Sinus Infection After Vaginal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV

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Hello Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob, I hope you are doing well. I was just reading some of the archives & found out that you were HIV positive.1)If you dont mind me asking of how you acquired the infection. As you knw there is a lot of debate about the effectiveness of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sites, primarily to avoid transmitting germs from one site to another. For instance, having anal sex and then proceeding on to vaginalsex could cause vaginal problems. Changing condoms when changing penetration sites helps protect the receptive... Read more »


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This is my 2nd time, please help me releive some anxiety. Almost 6 weeks ago I had a sexual with an... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...activity. Condoms can protect the mouth, vagina or rectum from HIV-infected semen. They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginalsex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...risky activities: Penetrative Sex (Sex in Anus or Vagina) Penetrative sex is considered the highest-risk activity. For both vaginal and anal sex, use latex condoms and water- or silicone-based lubricant (lube) to prevent the condom from... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into the body. Vaginal or rectal intercourse without protection is very unsafe. Sexual fluids enter the body, and wherever a man's... Read more »
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Desperately seeking answers

Posted by scared_stiff_to, 5 Replies with a woman of unknown HIV status - sex lasted +- 20mins - about 10min was spent fingering - remainder having protected vaginal intercourse. Positive the condom didn't break or have any damage that I was aware of - washed my hands before... Read more »


Posted by elmarto, 1 Reply
...story: since mid-March to mid-May Hang out with a girl I will later learn WHICH IS HIV positive. In that period of time we have vaginalsex (maybe 6 to 8 times) but always always with a condom. However, we had oral relations (oral sex) mutually... Read more »

HIV infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Back in March, I had a protected encounter with a female hooker in Mexico using a latex condom. It was oral, hand job and some vaginal. The condom slid way up on the top of my shaft during the oral part, almost coming off but I believe it did... Read more »

still worried

Posted by redsox34, 1 Reply
...10 month's ago i had a high risk exposure with hiv poz. female. while having sexcondom slipped off. so i was exposed to her vaginal fluids. i tested neg. at 6 month's. my question is, for the past 5 month's or so i'm having severe nasal... Read more »