Can You Get Hiv From Genital Contact

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concerned about contacting HIV through genital contact but not insertion

Am I at a high risk of contracting the HIV virus if I recently had genital contact but not to the point of actual intercourse?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your question is too general to answer at this point. Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions (I) and try to assess your own risk. If you are still confused, please send us a more detailed question. Thanks!Ryan M. Kull, CSW Read more »

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...signs. Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1) is the common cause of cold sores (oral herpes) around the mouth. HSV2 normally causes genital herpes. However, through sexual activity, HSV1 can cause infections in the genital area, and HSV2 can infect the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...and acquiring HIV. Increased susceptibility. STDs appear to increase susceptibility to HIV infection by two mechanisms. Genital ulcers (e.g., syphilis , herpes , or chancroid) result in breaks in the genital tract lining or skin. These... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

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