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Is Semen In The Vagina Hiv Transmitted

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Condoms

...Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are spread by semen or by contact with infected sores in the genital area, including HIV. Most condoms go over a man's penis. A new type of...
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Aids transmitted through semen or vaginal fluids

how is hiv specifically transmitted from a lets say male host to a female host? does contact with infected vaginal fluids transmit aids?senario(when the vaginal fluid touches the penis but the male did not ejaculate in these conditions) please send...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...not, it doesn't matter whether ejaculation occurred or not-- what matters is that the penis has been in contact with infected vaginal fluid. othing to do w Read more »

Can I get Hiv or Aids from dry sex?

Hello, I had dry sex with my exboyfriend tonight. We both had our underwear on, at one time I felt his penis on my butt as well as vagina. But all the time we were messing around I had my undewear on. When we started to mess around more, I felt his...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It does not appear that you are at risk.As for Hepatitis B, you may want to see if you have protective antibodies from prior immunization for any future exposures. Sex with condoms would be the best route in the future to keep yourself completely... Read more »

Does HIV make your vagina smell?

About 2 months ago I had unprotected sex with a man I found out had HIV. Im going to go get tested next week. Right after we had sex, my vagina smelled very fishy like and that lasted for 4 days and just stopped. I was wondering could that be...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...describes an irritation of the vagina. A condition called bacterial vaginosis, an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina, is a common vaginal infection among sexually active women. Trichomoniasis is also a common sexually transmitted infection... Read more »

Semen in the bloodstream

When a guy hits the point of ejaculation during sex or oral activities, what happens if his own semen gets into a cut on his body. Can a guy's own semen infect him? If so is there any particular place on his body that would be vulnerable to...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...virus is never "created" by sexual activity, drug use, masturbation, or medication. Also, if the virus were present in your semen, you would already be infected.HIV, like some other viruses and bacteria, is transmitted from one person to another... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...It is possible for either sex partner to become infected with HIV during anal sex. HIV can be found in the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, or vaginal fluid of a person infected with the virus. In general, the person receiving the semen is at... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...abrasionsor cuts in your mouth before performing oral sex. Use mouthwash or a breathmint instead. Avoid swallowing pre-cum, semen, or vaginal fluids. Use latex condoms for oral sex on a man (try the unlubricated, flavoredones). ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...lube will last longer than water-based 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... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body... Read more »
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Is This True?

Posted by SelfRevelations, 5 Replies
...health field & she told him that there is more of a chance that the male would infect a female via ejaculation (force of the semen pushed into the vagina) than the female infecting the male. Is this true? I've never heard of such a thing... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

help this girl

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...he was HIV+ could I be at risk. After he told me with the water that was falling I washed myself. I would imaging that some semen cam in contact with the outside of my vagina. 2 in a half weeks later I feel a little sick. Headach mucsles hurt... 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 Read more »