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Pubic Hair And HIV Transmission Risk

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HIV by eating a pubic hair?

I was out eating at a diner and took a bite of my crepe when I felt something odd in my mouth and took it out to only find a pubic hair. Can HIV be passed this way?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'm really curious how you knew the hair in your crepe was actually a pubic hair! Oh never mind. It really doesn't matter, because even if it were a pubic hear, your HIV risk would be nonexistent. Dr. Bob Read more »

Hey Doc!! PLEASE ANSWER I" M SO PARANOID!! AND I WILL DONATE

Doc!! First off i just wanna say what your are doing is so nice and wanna say GOODJOB. Well I had... Read more »

My Doctor says HIV can travel down pubic hair - worried

Hi Doctor Bob,I had sex with a girl of positive status but I used a condom. I am 22 and really... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

...sex precautions recommended to prevent HIV transmission -- the use of latex condoms and other barriers -- reduce the risk of transmission of some STDs. However, because STDs can be spread through contact with lesions... 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 »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
Connect With Others

Infection vs anxiety and test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...i had a low/medium risk encounter (had proctected sex, but during foreplay my penis touched her pubic hair, and had oral sex unprotected for small time). since then i exprienced tyrhoid inflamattion (difficulty to breath), light abdominal Read more »

Am I infected?

Posted by ann666, 1 Reply
...hadn't had time to pick her things up. We went to bed, I gave him oral unprotected an notices a sore near the border of his pubic hair way up top. He said it was just a scratch he got. I told him I was no longer in the mood to have sex, he kept... Read more »

DONT SHAVE PUBES

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...the abrased skin are an entry way for hiv...it is now proven Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
...question is, I shaved my chest and just below my belly button but above my pubic region and around the pubic area (still had pubic hair above penis) about 10-12 hours before the encounter. If she was HIV+ what risks are there? Also, after sex, I... Read more »