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Dangers Of Vaginal Infections

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Is it dangerous?

I am a circumcised male. I accidently had unprotected vaginal sex for 10 seconds with a woman whose Hiv status was unknown. Can I be infected from this incident?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Any time that your mucous membranes (the lining of your mouth, urethra, or rectum) come into contact with fluids that potentially carry HIV (vaginal secretions, blood, semen), you are at risk for infection. It is difficult to determine your risk... Read more »

Will i be infected if infected vaginal cum touches my penis tip.

I had sex with a prostitute using condom.after having sex with her few vaginal cum got stuck on my... Read more »

hep c dangers

can this be transmited to me through normal activity. My boyfriend was just diagnosed.... Read more »
Articles
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is a term for any infection or inflammation of the vagina. What are the symptoms of vaginitis? In general, vaginitis may cause itching, irritation, or abnormal vaginal discharge. There are a several different kinds of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Virginal Women May Pick Up "Bad" Vaginal Bacteria

Dr. Sepehr N. Tabrizi and colleagues at the Royal Women's Hospital in Victoria found that women can acquire bacteria linked to a dangerous vaginal infection through oral sex or petting even if they have not had sexual intercourse. The investigators... Read more »
Positive Women's Network BC

When Disclosure Is Dangerous: Remembering Cicely Bolden

Cicely Bolden is a name I won't soon forget. She allegedly disclosed her HIV status after having sex with a man. He responded by getting a knife and stabbing her to death. When I heard the news of Cicely's death, I was going to write a simple... Read more »
American Society for Microbiology

Danger Signal Limits Hepatitis C Infection

Despite the fact that hepatitis C virus (HCV) persists chronically in about 80 percent of those infected, some liver cells remain free of the virus even after many years. Now Sung Key Jang of Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea,... Read more »
Connect With Others

Is HIV dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Guys,
I know this board is basically focus on HIV related issue. There are a lot of guys come into contact with sexual intercourse and worry about whether he(she) gets infected. To be honest, there are thousand of more dangerous diseases out there... Read more »

Im just being paranoic? or Im in great danger

Posted by tombi123, 1 Reply
Hi, I live in mexico and just a few days ago i decided to have have sex with a transexual prostitute from the street, the intercourse was like this: he give me a blowjob with condom of course, after that I penetrate him with condom of course, i did... Read more »

Breast secretion - dangerous ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I had a possible exposure to HIV 2 days back. I engaged in protected vaginal sex (latex condom) with a sex worker. I suckled her breasts - and noticed that upon squeezing them a thick white sticky fluid was secreted (possibly some sort of... Read more »

Urgent reply need regarding the danger of being infected

Posted by Parthiban, 2 Replies
Hi, i need your serious help as i seem to be loosing my cool and i am extremely scared whether i might be infected. I have had multiple partners and i got HIV Rapid testing done once after having sex with an person. This test was done after 5 months... Read more »