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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Vaginal Sore

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...CDC has not yet been able to establish how the transmission took place. No additional studies have found any evidence of transmission from provider to patient in health care settings. CDC has documented rare cases of patients contracting HIV in health care settings from infected donor tissue. Most of these cases occurred due to failures in following universal precautions and infection control guidelines. Most also occurred early in the HIV...
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How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having sexual contact with an HIV-infected drug user. With 40,000 Americans contracting HIV each year, there are clearly many people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection... Read more »

eczema and vaginal fluids

Hello DoctorI have read many answers to questions similar to mine, but I have only one doubt that I will greatly appreciate if you can help me with.I was with a woman we kissed for a while, and then she masturbated me, I know this are both no risk ,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concerned, get a single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark. The odds remain astronomically in your favor that you did not contract HIV from your gal-pal lending a helping hand.Thank you for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS... Read more »

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...provide you with a long, healthy, productive and very content existence in this life and the next! BRAVO! As a person living with HIV, please accept my heartfelt thanks for your altruistic and magnanimous volunteer work!Regarding your... Read more »

How can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you contract it? I dont understand. Can someone get it by having unprotected sex with multiple HIV negative people? I dont understand.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having sexual contact with an HIV-infected drug user. With 40,000 Americans contracting HIV each year, there are clearly many people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection... Read more »
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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...body. Having syphilis can make you more likely to transmit HIV if you are already HIV positive, and you are more likely to contract HIV from a partner who has both HIV and syphilis. Penicillin is the standard treatment for syphilis, but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...can spread to the blood or joints. This condition can be life threatening. In addition, people with gonorrhea can more easily contract HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. HIV-infected people with gonorrhea can transmit HIV more easily to someone... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most common mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...drugs or alcohol. The presence of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can significantly increase one's chances of contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

Worried Sick.. Is Yeast Infectious for HIV? (Long)

Posted by kdman, 1 Reply
...recurring everytime I go off the creams. Meaning I got a yeast infection from receiving oral sex... (an extremely rare way to contract it) meaning the girl must've had oral thrush. About a month later in late October, I had anonymous sex again... Read more »

Really Worried

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...everything I could find on the Internet regarding HIV and oral sex. Are you aware of any posters to your website who have actually contracted HIV through oral sex? I feel giving oral is riskier than receiving. I believe I have either HIV/Herpes... Read more »

risk from this encounter? please help - terrified

Posted by Anonymous
...remember her fingering herself, but if she did and happened to have vaginal secretions on her finger, would I be at risk of contracting the virus through the mucous membrane of my anus? Also, I don't remember seeing her bleeding or anything from... Read more »