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Risk Of Vaginal Sex With Precum Only

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Risk from precum outside the condom - Asking for 7th time, please answer me!

A while back I had vaginal sex with a guy and there may have been precum on the outside of the condom.I have read that once the virus is exposed to air it becomes inactive and unable to infect. Is this true? Does it instantly become inactive? Or am...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-HIV doesn't survive well in the environment but the exact time it takes to die isn't exact, especially if it is contained in precum fluid. If you were exposed to precum during vaginal sex I would recommend testing. Take care,LHW... Read more »

Help! What is My HIV/STD risk from unprotected anal/vaginal sex?

A week and a half ago I went out with someone I did not know and I had too much to drink. We were... Read more »

risk level of unprotected vaginal sex with withdrawal, polyurethane condoms

In your opinion, what is the risk level of exposure to HIV when one has unprotected vaginal sex... Read more »
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Random House, Inc.

"Sex Acts and Facts: The Risks"

A Hierarchy of Risks Receptive Anal Intercourse (Getting Fucked) Listen to men talk about how they got infected with HIV if it happened recently, and it's often portrayed as a fluke: "The condom broke," "We had oral sex," "He put it in for a... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

What to Tell Your Patients About Safer Sex and Condom Use

Without a thorough risk assessment, many people at risk for HIV infection will go unrecognized by healthcare providers (1 ). The process of assessing a particular individual's risk of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus gives... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of COL-1492, a Nonoxynol-9 Vaginal Gel, on HIV-1 Transmission in Female Sex Workers: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Although the male condom, when used consistently and correctly, provides high levels of protection against HIV-1 and other STDs, negotiating its use is not always feasible for many women. Therefore, there is a need for a female-controlled method for... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

Table of Contents What Safer Sex Is What Safer Sex Is Not Practicing Safer Sex No-Risk Safer Sex Activities Other Safer Sex Tips Thinking it Through What Safer Sex Is Serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV,syphilis,... Read more »
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pre-cum

Posted by paranoid, 1 Reply
hi all:
this happened a little over a month ago:
in a foolish moment, i had about 30 seconds of unprotected vaginal intercourse w/ my ex. he didn't cum, and i was quick to find a condom. last i knew, he was clean, and i'd tested negative in january. ... Read more »

Risk of insertive oral with no precum?

Posted by banjeebwoi, 1 Reply
Hi apologies for making another thread, but this is something that's been worrying me greatly. I gave unprotected oral sex to a man very briefly, for about 10-15 seconds, and there was no precum. Neither him or I had any cuts on our mouths/genitals. Read more »

PRE-CUM + HIV

Posted by Anonymous
I've read a lot of worries and a few post about pre-cum.

In most cases pre-cum is a low low risk esp. with oral sex.

The risk with pre-cum is greater when it comes to anal and vaginal sex, man or woman.

When a penis enters an orafice, not the mouth, it... Read more »

If a woman bleeds during vaginal sex does that increase the risk of hiv?

Posted by Reez79, 2 Replies
A woman I met almost a week ago we had unprotected sex twice and she started bleeding. She claimed it was cause of a tumor on her lower stomach or uterus. Can't remember where she said its at. I'm 29 and she 40. We had sex yesterday.

I'm now worried... Read more »