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Vaginal Bacteria Infections Contagious?

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis

Where Can I Get More Information? Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/std Order Publication Online at www.cdc.gov/std/pub CDC-INFO Contact Center 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Website: www.cdc.gov CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) P.O. Box 6003 Rockville, MD 20849-6003 1-800-458-5231 1-888-282-7681 Fax 1-800-243-7012 TTY E-mail:...
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KS Diagnosis, but HIV negative. How is this possible? Am I contagious?

I have recently been diagnosed with Kaposi's Sarcoma after a lesion was removed from the back of my leg. I was subsequently tested for HIV, and the result was negative. How common is it to have KS, and be HIV negative at the same time? Does...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Yes, you can have Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) without being HIV positive! You are indeed correct, however, this is a bit unusual and is not what is typically described in what you read or what you see (such as Tom Hanks movie... Read more »

Is ARS cough contagious?

Hello Doc,I had case of hangnails as i picked my skin at nail roots. They were pretty fresh..i mean an hour or two fresh.At this time...I had an episode of fingering a prostitute. No sex and no kissing. At first I had dry cough and saw coated tongue...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is not transmitted through the air (it is not airborne), so a person is not at risk for HIV infection when a person with acute HIV infection coughs.There is no evidence that HIV has ever been transmitted through fingering (even with hangnails).... Read more »

Are anal secretions contagious with HIV ?

Dear, Doc.First of all thank you for your time, I had an encounteer with a male sex worker on the 30 of december 2006 i was given oral sex with a condom which he gave me, and insertive anal sex afterwards also with a condom but i pulled it off when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, HIV can be found in anal secretions, just as it can also be isolated from vaginal secretions. Your HIV risk is brief unprotected insertive anal sex. The estimated per-act risk of acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive anal sex with a... Read more »

CD4 over 1000,still contagious as the DR has said? (ELITE CONTROLLERS, 2009)

My GF has tested positive for over 10 years, but the viral load has always been undetecable as she says, and her CD4 always over 1000. She is not on any meds, nor does she ever seem sick. I am a female as well, what are the risk involved when we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It is possible that your girlfriend is an "elite controller." See below. This may well decrease the chance that she could transmit the virus to others; however, it does not completely eliminate that chance. Safer sexual techniques... Read more »
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vaginal yeast infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
could a woman have yeast infections and never know she has one say if she was hiv pos would she continue to have yeast infections that would never require treatment

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HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study
Reuters Health
10.18.01

HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its first, flu-like symptoms, and before HIV tests can detect the virus, researchers reported last week.... Read more »

Any reported cases of protected vaginal infection

Posted by Anonymous
Hi there ,

Are there any documented reports of hetero cases , where protection(condom) was used but, infection was still possible to the insertive partner(male) ?

Please help !!
Love all

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am i infected? possible non consensual vaginal penetration and other worries

Posted by peewee, 1 Reply
I am female. I only have vaginal sex. I do not give oral without condoms. I only have unprotected sex in committed relationships where testing is done at every 3 month mark.

There are 3 encounters, two of which I am extremely shaky about as I have... Read more »