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How Much Risk Does Protected Vaginal Sex Carries

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unprotected oral and protected vaginal sex with possible HIV+ CSW

Dear doctor,I am sorry to ask again since not got any reply last time..:(I had an unprotected oral for 10 mins and protected Vaginal sex with a CSW in Mid June. The aftereffect left me with 6-7 swollen lymph nodes, fever, rash in neck ,night sweats...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You have asked a question that many writing to this site have asked. Therefore, this is a standard reply I have prepared. Oral sex is a very inefficient way to acquire HIV. The mouth does not contain the type of cells that HIV likes to infect.... Read more »

Risk of HIV from protected oral and vaginal sex with extreme stress!

Hi Doctor Erik,I had a low risk exposure with a prostitute in early january in Thailand. I had... Read more »

Worry over "HIV risk first time EMERGENCY" during protected vaginal sex

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Sexual Activities Other Than Intercourse Carry Risk of HIV, Other STIs, Study Finds

Sexual activities other than intercourse carry some risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, according to a report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published recently in the journal Obstetrics and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Microbicide Shows Small Level of Protection Against HIV for Women, Study Presented at CROI Indicates

Research has shown "a small amount of protection from a vaginal gel that acts by binding up the AIDS virus and preventing it from invading cells," according to a study presented Monday at the 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Sex Workers in Kenya Might Carry Gene That Protects Them From HIV, Study Finds

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol Use Before Sex and HIV Risk: Situational Characteristics of Protected and Unprotected Encounters Among High-Risk African Women

The authors compared the situational characteristics of protected and unprotected sexual encounters that involved alcohol use two hours prior with ones that did not. The data were collected from December 2002 to December 2005 as part of enrollment... Read more »
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Help! Protected vaginal sex

Posted by HannahZ, 1 Reply
Hi! First time posting and scared to death.

I am a young woman who was recently engaged in a serious relationship with a man in a developing nation. We were not sexual (aside from fingering and one occasion of him giving me oral sex) until the day... Read more »

unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
I just want to explain what my encounter was and my symptoms one more time to see if there was something about it that could have been risky or if I'm just extremely unlucky.

I visited a casual sex worker and initially had a shower. She then took my... Read more »

If a woman bleeds during vaginal sex does that increase the risk of hiv?

Posted by Reez79, 2 Replies
A woman I met almost a week ago we had unprotected sex twice and she started bleeding. She claimed it was cause of a tumor on her lower stomach or uterus. Can't remember where she said its at. I'm 29 and she 40. We had sex yesterday.

I'm now worried... Read more »

High Risk receptive vaginal sex - symptoms Please help

Posted by AloneInMyMadness, 1 Reply
I am so ashamed of myself and scared to death. My husband and I split up and were getting a divorce, I was extremely distraught and broken up about it. I went on a kick of "screw it, life is short" I got a job as a bartender, stopped going to... Read more »