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Vaginal Bleeding

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Protected Sex with an incidence of vaginal bleeding

I am male 30 and healthy. I was involved in casual protected (condom) heterosexual sex with a partner of unknown HIV status. During intercourse she started bleeding from her vagina. This was supposedly a week after her last period. We immediately...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unless the blood came into contact with any mucous membranes (the lining of your urethra, anus, or mouth), then I would say that you were not at risk for infection. A condom without any breaks or tears is an effective barrier to HIV. RMK Read more »

Testing window.

...encounter with her was on June 20th which involved heavy vaginal bleeding. I freaked out when I... Read more »

A VERY SIMPLE QUESTION - NOT IN THE ARCHIVES!!!!

...is what concerns me, I have been getting unusual vaginal bleeding and no period. I tested... Read more »
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New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Menstrual Disorders in HIV-Infected Women

...therapy (ART) can be found in Long-Term Complications of Antiretroviral Therapy . As with non-HIV-infected women, abnormal vaginal bleeding should raise concerns about the possibility of pregnancy or gynecologic disorders such as ectopic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Correlates of Trichomonas Vaginalis Infection Among Female U.S. Federal Prison Inmates

...parent who had not had a drug or alcohol addiction; never exchanging sex for money or drugs; ever being pregnant; having abnormal vaginal bleeding/spotting; and having concurrent chlamydia or gonorrhea. "Although not as high as in other studies... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Megestrol Acetate (Megace)

...salivation, and thrush; impotence or decreased sex drive; frequent urination, urinary incontinence, urinary tract infection, and vaginal bleeding and discharge (including breakthrough bleeding); disease of the heart muscle, palpitation, chest... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around your vagina, labia, or anal area. You may also have a thick, cottage cheese-like vaginal discharge. HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are difficult to treat. You are... Read more »
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Vaginal Bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is Bleeding a symptom of HIV or Aids ? in the Vagina or Penis Read more »

Information that might interest you

Posted by Anonymous
...person, and whether either person has any broken skin or an STD. The factors which facilitate transmission of HIV for women are vaginal bleeding, pre-existing STDs, and possibly adolescence (thinner vaginal lining) and using hormonal... Read more »

still scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know how risky performing oral sex on a female is. There were no cut's in my mouth, and no vaginal bleeding. It only lasted about 5-10 minutes. Also, is it possible to start feeling symptoms of pvs two days after risky exposure. I am Read more »

French kissing and more?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does French kissing (with gum inflammation but no bleeding)and vaginal penetration with the fingers(no cuts) pose a risk for HIV transmission? Read more »