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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...drugs are safe and which are not. Delivery During labour and delivery, there are ways to reduce the risk of vertical transmission, including taking anti-HIV drugs and choosing the type of delivery. In many cases, natural (vaginal) delivery is safe and preferable. Most HIV positive women give birth in a hospital, where they can receive appropriate care. For mothers with HIV, Canadian guidelines recommend that during labour and delivery,...
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HIV infection due to acne

I am a man who has acne on his face, back and chest. My acne is not "severe" but if I dry myself after a shower with a white towel I will sometimes see traces of blood or pus on the towel. My question is as follows. Can i become infected if an HIV...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...I'm not aware of any information that points to acne as a route for transmission. Remember that HIV is only known to be sexually transmitted during vaginal and anal sex, and less Read more »

indian protected sex ...worried to death

Doctor Bob , I'm worried sick , I'm 26 years old male Indian living in NY , I made 2 big mistakes in my life having sex with 2 prostitutes first time when I was 16 yrs and second time when I was 17 , it happened back in India , bcoz of some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'll be brief, because I very strongly doubt HIV is your problem. In fact, I'm quite certain it is not.Your HIV risk is minimal at best. Your symptoms are not suggestive of or worrisome for ARS or HIV disease.From what you've told me, your HIV... Read more »

indirect exposure to vaginal fluid

Dear Mr Ryan M. KullLately,I was given a body massage by an African sex worker . However I am worried because during the massage she sat on my legs which had some minor wounds with a healing scab and than played with her vagina and touched around ...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is highly unlikely that you get infected with HIV through a body massage. Even if she had been infected and had vaginal fluid on her hands, there is such a low risk for transmission.RMK Read more »


Will I be third time Lucky?This is the third time I am posting this question. Please answer it to save my life. After 17 days of having protected sex (used 4 condoms), I developed Shingles and tested negative on ELISA. Soon after 1 month developed...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...used condoms (with no failure) for sex. There is no evidence that people are infected with HIV when inserting fingers into a vagina or rectum. Therefore, it is unlikely that your symptoms are related to recent infection. Get tested three or more... 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

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...diseases (STDs). Microbicides could come in many forms, including gels, creams, suppositories, films, lubricants, sponges, or vaginal rings. They could be used in the vagina or rectum. How Would Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in... 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 vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...Information What Are Microbicides? Microbicides are anti-HIV substances. They could reduce the risk of HIV infection during vaginal or rectal intercourse. No microbicides are available yet. However, with sufficient funding and demand,... Read more »
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Vaginal secression pimple. Help

Posted by Scaredozzie, 1 Reply
...massage parlor. I received a body to body massage. The lady rubberd her vagina against my pennis briefly. I also had a broken pimple in my pubic area which I am almost sure came into contact with her vaginal fluids briefly. Please tell me if I am... Read more »

Acne on butt the same?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...acnes that doctors call folliculitis on my ass. it started 8 weeks after exposure and remains 1 year later it looks like large pimples that fade and leave bruise marks. i tested neg out to 6 months and im confusedis the same acne u have been... Read more »

Vaginal Intercourse Protected/Unprotected

Posted by Anonymous
...antibodies and my doctor said that it was seasonal infection in throat. Again, after about another 2 weeks, I developed red pimple like rashes over my neck (backside) and a few pimples on face, front side of neck. These are red and some of the... Read more »

I really need advice

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...occasions and pushed my face into her breasts. I have some acne on my neck. It is not severe at all, but there are very small pimples present. They normally do not bleed at all, but I am concerned if I could have been infected if by chance some... Read more »