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Pubic Hair Risk Of Getting HIV

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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 »

One eyed pirate

dear doctor Bob,I would like to ask if i should be worried and if i need to test.I went out with... Read more »

HMMM just me???

Hi doc,First off I would like to say thank you for helping people for charity.I write to you... Read more »
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

...infertility, andpregnancy problems. Having some STDs (such as chancroid, herpes, syphilis, andtrichomoniasis) can increase the risk of your getting HIV if you areHIV-negative and get exposed to HIV. People with HIV may also be at greaterrisk to... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
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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 »
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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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 »

DONT SHAVE PUBES

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

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 »

Help - HIV/Chlamydia Risk

Posted by Sharpie_H, 1 Reply
...anything else). She also did some flogging. A couple of days later (about a week) I saw a strange animal (maybe a lice?) on my pubic hair, and got rid of it. Never have seen another one... I felt nothing "strange" until three and a half (3 1/2)... Read more »