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How Hiv Infects Women Through The Vagina

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Is hiv present if a women rubs outside vagina

If a women were to rub the outside of her vagina and then rub her breast but no fluid was visible then I rubbed her breast and and masterbated am I at risk for transmision of HIV ?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You're wondering if HIV can travel from the outside of a vagina via the touch of a hand and travel to the breast by touch ("but no visible fluid") and then travel from the breast via a different Read more »

woman with herpes/moment of non-protected vaginal sex with hiv+ man

Hi, I scoured your the previously posed questions but didn't find a situation like mine. I had sex... Read more »

VAGINAL THRUSH

What is vaginal thrush? the causes, and is it related to HIV and AIDS? Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

...carried fluorescent, light-activated tracers, a new method developed to better see how the virus worked -- to newly removed vaginal tissue taken from hysterectomy surgeries. A microscope was used to observe the virus as it penetrated the outer... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Vaginal Yeast Infections

...Vaginal candidiasis is a yeast infection usually caused by Candida albicans . Candida occurs normally in the mouth, digestive tract Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...women about twice as easily as from women to men. A woman's risk of infection is highest with anal intercourse, or if she has a vaginal infection. The risk of infection is higher if her male sex partner is or was an injection drug user, has... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...diseases (STDs). Microbicides could come in many forms, including gels, creams, suppositories, films, lubricants, sponges, or vaginal rings. They could be used in the vagina or rectum. How Would Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in... Read more »
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hiv question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...easiliy only under certain circumstances. what are those certain circumstances? Does the viral load have to be very high? Do women catch it easier during ovulation? Do have to have a sore or cut? I am just so curious since some people catch it... Read more »

how much hiv in vaginal fluids

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...female blood infect them via intercourse. I read that it is like males pre- cum fluids, where they have found small amounts of hiv virus in only about one-third of pre-cum samples. Are these small amounts of virus in fluids able to infect... Read more »

vaginal yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...could a woman have yeast infections and never know she has one say if she was hiv pos would she continue to have yeast infections that would Read more »

How is HIV passed from one person to another?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... HIV transmission can occur when blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), vaginal fluid, or breast milk from an infected person enters the body of an uninfected person. HIV can enter the body through a vein Read more »