring will occur at research... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cellulose Gel May Increase Vaginal HIV Transmission

The fact that more than 50 percent of adults with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa are women demonstrates the urgent need for female-initiated methods of HIV prevention. But newly published research reports a set-back to efforts to formulate a vaginal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trichomonas Vaginalis Treatment Reduces Vaginal HIV-1 Shedding

The researchers wrote that vaginal HIV-1 shedding has been associated with Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection and may play a role in HIV transmission. The study's purpose was to determine if effective TV treatment reduces the presence of vaginal... Read more »
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veterans vs. newbies...let the fists fly.....

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
I have been reading a lot of posts back and forth where the veterans bash the newbies and then somebody tries to throw in a neutral post to the effect that the veterans really have all the info.
But--here's a thought--HIV has changed quite a bit... Read more »

Watersports and fisting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all,

When I was first diagnosed + (about a year ago), I did not want to, or have any desire to have sex at all. With time though that has changed and I have recently had a few sexual encounters (Super safe ones).

The one thing I have noticed... Read more »

Fisting

Posted by micmax
I recently had my first fisting experience. I was the insertive partner. I had a lot to drink and was not thinking as clearly as I should have been, and quite stupidly I did not use a glove, the reason being that I initially felt there was not a... Read more »

Worried about HIV from fist fight and braces

Posted by worriedboy4321
Hi,
Last year on march a bunch of gangsters or hooligans attacked me and a few friends.
One of them punched me at the side of my face.My braces gave me a cut inside my mouth,at the cheek area.The cut was quite deep and it extended to the corner of my... Read more »