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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...line the vagina and cervix. In men, HIV can enter the body through the urethra (the opening at the tip of the penis) or through small cuts or open sores on the penis. Risk for HIV infection increases if you or a partner has a sexually transmitted disease (STD). See also " Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? " Not having (abstaining from) sex is the most effective way to avoid HIV. If you choose to...
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Lesbians, HPV, and genital warts

Hi Rick,My partner has HPV and seems to be having a re-occurance of warts (for which she is being treated by OB/GYN). This is the first time she has had actual warts since I have been with her, though I understand that she has had the HPV virus. ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...genital-to-anal contact, with or without intercourse. Lesbians and bisexual women can, and do, become infected with HPV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Between women, the biggest risk for HPV would be through direct... Read more »

Lesbians, HSV, and herpes

I am a lesbian... i have been in a relationship with a bisexual female.. recently she cheated with a man... and has discovered he has and has given her genital herpes.. she is now on medication.. but my question is,, can we still have sex since at...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...the chances of infection are greatly reduced.Lesbians and bisexual women can, and do, become infected with herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Between women, the biggest risk for herpes would be through direct... Read more »

THE BIG GUSH

Hi Dr.Bob, I have a quick question. I'm a female who has oral sex with another female. I don't know her hiv status but what are my risk factors of hiv transmision. We both are bi-sexual. I'm freaking out because two days later I had a sore throat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...not several days, to appear.I'll reprint some recent information about the risk of HIV transmission from lesbian luvin'.Dr. BobLesbians at Risk for HIV, GMHC Report Shows June 29, 2009New York, NY -- On Thursday, June 25, Gay Men's Health Crisis... Read more »

Lesbians and AIDS

Just how safe is sex between lesbians? Can AIDS be easily passed this way? I'm not talking about lesbians who engage in *other* high-risk activity, but just the act itself - is it considered safer sex? I have heard many conflicting reports.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...When we talk about safer sex, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's), there's a group of people who always seem to be left out of the conversation....Lesbians and Bisexual Women. Too many Read more »
Articles
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

...What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes... Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) -- Overview

... What Is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)? How Many People Have STDs? How Do You Get an STD? What Are the Symptoms of STDs? How Do You Get Tested for STDs? Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

..."Lesbians don't get HIV." The reality: Women who only have sex with women are generally at much lower risk for getting any sexually transmitted disease. But in rare cases, they can still get HIV. One report tells of a lesbian who was infected... Read more »
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Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep Read more »

POZ lesbian (lgBt) community!! POS^WOMEN !

Posted by SaniHalo, 1 Reply
...lesbian , with in the recent past few years,.... I am interested in meeting, chatting, and/or networking with...etc... other poz "lesbians" no matter how you contracted...and also poz bi women...included.. Thankyou for ya time, and i look... Read more »

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Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »