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Probability Of Getting AIDS From Vaginal Fisting

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The Well Project

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

...preventthe transmission of herpes infections, there is no proof that it will preventthe transmission of HIV.) Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact withblood. Take care of your mouth. The likelihood of oral HIV transmission increasesif you have bleeding gums, ulcers, cuts, sores, or infections in themouth. Find alternatives Try massage or mutual masturbation. Use a...
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Kissing the vagina

I am a heterosexual male. I recently had an encounter with a prostitute in which she performed oral sex on me with a condom. At the same time I kissed her vagina - for probably 10 to 15 seconds.Am I at risk of infection?Thanks
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Kissing a person's vagina may technically be considered oral sex, but if you do not get any vaginal fluids in your mouth, then transmission can't happen. Even if you did get vaginal fluid in your mouth, HIV transmission through Read more »

Vaginal Tear?

I have heard that unless there is a tear in the vaginal wall during or after intercourse, it is much harder for the virus to enter the body, is this true? I heard it can be absorbed through the membrane, but it is less likely. If I had one episode...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...(small tears in the vaginal wall that are not visible to the naked eye) during sex, and this microtrauma likely increases the probability of HIV transmission.This is not meant to make you panic. The odds are against you getting infected in one... Read more »

less HIV at opening of vagina

I was told by my doctor when questioning him about a potential hiv risk that closer to the opening of the vagina there is less of the hiv virus. Is this the case?As the base of the condom I was wearing blistered my skin during intercourse, he said...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The research suggests that there is generally a lower concentration of HIV in vaginal secretions and higher concentrations of virus in the cervical secretions of infected women. This difference probably explains Read more »

Protected Sex with an incidence of vaginal bleeding

I am male 30 and healthy. I was involved in casual protected (condom) heterosexual sex with a partner of unknown HIV status. During intercourse she started bleeding from her vagina. This was supposedly a week after her last period. We immediately...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...mouth), then I would say that you were not at risk for infection. A condom without any breaks or tears is an effective barrier to HIV. RMK Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...risky activities: Penetrative Sex (Sex in Anus or Vagina) Penetrative sex is considered the highest-risk activity. For both vaginal and anal sex, use latex condoms and water- or silicone-based lubricant (lube) to prevent the condom from... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...Neither one of you gets exposed to HIV through drug use or other activities. Oral sex has a lower risk of infection than anal or vaginal sex, especially if there are no open sores or blood in the mouth. See Fact Sheet 152 for information on... Read more »
Project Inform

Systemic Candidiasis

...rare, it is life-threatening. The most common places for infection are in the mouth and vagina. Recurrent and difficult to treat vaginal yeast infections are a sign of HIV disease progression in women. This publication focuses on systemic... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...of condoms available at home or at any place where you are likely to have sex. Having condoms readily available increases the probability of their being used. Using Dental Dams and Plastic Wrap for Oral Sex The dam or plastic wrap can be... Read more »
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Am I infected?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 2 Replies
...the worst (that she is HIV+ and she inserted my penis into her vagina at some point before I put on the condom), what is the probability that I contracted HIV? Should the fact that I covered my penis with the same hand I used to rub her vagina... Read more »

Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chirs, 3 Replies
...Hi, 1. Can a person(let's say subject A-male) get infected by accidently inserting vaginal fluids(from an infected person, let's say subject B) into nose? Assuming, subject A did fingering activity on subject B who Read more »

How risky is INSERTIVE anal sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...receptive anal sex, but how risky is unprotected insertive anal sex? Would it be more or less risky than unprotective insertive vaginal sex? Anyone have any knowledge on the subject? Read more »

open mouth kiss

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can this be a new risk? i thought kissing was safe, but a woman at CDC said my mouth is just like my vagina (how'd she know?) and that this risk is REAL. local testing site said no need to test based on no risk. anyone? what's your Read more »