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Hiv From Touching Genitals

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one of every five teenagers and adults is infected with genital herpes. Women are more commonly infected than men and it is estimated that one of every four women has herpes. Although at least 45 million...
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gay..touched his semen...wiped ..sniffed..hiv fear (HIV FROM SNIFFING, 2009)

dear doctor, I WENT THROUGH ALL UR FORUMS BUT COULD NOT FIND SIMILAR QUESTION....SO PLZ HELP...i belong to homophobic country u are the only help!! i m a gay who recently came in contact with a another gay don't know his sexual history..we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're worried about contracting HIV from sniffing a spunked-up finger? Relax Max. Your HIV-acquisition risk is completely nonexistent.I'll post below a few other "sniffing" questions from the archives.Be well.Dr. BobI smelled... Read more »

Does HIV spread by touching a sex toy

hi,yesterday while being with an escort girl, she inserted her sex toy that she already has placed a condom on it in her vagina. i was touching the toy while it is her...after she came i opened a condom to place it on my penis so she can perfrom...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Thanks for writing in. I would not be concerned. HIV needs direct access to the blood stream for transmission to occur. Unless you had an open bleeding wound on your finger, and you were using that finger to penetrate her, there is no... Read more »

Can I get HIV from vaginal fluids touching my balls?

Hi there Doc,I love this site and everything you do man...stops idoits like me from going out of out minds! Anyway..Can you get HIV from vaginal fluids that get on your balls or other genital area during sex. We always use condoms but i was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Relax Max. HIV cannot permeate intact skin and that includes the intact skin covering the family jewels and your nether regions -- your entire "home entertainment center," so to speak. Just continue to cover your stump before you hump... Read more »

gay..touched his semen...wiped ..sniffed..hiv fear (NOW INCLUDES WIFE AND PREGNENCY)

Hi doc this is follow up question{OLD QUESTION}: gay..touched his semen...wiped ..sniffed..hiv fear (HIV FROM SNIFFING, 2009)Oct 10, 2009dear doctor, I WENT THROUGH ALL UR FORUMS BUT COULD NOT FIND SIMILAR QUESTION....SO PLZ HELP...i belong to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,So exactly which part of "your HIV-acquisition risk is completely nonexistent" are you having trouble understanding? HIV is not your problem. It's not your wife's problem (unless she contracted it from someone other than... Read more »
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Fingerring and touching anus opening

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please help me I am making myself sick with worry. I Fingered a girl of unknown HIV status (not inside her but just the vulva). She briefly rubbed her vagina. About 10 minutes later she pressed my anal opening with the same finger. Is there a risk... Read more »

Vagina touched toilet

Posted by Lyndsay1, 3 Replies
i was out drunk and went to the toilet and went to sit down and my vagina touched the toilet seat. I'm terrified i might have caught hep c or hiv. Help. Ps i have high anxiety and ocd which doesn't help

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Genital Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I know this is an hiv forum but I was wondering if the first episode of genital herpes is extremly painful or not? What do the lesions look like and how long do they take to go away? Please answer!

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how do genital warts start?

Posted by mmfsm, 2 Replies
i noticed a round red bump, looks like a pimple in the glans of my penis, it is the same texture, doesnt have a center, or pus, does not ich or hurt when touched, im afraid it may be HPV, have not had sex in 11 months, could this be the begining of... Read more »