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HIV transmission through male urethra

Simple question. I am only asking this because I have got a number of mixed answers. Alot of places online will say that HIV can enter the body through the urethra on your penis. Some say that it needs to be infected, and a doctor I saw when I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The doctor who gave you that information was wrong. HIV can be absorbed directly across any mucous membrane. An infection, inflammation, or cut, etc. is not a prerequisite. HIV can and does permeate intact uninfected mucous membranes. All... Read more »

HIV through blood/urine going into urethra

Good dayI know a hand job is not regarded as a risky way of becoming HIV+ for a male. I was in a... Read more »

New Urethra (Pee Hole) Question!!!

Hello again Dr. Frascino-Okay - scratch the first question I asked about how HIV enter's the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Male Sexuality in Vietnam: The Case of Male-to-Male Sex

The authors collected qualitative information about the contexts and meanings of sex and relationships between men in Ho Chi Minh City with the goal of implementing "effective behavior change interventions for men who have sex with men."... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Namibia Law Banning Male-to-Male Sex Is Hindering Condom Distribution, HIV Prevention in Prisons, Advocates Say

A 30-year-old law in Namibia banning male-to-male sex is preventing condom distribution in the country's prisons and hindering HIV prevention efforts, according to HIV/AIDS advocates, South Africa's Mail & Guardian reports. According to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Might Reduce Risk of Male-to-Female HIV Transmission, Study Says

Male circumcision might reduce the risk of HIV transmission from HIV-positive men to their female partners, according to a study presented Wednesday at the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Denver, Reuters reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Might Reduce Risk of Female-to-Male HIV Transmission by About 60%, Study Says

Male circumcision might reduce the risk of men contracting HIV through sexual intercourse with women by about 60%, according to a study published in the November issue of PLoS Medicine , BBC News reports ( BBC News , 10/25). French and South... Read more »
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HIV through the Urethra

Posted by Anonymous
Can anyone tell me how likely it is to get the hiv virus if it comes into contact with your urethra only. Be it by being the insertive partner vaginally or anally, or even using another persons sexual fluid to masturbate with. Does it just take a... Read more »

Swab from urethra

Posted by boydanny81
is a swab from urethra can detect std ? tpha neg vdrl non reacted hiv neg Read more »

urethra

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
exposure =broken condom
no ulcer or bumps on penis head, but there is a dark pigmented spot on the side, HIV infection?

Please respond, going nuts

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Urethra...?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
OK, here is what many will think is a DUMB question, but I wanted to ask anyway...Assuming penile/vaginal sex, for a man to catch the virus, he has to have an opening on his penis..assuming there is no cuts or open sores, then the only place it can... Read more »