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Receiving Head Risk Of Getting AIDS

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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...prophylaxis." What Do the Numbers Mean? In the late 1980s and early 1990s, several studies were done to assess the risk of HIV infection from specific types of exposure to HIV. These calculations only give a general idea of risk. They can tell you which activities carry a higher or lower risk. They cannot tell you if you have been infected. If the risk is 1 in 100, for example, it doesn't mean that you can engage in that activity 99...
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Risk from head phones

Greetings Dr. Bob:I was at the gym recently and I was commenting on how small my friends new MP-3 player is and he handed me his ear phones to sample the quality of the sound. The ear phones are the type that insert into the ear.I am married and he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,HIV from MP-3 player earphones??? You've got to be kidding!?! Dude, even if you stuck his sweaty jockstrap in your ear, you wouldn't Read more »

transmission risk (HIV STATISTICS)

Dear Dr. Bob,Just over 3 weeks ago, I did something extremely out of character for which I shall always be ashamed. On a bachelor party, I visited a strip club/brothel and whilst extremely intoxicated over the course of several hours and despite...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You are correct on many aspects of your post. The statistical estimates of risk per-act for various sexual activities are indeed generated from epidemiological studies. These statistical risk estimates give Read more »

are condoms that cover only the head of the penis equally as effective as regular condoms?

i read in one of your posts that HIV cannot penetrate intact skin but that it can penetrate the linings of the urethra. so my question is, since the condoms that just cover the head of the penis prevents access to the urethra are they as effective...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...because they tend to slip off easily. In addition by leaving the skin on the shaft of the penis uncovered, you increase the risk of other types of skin-to-skin STDs, such as herpes or HPV.Dr. Bob Read more »

cap on the penis head

Please:i am a strgt male that occasionaly does want/need to get oral sex....my question; if I am getting (being sucked)oral sex, would a condom on my penis, unrolled so it just covers the head (glans)prevent HIV infection...That way much of the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...penis, you are eliminating mucous membrane contact with potentially HIV infected fluids. This means that you will not be at risk for HIV infection.It is highly unlikely that you would be infected with HIV when receiving oral sex without a condom.... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

New Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS Among Black Americans 40 and Older Heads to Houston, TX

...among African Americans than among whites," according to Timothy G. Heckman, Ph.D. "Older people do not consider themselves at risk. Physicians rarely talk to older patients about sex or other risk behaviors." " Trump AIDS is an unprecedented... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: AIDS "Fatigue" May Cause Lack of Funds, Former UNAIDS Head Says

...Latin America, for example, most HIV prevention programs are directed towards the general public, people who are not at high risk, and there is not much going on in the gay community where the problem is," Piot said. "That's a waste of money... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Orphans of the AIDS Epidemic? The Extent, Nature and Circumstances of Child-Headed Households in South Africa

...orphaning as the cause of child-only households masks other important issues for consideration in addressing their needs, and risks the development of inappropriate policies, programs, and interventions," the authors concluded. Back to other... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...that leads to lower-than-normal bone density. It is a less serious condition; however, people with osteopenia are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis over a five- to ten-year period. Osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis) Osteonecrosis means... Read more »
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Am I at Risk..really anxious..

Posted by Concerned123, 1 Reply
...hot water. This was just 2 days back, and my head is not turning for doing something which I never wanted to. What are the risks of me of being infected, and should I get my HIV tests done now.. I am uncircumcised does that add to the risk as... Read more »

A question about risk of infection

Posted by jack949, 2 Replies
...get infected from if you were in a sexual intercourse. I seriously know it sounds stupid that I ask this, but is there a big risk of infection here if the girl had an STD? Thanks for answers! Read more »

RISK HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...ejaculation. After that I masterbated him and did get cum on my hand. I don't have any cuts and washed it of in about a min. Am I at risk for HIV or anything? Thanks Read more »

what's the risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...mouth (it was all over my clothes and everywhere else) but i am still freaked out over the possibility of having contracted HIV. i'm waiting until 6 weeks to get a test, but i was just wondering if anyone had a similar experience and can give me... Read more »