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Odds Of Transmission From Cut To Vagina

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HIV Transmission

Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Rare Types of Transmission Avoiding Transmission How HIV Spreads Many people still do not understand how HIV is passed, or transmitted, fromone person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus ifyou are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are livingwith HIV (HIV+). HIV is spread through contact with the following body fluids: ...
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Woman to Man Transmission: why are the odds different in Africa?

In the US, there is a consensus that the risk of heterosexual transmission from woman to man is much lower than from man to woman. Why is this different in Africa?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
In general, the receptive partner in vaginal or anal sex is considered to be at greater risk for infection with HIV than the insertive partner. This does not mean that women are biologically more prone to infection than men; similar rules apply to... Read more »

plz help urgent hiv transmission from vaginal fluid on handkerchief to bleeding cut

Hi today morning I fingures the vagina of a csw. From forum I came to know that it is no risk. But after fingering I used my hanky to wipe of the vaginal fluids from my finger. In the evening I got cut my finger by blade quite deep it was bleeding....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
No risk here. HIV does not live on hankies very long. I would not worry at all.DW... Read more »

finger with a cut to vagina

hello dr. i have a very important question. after i had sex with my partner(i am a male and she is a female) i noticed that i had a cut in my index finger. i didn't realize it until after we were finished. i fingered her vagina while we had...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There is no evidence to support transmission of HIV through finger contact with genitals. It is possible that other sexually transmitted infections could be transmitted through finger contact, but it is unlikely.You should only be concerned about... Read more »

Vagina fluids and open bleeding cut

Hi,Some weeks ago and few hours before having protected sex with a sex worker, I did shave my scrotum and had a one small bleeding cut.Is it possible to get infected from her vagina fluids if they did reach my cut, which I am sure it did happen?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiVaginal fluids containing HIV are found throughout all vaginal fluid not just from the upper region. Having an open sore does increase your chances of HIV transmission as well as other sexually transmitted infections. HIV is a very fragile virus... Read more »
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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 »

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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What are my odds???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I read this bulletin board quite often and now I need your advice. I'm married and have had protected vaginal sex with prostitutes, oral a few times unprotected. I cannot deal with the consequenses of possibly being hiv positive, so I... Read more »

Cuts and leisions

Posted by chelseaman42, 1 Reply
Hi to everyone,
I`ve recently had a single episode of unprotected vaginal intercourse with a 20 odd year old Chinese prostitute. Half of the intercourse was protected but the condom was discarded halfway through. A few hours after intercourse I... Read more »