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Does Skin Protect Against Hiv

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Safer Sex Guidelines

...touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into the body. Vaginal or rectal intercourse without protection is very unsafe. Sexual fluids enter the body, and wherever a man's penis is inserted, it can cause small tears that make HIV infection more likely. The receptive partner is more likely to be infected,...
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i appreaciate your time

DR. McGowen i asked a question a while back and you answered it for me thank you. I do have another question if i may :I had protected sex with a girl who has had several partners before me the condom did not break but when i was taking the condom...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...any risk. Also, do you have any sores/ulcers on your penis? Did it burn when alcohol was applied? Intact skin is a great protection against HIV. It is best to use soap and water rather than anything that may be caustic or cause... 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
...practices can be less risky, such as mutual masturbation, fingering, frottage (rubbing the penis or vagina against a person's intact skin), or oral sex with use of a latex dental dam for example. Vaginal sex with use of a latex condom reduces... Read more »

% of MSM HIV transmission from protected anal sex magnetic couple

Hey Dr. BobThanks for all your great work! I'm in a magnetic relationship, and I was just curious if there are statistics regarding routes of transmission? Particularly, everyone says that unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest, but what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Patrick,What you've read is correct: Unprotected receptive anal sex carries the highest per-act statistical risk for sexual HIV transmission. As for "protected" receptive anal Read more »

Equating Sex with Death

Hey Dr. BobI am actually here in China. I keep having sex with alot of sex workers here (all protected) and from time to time I have girls will go down on me without protection. One instance in particular, i was with this prostitute who began her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...negligible, assuming the skin on the shaft of your Mr. Happy was intact. HIV cannot permeate intact skin. Therefore your HIV risk is protected insertive sex and unprotected insertive oral sex. The protected sex would indeed be "protected,"... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...done correctly. How Would Microbicides Benefit Men? It is possible that an HIV-positive woman's male partner might be protected from infection if she used a vaginal microbicide. However, this would need to be tested in clinical trials.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...someone, the virus has to get past the body's defenses. These include skin and saliva. If your skin is not broken or cut, it protects you against infection from blood or sexual fluids. Saliva can help kill HIV in your mouth. If HIV-infected blood... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...vaccines use a weakened form of the germ. They can give you a mild case of disease, but then your immune system kicks in to protect you against a severe case. Other "inactivated" vaccines don't use a living germ. You don't get the disease, but... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...or was an injection drug user, has other sex partners, has had sex with infected people, or has sex with men. Women should protect themselves against HIV infection. Having male sex partners use condoms lowers the chance of HIV infection. See ... Read more »
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Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...that as a top I could be exposed to HIV, even while wearing a condom. So be extra careful and responsible. Make sure you wear protection correctly, and be gentle while wearing it. Moreover, avoid sex with strangers, while under the influence... Read more »

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 Read more »

got herpes and HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies infected with herpes. This had to of been from him since I never had it before. I wasnt sure how I got it since we had protected sex. But I assume that because it is a skin to skin transmission I probably got it because of that. However... Read more »

uhoh, I think I'm in trouble

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...that the top part of the condom had rolled down about half-ways but the lower half of my penis (including the head) was still protected. I also noticed I had some of her vaginal fluids on the part of my penis that wasn't protected. Can I... Read more »