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How Does Vaginal Bacteriosis Spread

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

... How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with...
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spreading of infection

Hello,hope this question doesn't sound stupid.When I go to the toilet I am afraid to touch the flush button in case semen on my finger may get on it and maybe a woman will touch it and get pregnant if she puts her finger in her vagina. Or maybe get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The pregnancy or STD risk is nonexistent. Your need for psychiatric/psychological help in confronting irrational fears is, on the other hand, very existent indeed.Dr. Bob Read more »

what are the chances of infecting the anus with vaginal warts?

Can Vaginal warts infect the anus or can anal warts infect the vagina? In other words, is there a difference between anal and vaginal warts other than the locations in body? Say one has vaginal warts, is there a chance of infecting the the anus...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Genital warts can indeed spread from the anal area to the vaginal and penile areas in women and men respectively. Although I doubt they would spread during Read more »

vaginal sex, then anal sex, back to vaginal sex

my partner and myself have started to experiment with anal sex withoutcondoms. I read some articles that say even if both partners are monogomous,condoms should be used. Reading your insights gave me much relief. Question Ihave is that we like to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...problems in the vagina. Also, if you were to have an STD in the rectum, and then switch to vaginalsex, the infection can then spread to your vagina as well. Likewise, if youwere to have an STD in the vagina, and then switch to anal sex, the... Read more »

Penis to vagina grinding

Ryan, I recently went on a blind date w/ an older woman. We didn't have sex, but we came very close. She was on top of me grinding her vagina against the head of my penis. I have read hundreds of your responses, none of which seem to give me a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There have been questions similar to yours answered in this forum. The basic answer is twofold. First, HIV is primarily spread through insertive/receptive vaginal or anal intercourse. Second, there is no evidence that anyone has been infected... Read more »
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Condoms

...of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are spread by semen or by contact with infected sores in the genital area, including HIV. Most condoms go over a man's penis.... Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

... How Does HIV Spread During Sex? Unsafe Activities Safer Activities Safe Activities What if Both People Are Already Infected? Know What Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...(N-9)? Taking Care of Yourself What Are Microbicides? Microbicides are new products being developed to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). Microbicides could come in many forms, including gels,... Read more »
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Candidiasis (Thrush)

...Sheet 500 for more information on opportunistic infections. In the mouth, the infection is called thrush . When the infection spreads deeper into the throat it is called esophagitis . It looks like white patches similar to cottage cheese, or... Read more »
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HPV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed with HPV and me and my boyfriend has been having unprotected oral sex. Can he catch HPV that way? Read more »

HIV from sex toys.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can you catch HIV from unwashed sex todays? Read more »

vaginal fluids/menstral cycle

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A girlfriend of mine cheated on me, but did not have sex with her, she told me that they only kissed, well she also went swimming with this other girl and they switched bathing suits bottoms, she was telling me she was concerned because in less than... Read more »

how easy does it spread

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl about 4 years ago, and the sex lasted only 2 minutes(i know I am sad, I was drunk). Lets say if she is affected with HIV, what is the % I will get the HIV from her. THanks for the help. Read more »