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Female Vaginal

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AIDS InfoNet


... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by
Ask the Experts

oral sex

Can a man get a yeast infection by performing oral sex on female when she has a vaginal yeast infection?
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
Only if the man is immunocompromised.DR Read more »

Pass the massage oil, please...

...the odds of transmitting an STD by the passing of an inanimate object? Let me get specific: lets say a masseuse is giving a female vaginal massage and periodically touches himself; the masseuse, after handling the massage oil bottle (its nice and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Math Teacher,So let's see: one STD'd massaged female + one greased up male masseur who's rubbing his Mr. Happy periodically while oiling up his client's love canal + one horny math Read more »

Anal vs Vaginal Risk

Dear Rick: In the female, does the vaginal fluid or the anus have a larger amount of HIV present? For a male, is the risk of contracting AIDS from an infected femal greater with a single act of vaginal intercours or anal intercourse?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi.Thank you for your question.Anal intercourse poses a higher level of risk than vaginal intercourse. During unprotected vaginal intercourse, the man is being exposed to vaginalsecretions, and possibly menstrual blood Read more »

Can you be infected?

Hi Dr,I have recently receiving a hand job from a female stranger. 1. Should I be tested on HIV? 2. Can a male be infected by receiving a hand job if the female has some vaginal secretions or blood on her hand? 3. Are there any document cases...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
1. NO2. Probably not3. Not that I'm aware of.4. Essentially zero.MH Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of COL-1492, a Nonoxynol-9 Vaginal Gel, on HIV-1 Transmission in Female Sex Workers: A Randomised Controlled Trial against HIV-1 and other STDs, negotiating its use is not always feasible for many women. Therefore, there is a need for a female-controlled method for prevention of HIV-1. Research on microbicides is part of this global effort. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

...12/16). Hope said the results are "an important and unexpected result -- we have a new understanding of how HIV can invade the female vaginal tract." He added, "We urgently need new prevention strategies or therapeutics to block the entry of HIV... Read more »
Terri Wilder

Twenty-Nine Years of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future

...Thomas Hope, said the results are "an important and unexpected result-we have a new understanding of how HIV can invade the female vaginal tract ... we urgently need new prevention strategies or therapeutics to block the entry of HIV through... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...are in progress. Would Microbicides Eliminate the Need for Condoms? No. When used consistently and correctly, male or female condoms are likely to provide better protection against HIV and other STDs than microbicides, so they will still be... 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.... Read more »

i got a question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This is probably gonna sound dumb, but can a heterosexual guy get HIV from an infected woman? And if so,how? i see how a woman can get it from a man, but unless a guy is gay, or does drugs, i don't understand how he can get it.Thanks! Read more »

does females ejaculate like males?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...semen is containing hiv, but women's vagina gets wet before sex.. does that contain HIV like semen or do they have another secretation after orgasm? Read more »

Female to Male??

Posted by Anonymous
...Basic question please... How does a female give to the male in vaginal intercourse? I think the only place can be through the tip of the penis and if that is covered by Read more »