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How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? Treatment as Prevention The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool...
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HAD PROTECTED SEX WITH AN HIV+ WOMAN

hello.i had protected sex with an hiv + woman just once but we used to kiss deeply yet i had bleeding gums,i dont know if she had bleeding gums too but am really concerned about my health because by the time i had sex with her she had a serious hiv...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
That you wore a condom leads me to believe your risk of infection is pretty much zero. Kissing is just not a way to get HIV - even with gum problems. Get an HIV test at about 4 to 6 weeks after the exposure. If negative, a) believe it and b) be... Read more »

HAD PROTECTED SEX WITH AN HIV+ WOMAN

hello.i had protected sex with an hiv + woman just once but we used to kiss deeply yet i had bleeding gums,i dont know if she had bleeding gums too but am really concerned about my health because by the time i had sex with her she had a serious hiv...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI'm glad to hear you had protected sex! Kissing doesn't pose a risk, though having bleeding gums does create an entry point for HIV as well as many other types of bacterias and virus's. HIV is not in saliva so you could not get it... Read more »

Risk from deep french kissing with bleeding gums "HAD PROTECTED SEX WITH AN HIV+ WOMAN"

hello.i had protected sex with an hiv + woman just once but we used to kiss deeply yet i had bleeding gums,i dont know if she had bleeding gums too but am really concerned about my health because by the time i had sex with her she had a serious hiv...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,Typically kissing (even deep french kissing) is not really considered a risk. This is because blood isn't just hanging out in both people's mouths nor is something like saliva going to transmit HIV. However, two... Read more »

afraid even if protected sex with hiv husband

My husband is hiv positive and I am defenitely hiv negative, I finished all the check up, Praise the God.But my question is I am not ready to do sex with my husband, I am very afraid I dont know how I can survive without sex I have four small...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for your question.This is one of the most dificult aspects of living with HIV. This is a decision that only you can make along with your sexual partner.Some things that may help:1) Is your husband on medication to treat HIV, and if so, is... Read more »
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For those worried about "Protected Sex"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If U R visiting this forum on a regular basis and U have had protected sex with a prostitute (female or male), vaginal or anal, please please please be confident that CONDOMS do work. Do U think that the concept of magnetic couples would exist? I... Read more »

Protected receptive anal sex

Posted by AnthonyMC, 1 Reply
Hello.

I'm a heterosexual guy but more or less 2 months ago I did something I will never forgive myself for, regardless of whether I got infected with something or not: I had receptive anal sex with a transexual sex worker.

Now, the intercourse was... Read more »

Protected Sex with an Escort

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
A little over a month ago I had protected vaginal sex with a girl I later found out to be a "high class" escort. She travels frequently to be with her clients.

In any event we had vaginal protected sex (female superior)in which she used water based... Read more »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »