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How Long Does Vaginitis Last

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How long can vaginal fluids survive out of body?

How long can vaginal secretions with HIV survive outside of the body? Have you ever heard of anyone getting HIV from vaginal secretions being rubbed manually on an open sore on the penis?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Sexual transmission of HIV is only known to be occur through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. The possibility of transmission through the activity you describe is theoretical only, and is extremely unlikely given the current understanding of... Read more »

How long can HIV in vaginal fluid stay alive outside the body on your fingers?

I would to ask you if someone has touched small quantity of HIV+ vaginal fluid and after a while... Read more »

vaginal fluid and sperm

how long does vaginal fluid and sperm live for once out of the body. For example it is on a... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Trial in Africa of Long-Acting Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention

"The first test of a long-acting vaginal ring loaded with an HIV-preventing drug has begun enrolling women in southern Africa," the Washington Post reports. The study, according to the newspaper, marks the 15th trial led by the nonprofit group,... Read more »
International Partnership for Microbicides

IPM Reaches Landmark Agreement With Pfizer to Develop FDA-Approved Antiretroviral Drug as Vaginal Microbicide

Silver Spring, Md. -- Expanding the pipeline of HIV prevention tools in development, the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) today announced that Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) has agreed to give IPM a royalty-free license to maraviroc, its... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

First Clinical Trial of ARV Vaginal Ring Underway

In the first clinical trial of a vaginal ring combining two antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, researchers from the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) are collaborating with the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) to evaluate whether the ring... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers to Test Monthly Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention

Two large clinical HIV-prevention trials in Africa will test the safety and effectiveness of a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drug dapivirine. Both studies are being conducted in partnership with the US National Institutes of... Read more »
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Unprotected vaginal in NYC..lots of symptoms..help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Thanks for looking I know this is long winded but wanted to be specific. Here goes: 7 weeks ago had drunken insertive unprotected vaginal sex with a aquatinance of a friend. Exactly ten days later came down with a sudden off and on flu for a couple... Read more »

itchy vagina? vaginal candidiasis

Posted by wishingforacure, 3 Replies
I am HIV+ and recently my vagina has been itchy. Usually before I get my period. I don't have any STI's. The doctor said this may happen more often since I am HIV+. Is anyone experiencing this? Is there any way to get rid of it or make it better?... Read more »

unprotected insertive vaginal sex-Jazz and others

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Would like to ask a few experts on this board......Jazz and others. Here is my story.

I was on a business trip a couple of weeks ago and met a girl (unknown status) in the bar of the hotel I was staying at. She was very hesitant on going back to... Read more »

possible Infection,from vaginal fludi. SOOO SCARED please anwser

Posted by OHSHIT, 1 Reply
Hello, dont know if my earlier post actually came through.

I am 16 years old and was a virgin till New years eve of 2013, so exaclty 3 months and 11 days ago.
I was in a hotel where the new years eve party was celebrated where I met a just turned 15... Read more »