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Is Vaginal Secretions Safe

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vaginal secretions on sore risk

Hello Ryan. Please answer me, I am very anxious.I had protected sex with young thai prostitute, but after sex i discovered i had 2 fresh sores (no cuts) on my skin (on the back and chest) without upper epidermis, looking red, feeling a little...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
In order for there to be a risk for HIV infection, the following needs to occur: 1) Direct contact with bodily fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions) 2) The fluids contain HIV 3) Fluids have access to mucous membranes or bloodstream. This is... Read more »

HIV exposure from vaginal secretions

I'm HIV positive and was recently having intercourse with my negative partner using a condom.... Read more »

Vaginal secretions and cut on tongue

I'd really appreciate some guidance. I have looked around and have not seen an answer to this... Read more »
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Women Alive

Vaginal Secretions and Transmission-- Still Looking for An Answer

A new study of great importance for HIV infected women is being designed bythe CDC (Centers for Diseases Control) as a sub-study of the HIV EpidemiologyResearch Study (HERS). One of its objectives should be to detect andquantify the presence of HIV... Read more »
TheBody.com

A "Negative" Outlook: Dr. Steve Natterstad Shares Secrets to a Successful Magnetic Relationship

Steven M. Natterstad, M.D. When "Dr. Steve" isn't responding to questions from our Spanish-speaking readers on TheBody.com's Tratamientos forum , he runs the Frascino Medical Group, which provides comprehensive care for people living with HIV/AIDS.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

In Clinical Trial, Vaginal Gel PRO 2000 Found "Safe but Ineffective" at Preventing HIV Infection

A vaginal gel designed to protect women against HIV "was found to be safe but ineffective" in a clinical trial, Agence France-Presse reports, citing a study published online in the journal Lancet . The gel, PRO 2000, was tested in two different... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Levels of HIV in Genital Secretions Predict Infectiousness

HIV-1 RNA concentrations in semen and vaginal secretions can be used as a marker for HIV transmission risk, suggests a new two-year study of serodiscordant heterosexual couples in Africa. The relation was independent of plasma HIV-1 concentrations,... Read more »
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vaginal secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted from pre-cum to vaginal secretions, or does it have to directly enter the bloodstream through a cut or sore? Read more »

Vaginal Secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get AIDS/HIV from exchanging bikini bottoms with another female. I am also female. the girl I exchanged bikini bottoms with had a HIV test 2 years ago and it was negative, she has been married for 4 years and has a child from a previous... Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
I am a male who recently had sex with an ex gf. We had been broken up for 8 years.
I used a condom which didn't break and we did not engage in oral sex either way.
My question is, I shaved my chest and just below my belly button but above my pubic... Read more »

Open cut Vs. Vaginal Fluids

Posted by luisferreira, 1 Reply
Hi,

Some weeks ago and few hours before having protected sex
with a sex worker, I did shave my scrotum and had a one small bleeding cut
Is it possible to get infected from her vagina fluids if they did reach my cut, which I am sure it did happen? What... Read more »