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Showering And HIV Transmission Risk

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am i at risk of hiv by masturbating in shower (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD, 2010)

i usually masturbate in the shower and one day i noticed my own semen had entered a cut on my finger along with hot shower water. Is there a chance that my semen and the hot shower water reacted and created hiv and entered my body please help
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ejaculating on the pillow I noticed a couple of stains on the pillow that where dried and obvious there before. Is there any risk of getting HIV from this??Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,Wow, that's one popular pillow! It seems to be getting as... Read more »

Confused and worried individual

Hello Dr.Frascino,I am a husband and father of a little girl, in which I feel I commited the... Read more »

Not a question, a resource (THE CANADIAN AIDS SOCIETY GUIDE TO HIV TRANSMISSION RISK)

Hi Dr. Bob - I found this website while doing my fear-induced research. ha. It outlines the risk... Read more »
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Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...HIV cannot be transmitted except when certain body fluids are exchanged. Teach your children that they can greatly reduce the risk of transmission by: Avoiding contact with sexual fluids by always practicing safer sex (using condoms or other... Read more »
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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
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I bet this is a stupid question but..

Posted by mollyshurtmen, 1 Reply
...Can you get HIV if there's blood on a qtip? After I showered I grabbed a qtip to clean my ears. After, I realized there was blood on it an dmy ears were not bleeding. Is transmission Read more »

putting men at risk?

Posted by swuitninnacent, 8 Replies
I havent been able to find much information on how easy it is for a woman to infect her male partner. I'm hoping someone has some good true factual info?? I've heard that its common and easy for a man to infect his partner but very difficult for a... Read more »

risk assesment please?

Posted by pixie, 2 Replies
...shared toothpaste with people, is that considered a risk? 3. Last night I cut my foot on glass and without thinking, I took a shower a few minutes later. I live in a University Residence and have to share showers. I am worried that someone could... Read more »

help? *DELETED*

Posted by pixie, 1 Reply
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