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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...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 greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into the body. Vaginal or rectal intercourse...
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Microscopic tears in skin & other ways of HIV transmission

Hi, Dr. Bob. I appreciate you. I was recently diagnosed as HIV positive. My current boyfriend had to undergo PEP, but he is standing by me & we are still working on the future. What is hard for me to bear is that the hospital (public health) where...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV from kissing you.3.He could contract HIV from your tears.4.He could contract HIV from microscopic tears in his skin if he touched you.Hmm . . . and four different doctors on several visits all told him the same thing?????? YIKES! Exactly what... Read more »

They Say 3 Times is a Charm - I promise to not EAT up all your time

Dr. Bob, I couldnt find the word for what was happening with my leg and it finally came to me. -- Ooozing meaning draining -- Drainage from the spot on my leg where they remove the skin tag. I just wanted to give you all the right information so you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Michael,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. Once again your worries are unwarranted. Continue to work with your therapist to confront and conquer your HIV-related fears.Thanks for your ongoing support of The Robert James... Read more »

Paper Cut (TEARS)

I was recently working with a child who is HIV positive. The child had to receive vaccinations and was crying. As i consoled her, i wiped tears from her face, forgetting that I had a rather deep paper cut on my finger from the day before. Can HIV be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Can tears transmit HIV? Ahhhh . . . another QTND (Question That Never Dies). No, HIV cannot be transmitted by tears, saliva, sputum, sweat, Read more »

i would have been so happy to see your wedding if i was invited. i like the great work what you do here.

Words cannot explain how much you mean to the society. I would have loved to see your wedding. Not to mention, i would have bought a good present, for a nice person like you. I left my exgirl friend, because she was cheating on me. She was cheating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...as much as they say they do? Sep 1, 2006 Dear Dr. F, I recently move to NYC and work as a waitress in Chelsea. I'm constantly touching glasses with salavia on them and always have open scratches on my hand because of my 2 cats. I recentley had a... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...HIV if you practice abstinence (not having sex). You also won't get infected if your penis, mouth, vagina or rectum doesn't touch anyone else's penis, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Safe activities include kissing, erotic massage, masturbation or hand... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...a toilet. They can clog plumbing. Using a Male Condom: Put the condom on when your penis is erect -- but before it touches your partner's mouth, vagina, or rectum. Many couples use a condom too late, after some initial penetration. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...needles can get HIV from a needle that has been used by someone who is HIV positive. The myth: "HIV can be spread through tears, sweat, mosquitoes, pools, or casual contact." The reality: HIV can only be transmitted through infected... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) The spread of HIV can be prevented! There are ways to avoid, or at least reduce, contact with... Read more »
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scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...second maybe an inch from the base I rolled it back down and continued. Could her fluids have been transfered to me via the touching after sex? 2: My gums sometimes bleed and we kissed open month a lot could that have put me at risk? 3. ... Read more »

Information Please

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Long story short, meet girl in bar, kissed, mutual masturbation, put one of my fingers in my mouth after touching her down there, and then put the finger back into her, put a condom on and had sex for a short time (no visible tear on the condom). Read more »

Oral Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I just have a quick question and thanks for reading. What happens if you scrape a canker sore away? can you even scrape it away? would it bleed? can it be mistaken for thrush? how can one tell the difference between a canker sore and... Read more »

CAN THIS HAPPEN?

Posted by SCARED_CRAZY, 2 Replies
...service manager. went out to help her and tried to put BAND AID with bare hands with full care so that no blood from her wound can touch my hands... while washing my hands i realised that my hand were dry and there was bit of DRY cracks on my tip... Read more »