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Does Having Vaginitis Mean I Have HIV

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Can you get hiv if some vaginal fluid got mixed in a water bottle and you drank it.

Posted by AZT, 4 Replies
I mean would you be able to taste it, and if you couldn't is there any chance of getting hiv from it? Read more »

Help! Protected vaginal sex

Posted by HannahZ, 1 Reply
Hi! First time posting and scared to death.

I am a young woman who was recently engaged in a serious relationship with a man in a developing nation. We were not sexual (aside from fingering and one occasion of him giving me oral sex) until the day... Read more »

Open cut Vs. Vaginal Fluids

Posted by luisferreira, 1 Reply
Hi,

Some weeks ago and few hours before having protected sex
with a sex worker, I did shave my scrotum and had a one small bleeding cut
Is it possible to get infected from her vagina fluids if they did reach my cut, which I am sure it did happen? What... Read more »

oral vaginal

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi, i wonder if anyone know the update on oral-vaginal sex. i performed oral sex in a girl for about 2 min and then had sex with a condom.after that she told me that her last boyfriend had recived oral sex from prostitutes although i suspect that it... Read more »

just wondering/what do you mean/clinical??

Posted by notanonymous, 1 Reply
well, first of all based on your test you are hiv negative. some of the responses you are getting are from aids realists/dissidents. they do not believe that hiv exists. they hang around on this board and use crafty language about tests are false,... Read more »
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Risk of hiv through vaginal fluids

I had sex with a prostitute in china wearing 2 condoms.all the vaginal intercourse is done in 4-6mins and it was perfect i mean the condom didnt break.She had some vaginal flud on her genitila before the intercourse itself(i mean the area was...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:HIV does not live well outside the body. Even if there was HIV infected vaginal secretions on her hands or on the wet wipes, it is not realistic that those fluids would be able to cause an infection from the situation you describe. If those... Read more »

HIV +/ recurrent vaginal strep and staph

I am hiv+ and have been for 11 years. For the past year, I keep getting strep b and staph infections in my vagina. My doctor says that these are bacteria that can be found on a persons hand or in their mouth and on their skin. I have been treated...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
I am sorry that I am not able to answer your question; your vaginal discharge may not be caused by bacterial infections; I would suggest that you see another gynecologist to seek a second opinion;JLS.... Read more »

woman with herpes/moment of non-protected vaginal sex with hiv+ man

Hi, I scoured your the previously posed questions but didn't find a situation like mine. I had sex with a man I've known for 8 years last night. We had sex with a condom for a few minutes and then stopped. A little while later, he slid...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Based upon the description of your sexual encounter with this HIV positive man, the only behavior that constituted a real risk for infection was the time that his penis was inside of your vagina. The fact that the exposure was brief and that he did... Read more »

Hetero Unprotected Vaginal - Terrified of HIV

Dr. Bob, I am terrified and I'll be brief. Me- 29yo healthy US maleIncident - Visited massage parlour in montreal and performed unprotected oral on french canadian female "masseuse". Started protected vaginal but condom broke and was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1.The HIV statistic you quote for unprotected insertive penile-vaginal sex is an estimate and presumes your partner is confirmed to be HIV positive. Your estimated per-act statistical risk would be less, as we don't know the status of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trichomonas Vaginalis Treatment Reduces Vaginal HIV-1 Shedding

The researchers wrote that vaginal HIV-1 shedding has been associated with Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infection and may play a role in HIV transmission. The study's purpose was to determine if effective TV treatment reduces the presence of vaginal... Read more »
Global Campaign for Microbicides

Pivotal HIV Prevention Trial for Women in Africa Finds That Use of Tenofovir Gel Does Not Prevent HIV: What Does This Mean for HIV Prevention for Women?

Johannesburg, South Africa, and Washington, D.C. -- A pivotal trial testing daily use of oral and topical prophylaxis to help prevent HIV has made a decision to discontinue testing tenofovir-containing vaginal gel, according to an announcement by... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Trial in Africa of Long-Acting Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention

"The first test of a long-acting vaginal ring loaded with an HIV-preventing drug has begun enrolling women in southern Africa," the Washington Post reports. The study, according to the newspaper, marks the 15th trial led by the nonprofit group,... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Presence of Lactobacillus May Reduce HIV Concentration in Vaginal Fluid

In this summary of her study, Jane Hitti, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Washington at Seattle, examines study findings suggesting that a bacteria known as lactobacillus, which occurs naturally in the vaginal flora of many women (and is similar... Read more »