Risk Of HIV Transmission From Open Wound
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Rocky Mountain CARESHiWe know that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission,however that does increase when there is open wounds on lips or gums that allow HIV to enter the body. Even with that the chances of HIV transmission occurring is very small but I... Read more »
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HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study SaysHIV-positive men undergoing circumcision might be more likely to transmit the virus to their female partners if they have sex before the circumcision wounds have healed, according to preliminary results from a study being conducted in Uganda and... Read more »
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Studies Examine Reducing Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission While Breastfeeding, Effect of Herpes Treatments on TransmissionHIV-positive women who are breastfeeding can reduce the risk of vertical HIV transmission if they take the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for up to six months after giving birth, according to five CDC - and NIH -funded studies conducted in Africa... Read more »
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Posted by neibet, 1 ReplyWhat is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »
Posted by mantle198, 2 RepliesHi I'm posting to get a better understanding of my risk exposure and gain some peace of mind, until I wait the 3 month period before I take the HIV test. Recently I had a one night stand with a sex worker, she gave me unprotected oral sex and... Read more »
Posted by sweetangel, 1 ReplyWhat's the definition of open wound when it comes to HIV transmission. Does it have to be bleeding? Or how recent to be considered open?
I had sex with my HIV + partner yesterday, He came on my chest but little did I realize that that previous night... Read more »
Posted by fjallen, 1 ReplyHi, my question is really specific and I know that it's even a bit paranoid but please take it seriously.
I (of course) know that a casual kiss on the cheek is no risk but is transmission possible if a recently infected person (4-5 weeks) kisses... Read more »
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