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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Wrestling

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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

... Ways of Preventing HIV From Entering the Body Protective sex (i.e. wearing a condom when having sex) Not sharing needles Masturbation Abstention from sex Please see the sections on Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV from Sexual Activities and from Injection Drug Use for additional information. Ways in Which HIV Is Transmitted Looking at the third condition for transmission (that it must get into the...
Ask the Experts

HCV Transmission

I am 29 year old Canadian male suffering from HCV transmission anxiety. To get infected by HCV, infected blood has to contact my bloodstream. Does that mean the blood has to hit a vein or artery? Or does the infected blood just have to somehow...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I cannot answer all your questions but the main issue is that - yes HCV is mainly transmitted with a blood to blood exposure among injection drug users and sometimes through sex that is associated with some minor trauma. No I would not get tested... Read more »

Wrestling risk ? 2nd ATTEMPT - Made a donation

Hello doc,I realize that you get way too many emails and I am hoping you look at this one.. I have also made a donation at http://www.concertedeffort.org to help the cause.A few days ago, I wrestled with a stripper at a private party. She had her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to escape the horned-up bachelor's party or something? Oh, never mind. Whatever floats your boat. Your HIV risk from stripper wrestling is nonexistent, even with your bruise. If HIV were contracted this easily, everyone who rides the subway at... Read more »

H2O - I need to know if I need to disclose

Should I disclose????????Here are my current #s as of Last week. T-Cells 812 / Viral 39K / Ratio 30%. I am not on any meds. I am newly diagnosed (a little over a year)I was at a wrestling event over the weekend (yes I know its fake, but it is fun to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Relax Max. The HIV-transmission risk from the incident you describe is completely nonexistent.Wrestling is fake? Wow, who would have guessed?!?Dr. Bob Read more »

Body Massage -- HIV risk?

Ryan,Recently I was foolish enough to have a wet body massage in Thailand. This involved the girl sliding her naked body over mine, with the help of some soapy water. No sex occurred and I don't think there was much, if any, direct genital/genital...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...through receiving oral sex, fingering (finger-fucking), mutual masturbation, massage, lap dancing, handshakes, touching, rubbing, wrestling, and the like. HIV is not transmitted by casual contact. Look at Rick's Casual Contact list to get an... Read more »
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The Body

"You Can't Handle the Truth!": Gay Men and HIV Education

...sometimes fails to recognize this basic truth is that, as Odets pointed out, homophobia devalues gay male sexuality. To reduce the risk of HIV transmission, gay men are often advised to severely restrict their sexual practices or even to abandon... Read more »
The Body

Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

...issue, including perhaps how widespread the practice is; what motivates men to engage in unprotected anal sex despite knowing the risk of HIV transmission; and in addition, finally, are there possible interventions or strategies that can help men... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...OK, Just for clarification, I have considered taking an HIV test when I get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same girl 3. touched blood of 2 different people at Read more »

He/she is HIV+.......to love or not to love.

Posted by mandaree23, 10 Replies
...know that if were infected that with meds and I can live 20+ years. That's better than the odds that I have with hereditary risks. So, why not spend my life with the one I love, happily.....opposed to being in a horrible marriage wishing I had... Read more »

blood-to-blood exposure?

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
...that some of her blood could've come in contact with mine. I have some small sores on my arms where she tickled me. Is this a risk? Please help me, I am petrified. Read more »

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 »