How Much Fluid Does It Take To Contract Hiv

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fluid from mens nipples

I have always, even before getting HIV, been able to squeeze my nipples and a milky liquid is discharged. Its not every day yet it seems as though it needs to build back up. We're talking miniscule amounts when i force it out. My question is, if...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Not sure I can tell you why you are having the condition, or whether this fluid is likely to contain HIV. However, we do know that HIV does exist in breast milk from lactating women and is potentially infectious. Read more »

Strap-on risk for HIV?

Dear Mr. Frascino,I have a question concerning a possible exposure to HIV. About 8 weeks ago I... Read more »

Extreme anxiety

Hi Dr. Bob,I am so sorry to bother you again, and I promise that if I do not stop worrying after... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of... Read more »
The Body

Three Reasons Why Criminalizing HIV Is So Wrong

...AIDS. Thanks to modern science, people have been living with HIV for many, many years. HIV is only transmitted through bodily fluids such as blood, semen (and pre-ejaculation fluid), breast milk, and vaginal secretions. So if a man spits on... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...their HIV disease. In addition, some of these people may unknowingly be transmitting HIV to other people. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation strongly encourages people who are at risk for HIV to be tested regularly. Whether or not to take the HIV... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...secretions Breast milk Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed by semen, followed by vaginal fluids, followed by breast milk. Activities That Allow HIV Transmission Unprotected sexual contact Direct... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

Exposure to Fluids?

Posted by hetero, 1 Reply
...After a visit to a sex worker, I am worried about my chances of contractingHIV from exposure to vaginal fluids. I used a condom, but am afraid that some fluids may find its way to the top of the penis, and somehow I will be exposed. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What are the chances of catching hiv when: You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes Read more »

pre seminal fluid

Posted by anxious, 1 Reply
...rather unclear for me) went into my vagina a little and for like a second. i was menstrating at the time and im aware that hiv is present in pre cum but my main question is... does menstrating add to the possiblity of getting infected like with... Read more »
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