Slight Insertion In Vagina Risk For Hiv

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Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...important to avoid the use of nonoxynol-9 (N-9) products if you think there is any chance you may be exposed to HIV. Getting tested for STDs regularly and getting treatment promptly if you have an STD will also help reduce your risk ofHIV infection if you are exposed to HIV.
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non-insertive definition

dear doc,i know my question seem like have been answered before. but there's a slight twist.i brushed my penis to the vagina (of a prostitute), is that considered insertive sex? my penis had the vaginal secretions while "brushing" the vagina. for...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...penis)in" the vagina, rectum, or mouth. Brushing your penis against the vagina does not qualify as insertive, and therefore the risk for transmission is negligible.RMK Read more »

insertive vaginal sex

when you say insertive vaginal sex, would this include inserting the fingers or just the penis? why would one be more susceptible to infection than the other?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...penile-vaginal sex, I am referring to a person putting their penis inside another person's vagina. If I'm referring to the risk ofHIV transmission during insertive vaginal sex (and hopefully I will be more specific than that) I would be talking... Read more »

18 oral sex and inserting finger into vagina

Dear Kull, I have a big problem. I'm 18 and today my girlfriend just did oral sex on my penis and had my ejaculation into her mouth. Yesterday she said she had a cut on her gum by the bristle of the toothbrush. Is she at risk in contracting HIV?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...with HIV by having sex with you. The same is true for any sexually transmitted infection.HIV is known to be transmitted through vaginal, anal and oral sex. HIV is not known to be transmitted through receiving oral sex, or through inserting... Read more »

less HIV at opening of vagina

I was told by my doctor when questioning him about a potential hiv risk that closer to the opening of the vagina there is less of the hiv virus. Is this the case?As the base of the condom I was wearing blistered my skin during intercourse, he said...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...and higher concentrations of virus in the cervical secretions of infected women. This difference probably explains why the risk of infection to a person performing oral sex on a woman is so low, and why your risk for infection might be lower... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

... What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? There Are No Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Read more »
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HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...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 transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male... Read more »
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Just married, could this be HIV?

Posted by peezy, 3 Replies
...letting me do the same to them. One of them grabbed my penis under my pants for about five seconds. Now I know that these are not risky activities, but after leaving the club I noticed the ring finger on my right hand had a fresh cut (that must... Read more »

Any low risks tested positive???

Posted by jambo, 2 Replies
...Do any of you know of instances where an apparently low risk activity actually resulted in a positive test result? Activities like deep kissing (i know there is 1 reported case), rubbing Read more »

HIV from sex toys.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Can you catch HIV from unwashed sex todays? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am looking for some information on the risk of fingering with a fresh wound that is not bleeding but were the skin along the sides of the nail has been torn away and was bleeding Read more »