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Do People Catch AIDS From Vaginal Fisting

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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...risk-free. It is also possible to get other sexually-transmitteddiseases (STDs), such as syphilis, herpes, and gonorrhea through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since...
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Why is hetero vaginal intercourse still said to be risky?

Please note I am not trying to stir anything up or disrespect gay people. I am really interested in finding out why hetero vaginal sex is said to be risky.The stats according to wikipedia are about 1/2000 for insertive and 1/1000 for receptive. If...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello J,Worldwide there are over 34,000,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. The vast majority acquired the virus via "hetero vaginal sex" and were not drug users. The estimates of Read more »

insertive vaginal sex

when you say insertive vaginal sex, would this include inserting the fingers or just the penis? why would one be more susceptible to infection than the other?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...the inner surface of the foreskin.There is evidence that men are infected through insertive sex, but there is no evidence that people are infected through fingering.RMK Read more »

Kissing the vagina

I am a heterosexual male. I recently had an encounter with a prostitute in which she performed oral sex on me with a condom. At the same time I kissed her vagina - for probably 10 to 15 seconds.Am I at risk of infection?Thanks
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Kissing a person's vagina may technically be considered oral sex, but if you do not get any vaginal fluids in your mouth, then transmission can't Read more »

18 oral sex and inserting finger into vagina

Dear Kull, I have a big problem. I'm 18 and today my girlfriend just did oral sex on my penis and had my ejaculation into her mouth. Yesterday she said she had a cut on her gum by the bristle of the toothbrush. Is she at risk in contracting HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Transmission of HIV from one person to another is only possible if one of those people is infected with HIV. If you are not infected with HIV, then your girlfriend can't get infected with HIV by having sex with you. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...infected blood was exchanged due to bleeding gums or sores in the mouth. Because of this remote risk, it is recommended that individuals who are HIV-infected avoid deep, open-mouth "French" kissing with a non-infected partner, as there is a... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...HIV? Why Do We Need Microbicides if We Will Eventually Have an HIV Vaccine? How Much Will Microbicides Cost, and Will People Be Able to Afford Them? What About Nonoxynol-9 (N-9)? Taking Care of Yourself What Are Microbicides? ... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...is known as acute infection or primary infection ), your immune system tries to mount a defense. That defense can cause many people to develop symptoms that usually go away after a few days. Here's the catch: Those symptoms, when they do occur... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...life at risk? This sounds like a serious issue, and it's probably not the only one in your relationship. Have you considered individual or couple's counseling? Thought: "I can't suggest to my girl/guy that we get an HIV test. We've been... Read more »
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Is This True?

Posted by SelfRevelations, 5 Replies
...told him that there is more of a chance that the male would infect a female via ejaculation (force of the semen pushed into the vagina) than the female infecting the male. Is this true? I've never heard of such a thing & I've been HIV+ for... Read more »

Did I put myself in for HIV?

Posted by mybigmistake, 2 Replies
...I think I might have one many things which I feel put me at risk for HIV with several different people at many different times. I kissed them on the lips(our tongues met too)and we did mutual masturbation with each other and they Read more »

Unprotected Vaginal, no ejaculation

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...How high a risk is unprotected receptive vaginal sex with ejaculation outside of the body? What is the chance of being infected by precum only? My rapid test was negative at Read more »

hiv question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...to be very high? Do women catch it easier during ovulation? Do have to have a sore or cut? I am just so curious since some people catch it the first time Read more »