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vaginal secretions on sore risk

Hello Ryan. Please answer me, I am very anxious.I had protected sex with young thai prostitute, but after sex i discovered i had 2 fresh sores (no cuts) on my skin (on the back and chest) without upper epidermis, looking red, feeling a little...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...for there to be a risk for HIV infection, the following needs to occur: 1) Direct contact with bodily fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions) 2) The fluids contain HIV 3) Fluids have access to mucous membranes or bloodstream. This is known to... Read more »

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... Read more »

Risk in licking nipple that may have vaginal fluid

Hi Doc Rob,Tried searching the forums but didnt found anything this specific.I had an encounter... Read more »
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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

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions (I)

...concentrations that nobody has ever been infected through them. However, if any body fluid is visibly contaminated with blood, the risk of transmission exists. How is HIV transmitted? HIV must get into your bloodstream in order to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women Who Have Sex With Women

...CDC, oral communication, March 2005). However, case 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... Read more »
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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 »

Please assess my real risk

Posted by jambo, 2 Replies
...attempts on a massage girl over a towel wrapped on her, I think I got close but did not succeed. The towel could have had some vaginal secretions since I was fingering her over the towel too, for a little while. I did not have condoms on, and I... Read more »

Fingering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Simple question: is there any risk to getting a small amount of vaginal secretions on intact skin. This incident in question is fingering. It lasted for a few seconds. Intellectually, I think I should not worry. Read more »

I'd appreciate your comments on my risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...of her vaginal secretions had got on the outside of the condom or had come off her finger somehow, that this would present a risk of infection or not as I know that the anus is damaged easily? Are there any recorded incidents of fluids that had... Read more »