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Do People Catch AIDS From Vaginal Fluid

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AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...someone with AIDS who was coughing, by hugging or kissing someone with AIDS, and so on. See Fact Sheet 150 for current information on how HIV is transmitted. Transmission can only occur if someone is exposed to blood, semen, vaginal fluid or mother's milk (see Fact Sheet 611 ) from an infected person. There is no proven case of transmission from the tears or saliva of an infected person. Myth: A woman with HIV infection can't have...
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Condom, vaginal fluid on underside, exposure... Will donate!!!

Dear Dr Bob,An answer to this question would be much appreciated, and I will make a donation. I really respect what you do for so many people, I can imagine that it must get frustrating answering the same questions over and over, but it really does...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or is there a risk?" Paranoid, unquestionably and indubitably paranoid!Thanks for your donation to The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...children have been orphaned by the epidemic. A person who has HIV carries the virus in certain body fluids, including blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk. The virus can be transmitted only if such HIV-infected fluids enter the... Read more »

Vaginal Secretions

Hi Rick, I heard that if you expose to small amount of vaginal secretions, itcan't cause HIV infection. Is it true? Thanks!
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. We do not know the minimum quantity of any body fluid (vaginal secretions, blood, semen, etc.) that is required for HIV infection to occur. All anybody can say is that the more infectious body fluids Read more »

does sodomy create HIV/AIDS?

I guess Im just pretty ignorant because of my super religious parents but, I always thought that unprotected anal sex would somehow 'create' HIV/AIDS. Is this just a wierd misconception? and if I had unprotected anal sex w my bf (and neither of us...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...people?(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES) Jul 2, 2007 is there a way hiv can develop through a hiv-negative person's vaginal fluid on a hiv-negative's small cut(ripped hang nail) through clothed mutual masturbation? Response from Dr.... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...HIV-positive (carrying the virus that causes AIDS). You can infect others who come into contact with your blood, semen or vaginal fluid. You should take necessary precautions to avoid transmitting HIV to others. A positive result does ... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...tears, sweat, mosquitoes, pools, or casual contact." The reality: HIV can only be transmitted through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. The most common ways for HIV to be transmitted are through unprotected sexual... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen ("cum") and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) Urine Feces... Read more »
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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the presence of mind to discard it? I can't understand. Now I have to live with the thought that I may have exposed myself to HIV infection. I mean, the toilet paper which came into contact with the seat actually also came into contact with my... Read more »

vaginal fluids/menstral cycle

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A girlfriend of mine cheated on me, but did not have sex with her, she told me that they only kissed, well she also went swimming with this other girl and they switched bathing suits bottoms, she was telling me she was concerned because in less than... Read more »

Gmanl

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Gman,seeing everyone seems to rely on you alot here,what is your feeling about massachusetts 6 week window period with a 3rd generation elisa,would you be comforable with that,also with your experiance since 1989 have you ever know someone to test... Read more »

food prepared by HIV positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...member, with whom I do not live, that has recently tested HIV positive. My concern now is should I eat food that the infected person has helped prepare (canning of fresh vegetables)when I noticed that they have a sore on their finger? Read more »