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Is Vaginitis Contagious

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U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...infection. A person infected with herpes may have a greater risk of getting HIV. This may be due to the open sores caused by the herpes infection or by other factors in the immune system. In addition, HIV-positive people may be more contagious for herpes.
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Can me and my neg girlfriend have unprotected vaginal sex . . .

Can me and my neg girlfriend and I have unprotected vaginal sex? I am pos healthy undetectable Viral load and cd4 708. Over the past 2.5 years we have had well . . . a lot of unprotected sex. She was still neg as of last test. I'm trying to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...virally enhanced world, perhaps you could do your friends a favor by passing this information on to them.Good luck.Dr. Bobarv and contagion(FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2008) Jan 1, 2009friend on... Read more »

Are anal secretions contagious with HIV ?

Dear, Doc.First of all thank you for your time, I had an encounteer with a male sex worker on the 30 of december 2006 i was given oral sex with a condom which he gave me, and insertive anal sex afterwards also with a condom but i pulled it off when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, HIV can be found in anal secretions, just as it can also be isolated from vaginal secretions. Your HIV risk is brief unprotected insertive anal sex. The estimated per-act risk of acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive anal sex with a... Read more »

One question that is just hard to find the answer too

What are the chances that Hepatitis B can be transmitted via oral sex? And are the chances lower for the guy that receives oral from the girl and higher for the guy that performs oral on the girl? Everywhere I read it says low risk, no risk,...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HBV and transmission associate acquisition of infection with vaginal or anal intercourse and not oral sex per se. HBV is more contagious than HIV through exposure from a needle or through vaginal or anal intercourse. Read more »

genital warts

Are genital warts and anal warts different things? In other words, could you have one and not the other? Or, is it a general virus that rests in both those areas, and when you have you are contagious both vaginally and anally?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Genital warts and anal warts are caused by the same virus (Human Papilloma Virus--HPV). These warts are DIFFERENT from those that are found on other parts of the body (hands, elbows, etc.). Genital/Anal warts are... Read more »
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Women Alive

Vaginal Secretions and Transmission-- Still Looking for An Answer

...receiving oral sex as opposed tothe option of using a barrier such as dental dams or plastic wraps. Findingout exactly how contagious vaginal fluids are can potentially bring moreconfidence in the use of preventive methods and immediately... 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 »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...depression -- can also cause or worsen candidiasis. Infection in the Vagina Vaginal candidiasis, called yeast infection or vaginitis, is an infection of the vulva and/or vagina. It causes a smelly, thick, white-yellow discharge that might... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

How Serious Is HIV for Women? What Do Women Need to Know? Research on Women Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage... Read more »
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Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

saludos, una cuestion, necesito vuestra colaboraci

Posted by ayudarme84, 2 Replies
hola que tal, veran tengo una pequea cuestion y a ver si alguien experto me puede ayudar o darme algo de esperanza. Resulta que hace cosa de 2 aos tuve relaciones con dos profesionales, dos prostitutas. La primera de ellas cuando saque mi pene tras... Read more »

CDC's "HIV per 10,000 expoaures"...old statistics?

Posted by rlimbo, 1 Reply
...theCDC website, just references to those statistics, which doesn't say when the statistics were published. If HIV is an non-contagious as it is, how is it such a problem, especially in Africa? Are there any newer studies than the CDC's that are... Read more »

Vaginal Bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is Bleeding a symptom of HIV or Aids ? in the Vagina or Penis Read more »