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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 »

Precum risk

A couple of days ago I fooled around with someone I know that has slept around with a lot of women.... Read more »

How many proven oral sex infections solely from precum proven?

I read a lot about the "possibility" of HIV infection from Oral Sex.. but the studies... 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 »
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 »
The Well Project

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

Table of Contents Introduction Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The chances of HIV being passed from one person to another depend on thetype of contact. HIV is most easily... 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 »

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 »

Precum and barebacking

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just finished reading through Dr. Bob's recent questions and answers. I am a bit confused on his answer to the question titled "barebacking" on March 18 of this year. Although the poster is a gay male, I can relate as a hetero female who has had a... Read more »

High Risk receptive vaginal sex - symptoms Please help

Posted by AloneInMyMadness, 1 Reply
I am so ashamed of myself and scared to death. My husband and I split up and were getting a divorce, I was extremely distraught and broken up about it. I went on a kick of "screw it, life is short" I got a job as a bartender, stopped going to... Read more »