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Do People Get HIV From Vaginal Secretions

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...CDC-INFO 24 Hours/Day at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), 1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en EspaƱol. Which body fluids transmit HIV? These body fluids have been shown to contain high concentrations of HIV: blood semen vaginal fluid breast milk other body fluids containing blood The following are additional body fluids that may transmit the virus that health care workers may come into contact with: fluid surrounding the brain and...
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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 »

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 »

Semen and Vaginal Secretions...

Hello Ryan-I have read many posts where guys have been masturbated by other guys with thier HIV+ semen fluids on thier hands (and other guys by girls with thier HIV+ vaginal secretions on thier hands) and you say the risk is essentially nil, even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...In some of my responses about mutual masturbation, I recommend that people do not use their partner's semen or vaginal fluids as a lubricant for masturbation, as someone could become infected with HIV or other STDs that way. Just because it could... Read more »

not sure???

hi there, can HIV infected fluids enter the blood stream through the mucus membrane of the penis without any cut's or open sores, or does the penis have to have some microscopic cuts in order for transmission to occur, and is there any other...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...a difference between vaginal and cervical secretions. Cervical secretions tend to have higher concentrations of virus than vaginal fluids, but still are generally lower than virus concentration in semen.3) I do not know exactly how much vaginal... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...transmitted? HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen Vaginal secretions Breast milk Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed by... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...researchers to find HIV in patients with AIDS with few exceptions. HIV has been repeatedly isolated from the blood, semen and vaginal secretions of patients with AIDS, findings consistent with the epidemiologic data demonstrating AIDS... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Talking to Youth About HIV/AIDS

...be from male to female, male to male, female to male, or female to female. HIV may be in an infected person's blood, semen, vaginal secretions, or breast milk. It can enter the body through cuts or sores on tissue in the vagina, penis, or rectum,... Read more »
American Association for World Health

HIV/AIDS Quiz

...that can greatly decrease thechances of your baby having HIV. True False 5. HIV is not present in ... A. semen and vaginal secretions B. sweat C. blood D. breast milk 6. T or F: Only drug users and gay men need to worry about... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HOW IT IS SPREAD: HIV is transmitted through contact with the blood, semen, vaginal secretions or breast milk of an HIV infected person. INCUBATION PERIOD: Antibodies can typically be detected... Read more »

HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If hiv is so difficult to get then why do so many people have it? why do some many people in africa have it ? if it is so fragile. why can't they find a cure? why can't they find a cure Read more »

Once the fluid containing HIV dries, is it dead?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Once vaginal secretion dry, would the HIV in them die? And how long would HIV live if it were into underwear? Would it die once soaked in? 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 »