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Is Protected Vaginal Sex Considered Low Risk

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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...lube. Because you're not using a condom, oil-based lube can also be used. Avoid getting semen in the body by having the man pull out before cumming. Oral Sex A number of studies have demonstrated a low but definite level of risk associated with oral sex. To make it safer, use latex condoms for oral sex on a man. If you perform oral sex without a condom, finish up with your hand, or spit semen out and rinse with a dental wash rather than...
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Staying Safe

Hi Doc,I always thought getting a bj was absolutely safe. In fact, I would do this as opposed to protected vaginal sex because I was worried that if the condom broke, it was very unsafe. So what is safer - unprotected bj or protected vaginal sex?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Protected insertive penile-vaginal sex is considered safe if the latex condom is used properly and doesn't fail (break). Unprotected insertive oral sex carries a very Read more »

semi protected sex

this question is very similar to one from Dubai that was answered today, where I am on top and when I get out my boyfriend realizes that the condom is not in him, it is still in me, the condom ring is hanging out as well and the sperm landed on the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...condom extruding from the vaginal canal would act as a conduit for the ejaculate as it leaked out. This should still provide protection from possible HIV transmission. However, as always, if you are worried, get a single rapid HIV test at the... Read more »

Protected Sex with a prostitute

Over the last two years or so, I have visited a number of prostitutes and had both oral, vaginal, and anal sex with them. ALWAYS PROTECTED. What is the risk of me contracting the HIV virus by having PROTECTED sex with a prostitute?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...low when using condoms. It is important to remember that there is some risk associated with condom failure (tearing) and the risk of exposure to HIV is higher when having sex with a prostitute, who has sex with multiple partners and may not... Read more »

Oral Sex - high risk ?

Dear Doctor,I have read that less than perfect oral conditions can turn oral sex from a low to a high risk activity.This freaked me out since 3 1/2 months ago I had a fairly safe encounter with a girl i know which i ignored until now. Basically, i...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Oral sex is rarely considered a "high-risk" activity. The risk of HIV transmission during oral sex when a person has good oral health is quite low; having cuts or sores in the mouth will increase Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...partners are infected. During sex, HIV is transmitted from men to 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams,... Read more »
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unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
...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 penis in her mouth, unprotected and gave me a blow job, pretty... Read more »

11 weeks 2 days from my low risk intercouse.

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...I want to tell my history. I had 2 relations of risk, well I believe that the risk is a low risk but certainly is a risk. First situation was in 28 the February of this year with Read more »

Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep in Read more »

Vaginal sex experience with PRE-Herpesinfection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If I had vaginal protected condom sex with a paid sex worker and have had herpes for 20 years prior to this encounter am I at risk for hiv and should I test or just Read more »