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AIDS InfoNet

Microbicides

...Microbicides Work? How Many Microbicides Are Near Approval? What Are the Side Effects? --> The Bottom Line For More Information What Are Microbicides? Microbicides are anti-HIV substances. They could reduce the risk of HIV infection during vaginal or rectal intercourse. No microbicides are available yet. However, with sufficient funding and demand, microbicides could be available by 2010. They could be a very important part of...
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Unsafe vaginal sex

You stated in an answer before: If infected vaginal/cervical fluids come into contact with the man's urethra (pee hole), HIV transmission could occur. That's why we always recommend latex condoms for penetrative sex. But isn't this risk considered...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope! That's the point! HIV is actively taken up and transported across mucous membranes such as the lining of the urethra or vagina (but not "regular skin"). Direct access to the bloodstream via cuts or abrasions is not necessary if infected... Read more »

How many proven oral sex infections solely from precum proven?

I read a lot about the "possibility" of HIV infection from Oral Sex.. but the studies I've read only mention 17 cases in the U.S. and do not distinquish between oral sex to orgasm.. i.e.: the swallowing of Semen.. and oral sex without swallowing...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...(also known as pre-ejaculatory fluid). Since HIVinfected cells can be found in pre-cum, we therefore know that pre-cum posesa risk of infection, if it has an access to the partners bloodstream. Pre-cum normally does not pose a high risk of... Read more »

Risky Sex

Yes i had sex with a women off the street which i paid to have sex with as soon as we started i got in her and the comdom broke(i notice asap) so i took it out. am i at risk?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...absent when having exposure to HIV infected vaginal fluids, there is not a significant risk to the insertive partner vaginal sex when wearing a condom (even if it breaks). The CDC states that condom breakages rarely result in HIV transmission.If... Read more »

Hiv & cumulative risk

Hi doctor Kull,Glad to see someone has taken over at 'the body'.I used this forum about 2 years ago when Rick Sowadsky was here. (What actually happened to Rick anyway?)My question is the following.It is said on various parts of this website that...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Read Ricks response to Are there any reported cases of getting HIV through receiving oral sex?. Youll find that HIV is not transmitted by receiving oral sex. Your risk is especially low because you are using condoms. Read more »
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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...exposed to HIV. Getting tested for STDs regularly and getting treatment promptly if you have an STD will also help reduce your risk of HIV infection if you are exposed to HIV. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Examine Effect of Male Circumcision on Female Partners

...couples who resumed sex within five days of confirmed wound healing, according to the Times . Rates of condom use, bacterial vaginal infections, vaginal discharge, painful urination and urinary tract infections were the same among women in both... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
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Precum and barebacking

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...this point in my life I realize any risk is too high, however, what kind of statistics do you think would reflect unprotected sex with a person of unknown status, no ejaculation, maybe precum? How would you interpret Dr. Bob's answer to that... Read more »

Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chirs, 3 Replies
...accidently used the same finger to dig his nose(after 1 mins). Can HIV get transmitted via nose(mucus membranes)? What's the risk if no cuts or wounds found inside nose while subject A digged his nose? How servere is this case? Is there any... Read more »

12 Weeks=3 months?

Posted by Anonymous
...and when we say 3 month that means 3 calender months wich means almost 13 weeks. Regard to the infected and the vaginal sex risk of under 1% is if the person dont have ARS or newly infected because the Viral load has its peak at seroconversion... Read more »

Vaginal Fluid on Nipple

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help me. I recently received a lap dance from a stripper who had touched vagina and then her breast. Within a minute or two I briefly licked her nipple. I am scared to death that I might have contracted HIV this way. Actually, if I did, I... Read more »