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How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on...
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I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, the safest and most effective way involves sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Dr. BobArtificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization Feb 25, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial... Read more »

How long can HIV in vaginal fluid stay alive outside the body on your fingers?

I would to ask you if someone has touched small quantity of HIV+ vaginal fluid and after a while his fingers have dried out, is it considered for HIV to be dead? How long could stay alive outside the body?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,As this is a hypothetical situation let me address all the pieces going on here.Once fluid carrying HIV dries, the HIV in that fluid is absolutely dead. HIV can't live outside the body, so once it's in the open air... Read more »

Very confused about contact with infected body fluids

Dear Dr Bob,I recently sent you a question regarding pre-ejaculate saturated underwear. I am a woman, and while receiving a massage, i felt the man's penis press against my underwear (my skirt was rolled up to just under my buttocks. When I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Latex or polyurethane condoms can prevent HIV transmission if used properly and if they don't fail (break).Spermicides and microbicides do not stop or prevent HIV. In fact a previous popular spermicide, Nonoxynol-9, actually increased the... Read more »

Viral load and body fluids

Dr. Gallant - Blessings to you! Can you tell me the effect of viral load on bodyfluids other than blood? I have a very lowCD4 count (recently up to 94 from 12), have been positive for almost six years, and have a very low viral load (due to AZT3TC...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
While not every bodily fluid has been studied in this way, we do know that thereis a correlation between plasma viral load and the amount of virus in some bodily fluids. We also know that people with high viral loads are more infectious (they... Read more »
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how much hiv in vaginal fluids

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Answer: A small amount or none. The small amount can/could be risky. There is really no documentation on transmission from female to male. There IS documentation on a few men who have had post-coital female blood infect them via intercourse. I... Read more »

body fluid touched the skin without intercourse

Posted by mona811
can anyone tell me that if body fluid has touched the skin without intercoursing can person be effected with hiv Read more »

touch the body fluid?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last weekend, we had a party at my home with some friends (I knowing or I unknowing). After the party, I cleaned the house and the bathroom. There was some stain (not sure blood or urine or some other stuff) on one toilet. I cleaned it and touched... Read more »

Vaginal fluid exposure - I am at risk ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can someone advise me. I made 2 stupid mistakes after fingering(non insertive, just the top of the vulva but got my fingertips damp) what I would now call a high risk African girl

First mistake, I rubbed the side of my eye with the knuckle of my... Read more »