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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Having Sex During Period

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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, and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) can be passed from one person toanother through sex. Safer sex is sex that reduces the chances of spreading orgetting STDs. It involves certain actions...
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Risk of HIV contraction after protected sex with prostitute

Hi,I recently went to a massage parlour in macau and one thing led to another and had protected sex with the girl giving me the massagee. we used a condom which didnt seem to have any gaping hole or such. However i did lick her clitorial region a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming you used a latex condom properly and it didn't fail (break)."Symptoms" that occur three days after a potential HIV exposure would not be related to HIV acquisition. The... Read more »

Risk of HIV through Oral Sex When Herpes is present and contracted

Dear Dr. Bob--About 7 years ago, you helped me through the only other HIV scare I've ever had (which turned out to be Lyme disease). I hope you can help with this one, as well. And I believe the specific facts of my "case" will help...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Welcome back to the forum. Sorry to hear about your XMRV diagnosis, but perhaps it helps explain some of your symptoms. We still have much to learn about XMRV.Regarding your current concerns:1. White blood cells recruited to the site of herpes... Read more »

Low Viral Load=Less Risk of Contraction?

Simple question, and you've probably already addressed it, but I can't find it on here: If an HIV+ guy says his "viral load is virtually undetectable," does that mean it is harder for me, HIV-, to contract it from him? I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives the HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels for a considerable period of time significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission, but (and this is an important "but") it... Read more »

Contracting HIV after unprotected oral sex

Hi there,I had oral sex with a high risk guy (who I met randomly) about 5 days ago. I found out later he had a history of unprotected sex with his partner and a third individual. But he claimed to be negative and said his last HIV test was a few...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:Oral sex has been and remains a low-risk activity. I do not think you need to be concerned. In health,RIchard... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »

Sex while on Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was wondering if the chances of woman contracting HIV increases if she has intercourse with a HIV+ partner while on her period? I have'nt had much luck finding anything on that, so I would really appriciate it if someone could answer this... Read more »

contracting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if you had unprotected sex once with a person ( women) of unkown status, and you were of good health but uncircumsized. what are your chances of contracting hiv and would it matter if she had used coke or other drugs, would that effect my testing... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »