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Shaving And Hiv Risk

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Shaving cuts and risk from precum

I'm a guy and I recently performed oral sex on a man - it was brief, lasted maybe 2-3 minutes and he did not ejaculate in my mouth. However, several hours earlier the same day I had shaved which left some minor cuts on my skin. Since his penis...
Shannon Southall

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Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk is incredibly low. Your areas of nicks would not be large enough or bleeding enough for transmission to occur.The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral... Read more »

Shaved Skin and Risk

Dear Doctor Bob!I wonted to ask you, if fresh cuts from shaving increase the risk of virus... Read more »

Hiv from shaving

Hi doctor, I am scared I got HIV from sharing a razor with my friend who might be hiv +. He shaved... Read more »
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The risk of HIV reinfection, sometimes called superinfection, has not been clearly established. Given the risk of initial sexual HIV infection from a single exposure in population studies is commonly calculated as generally low (although these... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Low Rates of Hepatitis Screening and Vaccination of HIV-Infected MSM in HIV Clinics

Due to similar behavioral risk factors for the two infections, HIV-positive men who have sex with men are at increased risk of viral hepatitis. The authors of the current study set out to assess adherence to HIV management guidelines that recommend... Read more »
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Behavior and Circumcision Status Do Not Explain Increased Risk of HIV Acquisition Associated With Ad5-Based Vaccine

In September 2007, the HIV vaccine field received an unexpected setback when it was announced that the phase IIb efficacy trial of a candidate developed by Merck was being stopped early due to lack of efficacy. The trial was conducted by the HIV... Read more »
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shaving risk ?

Posted by change33, 1 Reply
I had 2 partners over Dec/Jan IN A NUTSHELL my lady friend and I were tested NOV 15 and we were both negative. We engaged in sex with no condom. her last interaction was 5months prior I had no visible complications we had sex Dec. I had another... Read more »

Shaved are does do Get HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey Wouldn't transmittingHIV through recenently shave areas be a major problem if it was relly possible. Like Say I just shaved ny mustache and beard before a hot date and ended up eating her out like two hours later and she got her juices all over... Read more »

Shaving pubic region?

Posted by grcboy28, 1 Reply
Just a quick question. A girl I've been casually dating for the past 4 months recently tested HIV- at the clinic with me on January 5th. She had unprotected sex with only her ex bf she said who also tested HIV- negative the day before.
Anyway, we... Read more »

Sharing shaving razors?

Posted by Carrie, 8 Replies
My boyfriend (poz) and I (neg) were wondering if HIV can pass threw sharing the same shaving razors. The concern is obviously that if he nicks himself while shaving his face and gets blood on the razor, then I use the same one and nick myself while... Read more »