Exposure Does Not Equal Transmission
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,With what you've done so far, you could be a "safer sex poster boy!" Yes, you are taking not only the necessary precautions, but also some extraordinary precautions as well. So I'm not at all concerned about your staying safe.... Read more »
University of Utah, School of MedicineThis is an important issue. Treatment does not make people non infectious, even if their viral load is undetectable. It does, however, reduce the risk of transmission per exposure.Why? Well, there is a relationship between the amount of virus in the... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi Zeb,Well, I agree condoms may be the most effective HIV-prevention tool we have to date. However, it is far from the only tool or intervention in the prevention armamentarium! Effective HIV prevention is far more complicated than you might... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Thank you for writing in and sharing your story. It's amazing how many heterosexual guys do not believe they are at risk for HIV. Obviously our HIV awareness and prevention programs under the sex-phobic Bush Administration were woefully... Read more »
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Posted by absger, 2 RepliesDear members,
I really don't know what to do anymore, so I really rely on you guy's for now. As long as I remember I have this fear of HIV, and other illnesses, but HIV in particular.
I waited 10 years, 10 years in total anxiety until i got my first... Read more »
Posted by neibet, 1 ReplyWhat is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyOK-
It is MUCH harder for a women to give it to a man, for the obvious reasons-HIV has to be exposed to a mucous membrance and the only one on the penis is the opening of the Urethra. It is much easier the other way as the vagina is a BIG membrane.
Som... Read more »
Posted by Anonymouswas that i performed oral sex on female for about 90 seconds. i do not know her status. some people say the odds of getting infected this way from a one time short encounter is about 1 in 20,000. and the cdc even says there are know proven cases of... Read more »
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