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Unsafe Sex And Hiv Risk

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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...no contact with blood or sexual 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 greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can...
Ask the Experts

Washing genital organs after unsafe sex

I had an unprotected sex with a lady a week ago. She has just tested positive to HIV test. I washed my penis with soap and water in about 5minutes after sex. Her CD4 test show she has 2.8 I am at risk of HIV? What can I do now that I have not tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Genital washing after unsafe sex does not protect you against HIV. In fact some studies indicate that it may increase the risk of HIV transmission. (See archives Read more »

Balanitis 8 Months after an Unsafe Sex Encounter with an HIV+?

Last November I accidentally had unsafe sex with a HIV+ man, and he ejaculated inside me once. I had my RT PCR blood test this January; it did not detect any virus. And in February I did antibody test; the result was negative. After one month,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,How does one "accidentally have unsafe sex?" Did you trip and inadvertently get impaled on a throbbing tallywhacker from a virally enhanced bystander?As for your unsafe Read more »

herpes, lymph nodes, hiv??

Hi, I was told I have herpes 1 about 6 months ago but it cleared up straight away and I had very few symptoms. I had unprotected sex 2 months ago and had another outbreak days after. This time medication made no difference and it took about 5 weeks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...experience does not change your HIV risk probabilities. A three-month HIV test should be your next step, along with realization that unsafe sex is not worth the potential catastrophic consequences!Good luck. Stay safe to stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »

unsafe sex

Is it possible to be HIV positive if I have sex with a prostitute without condom only one night?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to potentially acquire the virus. I'd recommend you get an HIV test at the three-month mark and also that you never take this risk again.Dr. Bob Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delayed Application of Condoms With Safer and Unsafe Sex: Factors Associated With HIV Risk in a Community Sample of Gay and Bisexual Men

...reported DCA said they engaged only in safer sex practices. Most of the sociodemographic variables found to be associated with unsafe sex in other studies were not found to be associated with DCA. Negative condom use experiences, such as tearing,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multiple Sex Partners and Perceived Risk of HIV Infection in Zambia: Attitudinal Determinants and Gender Differences

...likely to consider themselves at risk. "The findings indicate that it is essential for men to recognize the connections between unsafe sex behaviors and risk of HIV infection, and that distinct intervention approaches to Zambian men and women... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Leading Cause of Death Among Women Ages 15-44, WHO Study Shows

...cause of death and disease among women between the ages of 15 and 44," the Associated Press/ Boston Globe reports (11/10). "Unsafe sex is the greatest risk factor for HIV among women of childbearing age in the developing world, causing one in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

... How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Injection and Infection Access to Clean Needles Drug Use and Unsafe Sex Medications and Drugs The Bottom Line How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Drug and alcohol use is a major factor in the Read more »
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Can't stop having unsafe sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...of the moment and have unprotected receptive anal intercourse (without ejaculation) with my buddy. I am way past needing an HIV test and I don't my status and he says he is negative. It has been years and I have never tested. I am a mess. Read more »

OCD or possible HIV risk?

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
...myself via when washing my rectum. Do you think this is OCD? So far what I know is HIV doesn't survive in the enviornment and unsafe sex or sharing a needle is the only way to get it. Read more »

worried! this is my case, what do you think?

Posted by josenav, 5 Replies
...the comdom, and then cleaned her vagina with some toilet paper, then used the same paper to clean my penis, is this some kind of risky?? after the third day i had sore throat(right now is really cold in here), a little dhiarrea(with a little... Read more »

Have had "unsafe" sex for over ten years.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Come on let's get real here. We have all had so called "unsafe " sex and most of us are still around. I have had sex without condoms for years and I remain healthy and happy. In fact condoms are toxic in themselves (some people have latex allergies)... Read more »