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Three questions: Use of Condom after 'fingering'Worried about prostitutesOral Sex & Menstrual Blood?

Question 1:I recently had a single vaginal sex encounter with a U.S. female (4 weeks ago). I used a condom but prior to application I had 'fingered' the lady in question. I am pretty sure that my hands were 'dry' when I applied...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.The answers to these 3 questions is essentially the same.Fingering is a low risk activity for HIV. This issue has been addressed in greater detail in several previous questions, listed in the Sexual Transmission... Read more »

Menstrual Blood

Question: I am wondering what the risk is of contracting HIV from a woman who is menstruating.... Read more »

menstrual blood residue

Hello,Firstly thank you for providing such a fantastic resource.Sorry for asking what may be a very... Read more »
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Menstrual Changes and HIV

Table of Contents HIV and Menstrual Problems How Does HIV Cause Problems? Finding the Cause of Menstrual Problems What Else Can Cause Menstrual Problems? Dealing With Menstrual Problems Taking Care of Yourself HIV and Menstrual... Read more »
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 »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Menstrual Disorders in HIV-Infected Women

Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Causes of Abnormal Menses in HIV-Infected Women III. Assessing Menstrual Irregularity in HIV-Infected Women IV. Managing Menstrual Irregularities in HIV-Infected Women References I.... Read more »
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Monthly GSK744 Injections as PrEP Create Barrier to Vaginal SHIV Exposure

Macaques vaginally exposed to simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) appeared to be completely protected from infection by monthly injections of the integrase inhibitor GSK1265744 (a.k.a. "744"), according to study results presented at CROI... Read more »
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Hand job and vaginal fluid am i at risk of HIV?

Posted by Sayed, 1 Reply
Dear Experts,

Please reply my query.I had an exposure last month with sex worker.We did not do any anal/vaginal sex.She only gave me hand job 3 times.In the 2nd episode of hand job she checked her vagina that either her menstrual blood coming or... Read more »

Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
So, I had an HIV scare in November 2007. I had unprotected oral sex with a guy (he went down on me, and I went down on him, but he didn't come). A few weeks after that I developed a bad cough and thought I might be HIV positive. I got tested 3... Read more »

condom failure during menstrual cycle

Posted by vendredisoir, 1 Reply
Hello all,

First of all, thanks to everyone for the many great posts on here. Have been lurking for a while.

Here's my story: I am a negative male who was having protected vaginal intercourse with a woman late in her cycle (had to be told to notice)... Read more »

menstrual blood

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get hiv from menstrual blood?

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