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Menstrual Blood And Vaginal Sex

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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...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 HIV during sex, HIV infection in blood or sexual fluids must be transmitted to someone. Sexual fluids come from a man's penis or from a woman's vagina, before, during, or after orgasm. HIV can be transmitted when infected fluid gets into someone's...
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Sex During Period - Mixed Status Couple

Hello, I am + and my husband is negative. We have sex regularly and always use a condom.I recently read that menstrual blood is far more infectious than ordinary vaginal fluid. If so, would you recommend abstaining from sex during my period? Even if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Rita,HIV viral load can vary in the blood and vaginal/cervical fluids. Many factors may come into play, including the presence or absence of antiretrovirals and, if present, Read more »

Had Oral Sex

What is the risk of getting AIDS if i had a mouth contact with the girl who has aids?. I just had licked her around the outside of vagina. Also i had small open wounds in my mouth.( just broken heat pimples with blood )
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...oral sex on a woman. Those cases probably involved poor oral health in the receptive partner and/or the presence of menstrual blood in the infected person. RMK Read more »

30 second vaginal sex: A risk?

Hello. About 1 1/2 yrs. ago, I foolishly had unprotected sex (vaginal) with afemale sex worker. My penis was inside her vagina for no more than 30 seconds. I then ejaculated outsideher. I saw no signs of blood or any skin tears. I have a few...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...lesions (like herpes,syphilis, genital warts, and others), HIV can enter your body by enteringthrough these open lesions into your bloodstream."Is it possible in this situation for the HIV virus to get into the tears inless than 30 seconds?"This... Read more »

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 the condom and no...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...whether it is oral sex, vaginal or anal intercourse etc., does not automatically mean that you will become infected. But the more blood, semen, or vaginal secretions that you are exposed to, the greater the risk. Likewise, the more fresh open... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Separating Myths From Facts

...(the receiving partner) is at even higher risk of infection. This is because the top partner is being exposed to his partner's blood during anal sex (this is normal), and he is being exposed to his partner's vaginal secretions and possibly... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are HIV positive. HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk ... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...a strain of HIV that is resistant to the drug regimen you are taking. Since every sexual act that involves sexual fluids or blood has at least some risk, safer sex means using barriers every time. Barriers include condoms (male and female),... Read more »
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Blood Donation - Should I? Can I?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello, I am a 20 year old woman and I was wondering if I should donate blood tomorrow, which I want to. Since my last test (where I tested negative) the only "sex" I have had was having a man "grind" himself Read more »

Help me get out of this paranoid !

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...story: six weeks ago, we went to the Karaoke room, in Vietnam, there are a lot of KAraoke rooms which have prostitutes doing the sex - job, when we come to the room, the girl began to undress and sit on me, my underwear was still on, but her... Read more »

oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...received oral sex from a one night stand. Not worried there. I also gave oral sex to the same women. Slightly cocerned. No blood was present. She did climax. Any concern for hiv in this situation or need for testing. Another board... Read more »

How risky is INSERTIVE anal sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, I am well aware of the risks of unprotected receptive anal sex, but how risky is unprotected insertive anal sex? Would it be more or less risky than unprotective insertive vaginal sex? Anyone Read more »