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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Vaginal Sore

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...control methods do not protect against HIV. Women who use intravenous drugs should not share equipment. Women should discuss vaginal problems with their health care provider, especially yeast infections that don't go away or vaginal ulcers (sores). These could be signs of HIV infection. Women planning pregnancy should seek care prior to becoming pregnant to ensure good health and assess their HIV status.
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The Dire Straits of Razor Burn and HIV

Dr. Bob-You have been a great friend through many hard times. Unfortunately, it seems that I have a major concern which has not yet been answered on this forum. Three days following the bare-backed shaving of my genital area, I participated in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with the happy hooker perched firmly on your bucking-bronco-one-eyed monster and riding like a rhinestone urban cowgal, the risk of HIV transmission would be essentially nonexistent, as long as she was riding in the saddle (condom in place) and... Read more »

Risks of unprotected anal sex (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

With a negative testing couple, are there any risks of unprotected anal sex? For example, the semen in her rectum or possibly mixing with her blood? Once again, negative testing couple that has only had sex with each other.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...He (or she) must be exposed to someone who is positive (has the virus). Different types of exposures carry different levels of risk. Yes, the 0.1 to 0.2 percent statistical risk per episode is correct. This risk applies to unprotected receptive... Read more »

woman to woman oral transmission (WOMAN to WOMAN)

In all the posts that I've read there's nothing about woman to woman HIV oral transmission. I'm going out of my mind with worry and was wondering if you could PLEASE give me your honest opinion.About 6 months ago I had oral sex with another woman. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...guy-on-gal or gal-on-gal, carries an extremely minimal risk, barring extenuating circumstances, such as menstrual blood, oral or vaginal sores or cuts, etc. (See below.) My advice would be to level with your husband and get an HIV rapid test at... Read more »

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Dr. Bob,Thank you for your wonderful work that you do. You are an inspiration to all of us. Here is our story:We are a normal, hard working, conservative couple with a child. We both have been tested before and we are monogomous. We don't get to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...guy-on-gal or gal-on-gal, carries an extremely minimal risk, barring extenuating circumstances, such as menstrual blood, oral or vaginal sores or cuts, etc. (See below.) My advice would be to level with your husband and get an HIV rapid test at... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... 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

Gonorrhea

...burning sensation when urinating, increased vaginal discharge, or vaginal bleeding between periods. Women with gonorrhea are at risk of developing serious complications from the infection, regardless of the presence or severity of symptoms. ... Read more »
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Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...bleeding was present, yet I instantly panicked. Upon discussing it with the guy, he shared some concerning information about risky behavior, long-time refusal to test, and AIDS-related death of a partner. I sank into a severe period of HIV... Read more »

Insertive ORAL sex - RISK?!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is it true that there are no risks for insertive oral sex? all of this talk about hiv infections through oral sex, have been receptive oral sex right? meaning Read more »

HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Here is a description of my risky situation. (about 2 years ago) I had just started seeing this guy, I was a virgin and he was much older that me. Anyway, I Read more »

Study shows very low HIV risk from oral sex

Posted by Anonymous
...contrast to a report by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, a new study shows receptive oral sex carries a very small risk of HIV transmission. The study is being conducted by researchers at the University of California at San... Read more »