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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Vaginal Secretions

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Lesbians, Vaginal Secretions and HIV Risk

Greetings Dr. Bob,I have yet to come across a post made by a lesbian to this board, so here's my contribution. On December 27, 2002, I had contact with a woman (ok, a stripper!) of unknown HIV status. While I did use my finger to explore her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...some interest; although, the answer is really rather straightforward. Your risk of HIV transmission from the finger play, and a vaginal fluid coated nipple nosh, is essentially nonexistent. Even a "closet hypochondriac" can't contract HIV this... Read more »

PhD who made a colossal mistake

Dr. Rob,I am a computer scientist who made a bad decision. I went out with some colleagues one... Read more »

I am indeed the first documented case

Dear Dr.BobI am crying while I send you this in hopes to be supported. I had protected vaginal sex... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women Who Have Sex With Women

...reports of female-to-female transmission of HIV and the well-documented risk of female-to-male transmission 1 indicate that vaginal secretions and menstrual blood are potentially infectious and that mucous membrane (for example, oral, vaginal)... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...cuts in your mouth before performing oral sex. Use mouthwash or a breathmint instead. Avoid swallowing pre-cum, semen, or vaginal fluids. Use latex condoms for oral sex on a man (try the unlubricated, flavoredones). If... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...possible) advisable to ejaculate on someone else's penis or labia, nor to touch the genitals with someone else's fresh semen or vaginal secretions on the hand. Solo Masturbation With solo masturbation there is no fear of infection. Anything... Read more »
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Hiv Risk? Please help.. I'm afraid

Posted by stupidbill13, 2 Replies
...face down, and she was straddled over my but and started grinding on me.. even though she was wearing panties i am worried that vaginal secretions may have seeped though the panties and maybe got into a small cut I had by my anus (I shave down... Read more »

Cunnilingus with HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Dear people, I am wondering whether a man performing cunnilingus on a positive woman without a condom is at a great risk of contracting HIV. Please tell me. It is so confusing: some sources say the risk is negligible, even with bleeding gums,... Read more »

Vaginal fluid exposure - I am at risk ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...mistakes after fingering(non insertive, just the top of the vulva but got my fingertips damp) what I would now call a high risk African girl First mistake, I rubbed the side of my eye with the knuckle of my little finger. Second I opened a... Read more »

i got a question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...This is probably gonna sound dumb, but can a heterosexual guy get HIV from an infected woman? And if so,how? i see how a woman can get it from a man, but unless a guy is gay, or does drugs, i don't Read more »