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Touching Broken Skin Risk Of Getting HIV

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WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING INFECTED THROUGH CONTACT WITH FECES?

HELLO DOC:I RECENTLY PERFORMED PROTECTED ANAL SEX WITH A MAN. AFTER 2 MINUTES I REMOVED MY PENIS WITH CONDOM, TOUCHED IT AND REALIZED IT HAD FECES ALL OVER. I WASHED MY HANDS AND REMOVED THE CONDOM. AFTER A COUPLE OF HOURS I REALIZED THAT I HAD...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there... Read more »

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...fisting, but the precautions are the same for both. Fisting could be risky for the insertive partner (or "top") if there is broken skin that would allow blood from the rectum or vagina into the bloodstream. Using a latex glove reduces the risk. ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...must get into the bloodstream. It is not enough to come into contact with an infected fluid to become infected. Healthy, unbroken skin does not allow HIV to get into the body; it is an excellent barrier to HIV infection. HIV can enter only... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...your buttocks or thighs. Occasionally, these sores may appear on other parts of your body where the virus has entered through broken skin. Sores also can appear inside the vagina and on the cervix (opening to the womb) in women, or in the urinary... Read more »
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Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
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Risk Comparisons

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...condom or female condom anal intercourse with a condom or female condom (Try not to get semen or blood into the mouth or on broken skin.) HIGH RISK Millions of reported cases due to these behaviors vaginal intercourse without a condom anal... Read more »

No penetration = no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...flew up on my back, too and ejaculate oozed down between my butt cheeks and down my leg. Sorry to be so graphic but am I at risk for HIV infection? He doesn't know his status. Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
...since then. I'm in my 7 months pregnancy now. So this question is very important to me. Can anyone please tell me how great my risk of HIV infection is by casual touching the blood spot on the top/side of toilet seat? Thanks a lot for the... Read more »

Get The Facts

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...second test. With an incubation period generally lasting 3-6 weeks, a test done too soon after an individual has engaged in high risk behavior will produce a negative result even if infected. There are two types of testing, anonymous and... Read more »