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does precum contain HIV,and where do test in los angeles santa clarita

HI,I am from another country,I found out that my sex partner is HIV+,we always practiced safe sex,but I am not sure if the precum touched the condom while putting on or not,I am very scared and want to test before I go back to my country because I...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Precum can contain HIV, however the concentration of HIV is quite variable. While probably not a very high risk, you are right to be concerned about precum on a condom - IF there is a significant amount of precum on the OUTSIDE tip of the condom.... Read more »

Pre-cum and testing concern

I had unprotected receptive vaginal intercourse from a male of unknown status. He never ejaculated... Read more »

Sexual transmission of drug resistant HIV through pre-cum

I recently recieved back a positive result on my hiv test. My partner of 8 months tested positive... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
TheBody.com

How Accurate Are Rapid HIV Tests? Study Finds Blood Tests Slightly More Accurate Than Oral Tests

Rapid HIV tests perform slightly worse when testing oral samples in comparison to blood, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Jan. 24. Researchers from Canada, led by Nitika Pant Pai, M.D., of McGill... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

Washington, D.C. -- With the overhaul of the nation's health care system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Eliminating Written Consent for HIV Tests Might Increase Testing Rates, Research Letter Says

Eliminating written consent requirements for HIV tests might increase testing rates, according to a research letter published in the March 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association , HealthDay News/ Washington Post reports. ... Read more »
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Pre-cum, testing, etc....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Pre-cum has a higher concentration of HIV than semen. It's been studied under the microscope. That's why they warn against any type of unprotected oral sex as well. Doesn't matter if the guy cums are not....if you have an "opening", the more... Read more »

HIV transmitted through precum for 4 seconds of anal sex?

Posted by mooch3r, 2 Replies
I am 20 years old male. I am growing extremely anxious about a sexual encounter I had with a man last night. I know I should have known better but I met up with a complete stranger over the net, and he took me to a gay sauna. At one point he tried... Read more »

Precum and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I got HIV at the end of August. I had unprotected sex with someone who told me he was "safe". The interesting thing is that he never came in me. There was only precum. In fact, he never came at all. The sad thing is, two weeks later I had sex... Read more »

precum

Posted by chichi, 1 Reply
hi,
i posted the message "rapid testing". i am female and had unprotected vaginal sex - no oral. the guy did not cum inside of me - he pulled out but i dont know about his precum. i had to go to the doctor the next week because my vagina burnt and it... Read more »