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Is Vaginal Sore Safe

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...control methods do not protect against HIV. Women who use intravenous drugs should not share equipment. Women should discuss vaginal problems with their health care provider, especially yeast infections that don't go away or vaginal ulcers (sores). These could be signs of HIV infection. Women planning pregnancy should seek care prior to becoming pregnant to ensure good health and assess their HIV status.
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Love is like a wanglepecking butterfly

Dear Bob,Please can you help me ?I am exhibiting signs/symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis (PND/facial tenderness/ear pain etc) that has gone on for ten weeks now. Can I be 100% confident that, even if I did have this condition, that, thanks to my 30+, 24...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...all in your head! To specifically address your current concerns: 1. No chance. 2. I can't diagnose the cause of your wife's vaginal ulcers over the Internet. However, I can advise with great certainty that HIV is not the cause. Finally, I don't... Read more »

Wanglepecker is back, unfortuntally

Bob, After 28 tests out to 19 months I thought I was done with all this. But now my wife has an ulcer/sore on her vagina, discharge, flu symptoms and a rash. She is on antibiiotics. These don't seem to be helping. So that I can fully help her can...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...indeed all in your head! To specifically address your current concerns:1.No chance.2.I can't diagnose the cause of your wife's vaginal ulcers over the Internet. However, I can advise with great certainty that HIV is not the cause.Finally, I don't... Read more »

Safe Sex,Prevention.

Hi M.Kull.I have asked many times but still no answer.Ok,i had a sexual intercourse with a sexworker.I used a condom untill the end.After nearly 30-40 seconds i took off the condom and i noticed a creamy vaginal fluid on my penis but did not reach...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If HIV infected fluids came into contact with your urethra, transmission is possible. Transmission is known to occur in this manner during vaginal and anal sex. Transmission through contact in your case is unlikely, as there is no evidence that... Read more »

safe vaginal sex???

I am a man living with an HIV infected woman. She heard you say that there is very little chance that I could be infected by unprotected vaginal sex. What is the risk of infection for unprotected vaginal sex or unprotected oral sex woman to man?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I guess it's how you define "very little chance." Some folks think that if the condom breaks, or if they have sex with someone who is HIV-positive, they will absolutely become positive as well. That's actually not the case. Of course, there are... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

How Does HIV Spread During Sex? Unsafe Activities Safer Activities Safe Activities What if Both People Are Already Infected? Know What You're Doing Set Your Limits The Bottom Line How Does HIV Spread During Sex? To spread... Read more »
The Well Project

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

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? There Are No Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Oral Sex? What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? The Bottom Line What's My Risk of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get... Read more »
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Really Worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Over 10 weeks ago, being lonely and drunk on a business trip, I received protected oral and performed unprotected oral sex on a professional escort. She stated that she was clean and disease free. . . Several days (about 4) after the episode I... Read more »

Worried, please respond with opinions. Thanks

Posted by WorriedinVegas
Hello everybody, thanks for taking the time to check out my forum. I am worried about my health because I happened to have a fingering encounter with chaped hands. There was also very little "nicks" in my hand that were pretty much healed. A small... Read more »

HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here is a description of my risky situation. (about 2 years ago) I had just started seeing this guy, I was a virgin and he was much older that me. Anyway, I told him that I didn't really want to have sex. So we did other stuff like oral sex. I... Read more »

3monther

Posted by Anonymous
had my 3 monther yesterday after unprotected oral encounter. It came out negative! my only symptoms all this time were sore nodes on and off, and flu at 3 weeks, it was a very mild flu so i tried to blow off the thoughts of HIV everytime they came.... Read more »