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Can You Get Hiv Through The Pores

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Ask the Experts

Can HIV be absorbed through pores at base of penis?

I had protected sex, using a condom, about three weeks ago with a girl of whom I don't know her HIV status. At one point, for awhile, she was in the top straddling position and vaginal fluids were in contact with my genital area. I had once...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is not transmitted through the pores of skin. Intact skin is an effective barrier to HIV. HIV transmission occurs when infected fluids come into contact with mucous membranes--the lining of the vagina, rectum, urethra, or mouth--or directly with... Read more »

can the HIV virus pass through the pores of a latex condom?

Hi, I heard that the HIV virus is so small that it can possibly pass through the pores of a latex... Read more »

transmission through sweat pores

Rick is it possible that the HIV virus can be transmitted through sweat pores? I've heard just... Read more »
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Connect With Others

Is it possible to get HIV from a popped pimple?

Posted by AZT
I'm asking in the area where it's my pimple that been popped, and it's a bleeder. Would it be possible for someone else's blood get into my pimple and give hiv, or would the blood from my pimple just push the other guy's blood out.

Kind of a weird... Read more »

Acne and HIV connection

Posted by alondonlad, 1 Reply
I had suffered from fairly bad acne for over 2 years now. In September I started having a laser treatment to try and solve the problem. I finished my cycle of treatment in December. I have also been on medication for over a year however all these... Read more »

HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Im currently on Accutane (very strong acne medication) and ive been on it for about 4 months. Ever since I started using it my lips have been very dry and i sometimes even have herpes 1 breakouts on my lips because of accutane (thus my lips get... Read more »

hiv through pimple while wiping self with towel?

Posted by dave313131, 1 Reply
Hi, I masturbated with another man and we ejaculated on our own stomachs. However, he cleaned himself with a towel and I used the same towel to clean myself as well. After, I had forgotten that I had a pimple on my stomach that I had popped three... Read more »