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Risks Of Contracting Hiv

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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" Read more »

Risk of contracting HIV

What is the most current statistic for risk of contracting HIV through receipt of donated blood... Read more »

giving first aid, is there a risk of contracting HIV?

Many people I know won't give frst aid because they're afraid of HIV. Is there really a risk? ... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

East African Standard Examines How Female Fish Sellers in Kenya Engage in Sex to Secure Fish, Risk Contracting HIV

...when fishermen arrive with their catches. "There's a lot of poverty here on these beaches and this exposes the women to HIV/AIDS," Atieno said. Many women go to several beaches to engage in the practice and have several sexual partners,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

World Vision Report Finds Young Brides at Risk of Contracting HIV/AIDS

...marry before age 18 -- whose numbers are expected to double to 100 million in the next 10 years -- are at an increased risk of HIV/AIDS, Reuters reports. According to the report, young brides are forced to have sex before their bodies are... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Failure to Update Nonoxynol-9 Labels to Mention Increased Risk of Contracting HIV Puts People At Risk, GAO Report Says

...increasing the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, among women who use it ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 3/24/04). Although the U.S. surgeon general, FDA, CDC and NIH in 1988 said that condoms with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Administration of Antiretroviral Drug for Six Months Reduces Infants' Risk of Contracting HIV Through Breastmilk

...antiretroviral therapy from birth through the entire breastfeeding period could significantly lower infants' risk of contracting HIV through breastmilk from their HIV-positive mothers, according to a study presented yesterday at the ... 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 »

HIV contraction possible in this scenario?

Posted by Melissa_Rowan, 1 Reply
...wiped my nose with my shirt , my nose in which was sore and raw from a cold. Theoretically if the blood on my shirt was from an HIV+ person and I did wipe my sore and raw nose, is transmission possible? (I didn't have a bloody nose or anything) ... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...things even worse by possibly getting this girl pregnant). I saw my doctor, and she said it's less likely for a guy to contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via vaginal... Read more »

My 7 yr anxiety of contracting HIV

Posted by XManifest, 1 Reply
...Hi there, I have a had a fear of AIDS for the past 6 years. So bad that I could not study for my final exams. this fear is not due to unprotected casual sex or needles, Read more »