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Chances Of Catching HIV From Touching Rectum

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Condoms

...semen or by contact with infected sores in the genital area, including HIV. Most condoms go over a man's penis. A new type of condom was designed to fit into a woman's vagina. This "female" condom can also be used to protect the rectum. What Are They Made Of? Condoms used to be made of natural skin (including lambskin) or of rubber. That's why they are called "rubbers." Most condoms today are latex or polyurethane. Lambskin condoms can...
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Chances of HIV infection from Massage Oil

Hi Dr, I would like to Thank You for your generous service to the Worried individuals like me.I have got a generic question please answer me this might help lot of people who are in similiar situation like me. I went to a Massage Parlor and lady...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1. Sweat does not transmit HIV.2. Nonexistent.Thanks for your tax-deductible donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Read more »

HIV and rectum bleeding.

Hi, im new here but ive read some questions people have posted and some asnwers have been very helpful to me, so i decided to ask a question of my own. I am 19years old and im HIV+. I found out i was HIV+ in Aug 2008. My CD4 count was 565 and my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Current guidelines suggest that in patients who are asymptomatic (without symptoms) from their HIV infection with CD4 counts above 500 can defer treatment as long as they are monitored over time as seems to be the case with Read more »

plumbing and hiv

Dear Doc, I have alot of anxiety right now about being a plumber and not wearing gloves all the time and having cuts on my hands. Does hiv in urine or feces deactivate rapidly in toilet water or does it live for a long period of time. do i have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Anxious Plumber,Relax Max. Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. Urine and feces do not transmit HIV, unless they contain visible blood. Even if some of your Read more »

Boyfriend HIV+ I am HIV-

I am worried if I can contract the HIV virus from my boyfriend when he goes to the bathroom and misses the toilet bowl and it lands on the floor. Sometimes when I walk in I will step on his pee. Also, he has a bad habit of picking his nose (yuuuk)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...myself anally. I'm not sure that my dads cousins have AIDS, but they are promiscuous and I don't believe I had any tears in my rectum or anus. However, 3- 4 days before this happened I had stomach problems and had to wipe my anus while on the... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

... How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

...of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into... Read more »
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Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about... Read more »
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Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...undetectable. He's been on Atripla for a while now and seems to have a great adherence. He told me from day one that he was HIV positive and gave me some basics to help me make a choice. I read a lot of information regarding the risk of... Read more »

Can anyone help me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...had a couple of experiences that have me in doubt if i got hiv. I was with 2 guys the first once we masterbated and our penis touched i think his precum got on my penis. Then the other guy i inserted my penus in his rectum for about 10 seconds no... Read more »

Fighting the battle on many different fronts!

Posted by dbport, 4 Replies
...I was diagnosed as HIV+ 17 years ago and a PWA for the past 14. When I first found out, there was very little else I could think about, other than Read more »

Words I Need to Say

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...similar. The penis, which resembles the needle in shooting drugs, unleashes a large quantity of infected semen into an air-tight rectum (which is often full of abrasions during anal intercourse, and afterwards, it soaks up the semen like a... Read more »