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Protection when fingering and fisting

Mr. SowadskyDo you know if they make finger condoms. It seems to me that inserting a finger into someones vagina is unsafe sex! We hear all this talk about condoms but a person could have a scratch on their finger and become infected. Do you also...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Put very simply, if you have fresh open cuts or open sores on your hands when fingering (or fisting) someone, it is suggested that you use latex or vinyl gloves. These gloves are inexpensive, widely available, and... Read more »

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Dear RyanI know that this subject must get played out but i have to ask because I think I might be... Read more »

Mixed Status Infection Odd's

Dear Dr. Bob,I have read many of your answers on this site for the past 4 years. Not only are they... Read more »
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What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is a term for any infection or inflammation of the vagina. What are the symptoms of vaginitis? In general, vaginitis may cause itching, irritation, or abnormal vaginal discharge. There are a several different kinds of... Read more »
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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 »
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Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptve anal sex 1-120
Insertive anal sex 1-1666
Receptive Oral sex 1-2500
Insertive oral sex 1-5000
Insertive Vaginal sex 1-1000
Receptive Vaginal sex 1-500
Needle stick 1-350

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What are odds unprotected vaginal with herpies sor

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
What are odds of transmission being insertive partner doing unprotected vaginal sex with herpies sore if lady friend is poz?

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vaginal infections

Posted by curiousme, 1 Reply
I aready know the answer, but I need some HELP, to do what I need to do, (TEST).

I am 2 + years from possible exposure. I have not tested because i fear I CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH!. I have not had sex AT ALL since my possible exposure, so the buck... Read more »

are the odds so in our favor?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Reality has shown me that the odds people talk about are just WAY OFF. They say unprotected vaginal is 1/10,000 or somethin? or even say 1/1000. Then why the hell are the majority of the people being infected from ONE time sex with an infected... Read more »