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Risk Of HIV 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.
Ask the Experts

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 »

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 »

HIV risk nipple sucking on lactating woman (BREAST MILK and HIV TRANSMISSION)

I am 30 years male and had a protected sex with female sex worker 5 months ago . I kissed her nipples also .I felt she was lactating. is breast sucking or nipple sucking on a lactating woman carries risk to HIV infection or any STD s. I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...amount of virus in the infected milk, quantity ingested, presence of cuts or sores on the oral mucous membranes, etc. Overall the risk of an adult contracting HIV from nipple noshing would be extremely low. However, when in doubt a simple rapid... 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 »
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 »
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

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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
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Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...chance to be infected by herpes by a simple contact and in this herpes virus to get HIV as well? Do you think it was a hilgy risk behaviour having 2 protected vaginal contacts and 1 unprotected oral contact with a woman with cold sores? Thanks... Read more »

Unprotected oral is not risk-free!

Posted by SuperAnxious, 4 Replies
...putting a condom(whole and non broken) on before engage in oral sex can practically reduce HIV risk to zero? The statistic puts risk of HIV transmission of oral sex to 1 to 10,000. However that doesn't mean it takes 10,000 unprotected oral sex... Read more »

How can I judge my risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...treated for. This girl has not returned phone calls and that type of stuff and it worries me if she had anything else. IF she was HIV positive how like am I to have gotten it. I am so scared that I can't function properly through the day. Someone... Read more »

how much hiv in vaginal fluids

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Answer: A small amount or none. The small amount can/could be risky. There is really no documentation on transmission from female to male. There IS documentation on a few men who have had post-coital Read more »