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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Dried Semen

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...fact, unprotected (without a condom) anal sex (intercourse) is considered to be very risky behavior. It is possible for either sex partner to become infected with HIV during anal sex. HIV can be found in the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, or vaginal fluid of a person infected with the virus. In general, the person receiving the semen is at greater risk of getting HIV because the lining of the rectum is thin and may allow the virus to enter...
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Risk for UAI Top (RISK OF HIV AS A TOP, 2010) (ANAL MUCOUS, ANAL FLUIDS, RECTAL SECRETIONS, 2010)

So I have a quick question: basically I ended up having sex with a man in his apartment. We went to his place and began to fool around. After mutual oral sex (without ejaculation), I placed my penis into his anus for about 6 seconds (both of which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risk. I don't even like the idea of letting him perform oral on me.Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,The CDC statistical estimate of risk provides information about relative risk rather than actual risk applicable to a specific encounter. Unprotected... Read more »

Afraid after using a handkerchief that contained semen stains

Recently while staying in one of my friends room, I accidentally used a left over handkerchief to clean my penis after urination. Later I found that the cloth was hardened full of semen stains [mostly in dried state]. Im really worried after this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there... Read more »

BDSM HIV-HEP risk?

I am considering visiting a Professional Domme, but am concerned about health risks associated with BDSM play. Whips and floggers can break the skin. I've read that leather can retain trace amounts of blood. 1.)What is the probability that...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Sound like a risky idea for a variety of reasons! It would surprise me if anyone sterilized leather whips etc. It is impossible to say what the Read more »

am I at risk

Dr. Dieterich, My partner is hcv infected, am I at risk by kissing, especially after brushing our teeth? He is asymptomatic. If his hcv viral load is low is the risk to me lower? Is oral sex risky regarding "pre-cum"? Can he have been exposed but...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Steve,Kissing has not been demonstrated to be a risk yet for HCV transmission. Symptoms have no bearing on the risk of transmission or the prognosis for that matter. Some people (10%) or so will have antibody to HCV and have no detectable... Read more »
Articles
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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...not. Possibly Infectious "Bodily Fluids" HIV might be transmitted from an infected person to another through: pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum) Pre-seminal fluid is a clear fluid that lubricates men's urethras. It is produced by a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...orally. These cases are all attributed to ejaculation in the mouth (i.e., exposure to semen, not exposure to vaginal fluid or pre-seminal fluid). If there is infected ejaculate, vaginal fluid, or blood present, the risk for infection is higher.... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
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HIV semen on vulva?

Posted by yummychocolate, 1 Reply
...some fingering and foreplay and I might have gotten some of his semen on my clitoris or labia minora(inner labia). Is this a risk for getting HIV assuming he has it? If so, high or low? Read more »

Kissing shaft and sitting Risk too?

Posted by happyheart, 2 Replies
...kissed the shaft of his penis, which had no barrier. I gave his shaft two quick pecks. It didn't seem wet or anything. Am I at risk for getting HIV this way? Am I at risk from the french kissing, sitting on his penis without my own underwear on... Read more »

OCD or possible HIV risk?

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
...over my wash rag as a joke and I infected myself via when washing my rectum. Do you think this is OCD? So far what I know is HIV doesn't survive in the enviornment and unsafe sex or sharing a needle is the only way to get it. Read more »

No Semen= No Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...was wondering- if there is no precum or cum or blood at all from the man, but the sex is still unprotected, is there an HIV risk at all? I don't see how b/c HIV is only in the man's semen and blood and if none is present, infection is not... Read more »