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How Does Hiv Enter The Male Body

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Ask the Experts

How does HIV enter the body

I am a hetero male and recently had unprotected sexual intercourse with a lesbian female. Before ejaculation, I withdrew my penis and masturbated to climax. During this process I caused mild damage or irritation to the skin of my penis. I do not...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,The virus needs direct access to the bloodstream for transmission to occur. This can occur when you get blood or vaginal secretions in your urethra. As for the abrasion on your penis, even if it had been bleeding it is highly unlikely that... Read more »

Can you give me your thoughts - entering a Mag Relationship and falling in love

Hello Dr. Bob,Thanks for all you do. I don't think you get thanked enough.I am a gay hiv... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing Should Be Conducted Among Inmates Entering, Exiting Prisons, Editorial Says

A bill expected to be introduced soon in the House that would require inmates to be tested for HIV as they enter and exit federal prisons is a "step in the right direction," a Los Angeles Times editorial says. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Maxine... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Identify Antibodies That Keep HIV From Entering Cells

"Researchers report that they've gained more insight into how the body fights off HIV, a finding that offers a possible new avenue toward a vaccine against the virus, which causes AIDS," HealthDay /MSN reports. "The researchers found four kinds of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Protein Discovery Could Lead to Development of New Antiretroviral That Prevents HIV From Entering Cells, Study Says

The discovery of a type of peptide -- short proteins that include natural and artificial compounds such as hormones and antibiotics -- could lead to the development of a new antiretroviral drug that prevents HIV from entering human cells, according... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Namibia Law Banning Male-to-Male Sex Is Hindering Condom Distribution, HIV Prevention in Prisons, Advocates Say

A 30-year-old law in Namibia banning male-to-male sex is preventing condom distribution in the country's prisons and hindering HIV prevention efforts, according to HIV/AIDS advocates, South Africa's Mail & Guardian reports. According to... Read more »
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tip of penis entered vagina w/o protection..help/

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm really concerned about something I did.. can someone please help.

I went to Thailand last month where I engaged in stupid activites. I went to a body massage establishment. Anyways, during the course of the body massage the tip of my penis enter... Read more »

I'm a heterosexual male with HIV

Posted by PozInOrlando, 6 Replies
I'm new to this forum, allow me to introduce myself. I'm a 22 year old hetero male living in Orlando, Florida and in late July I discovered I was HIV+. I had caught the virus after being versatile with a transgendered woman when I lived in Las Vegas... Read more »

New here - HIV- female with HIV+ male partner

Posted by iSerenity, 2 Replies
Hi, I'm new here myself, glad I found this site. I'm HIV- and involved with a wonderful man that is HIV+. Already have two kids from a previous relationship. We've been together for most part of two years now in a long distance relationship... Read more »

Straight Male and HIV+

Posted by Anonymous
I got refered to this site after a post on a bullitin board. Several times The Body was mentioned as the definiteve net resource for HIV+. It is rather disconcerting to see that THE HIV+ site has a focus on gay men, and women, but...no straight... Read more »