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Vaginal Fisting And HIV Transmission Risk

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HIV Transmission

Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Rare Types of Transmission Avoiding Transmission How HIV Spreads Many people still do not understand how HIV is passed, or transmitted, fromone person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus ifyou are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are livingwith HIV (HIV+). HIV is spread through contact with the following body fluids: ...
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fisting risk

i am gay hiv negative male. I have had 3 sexual encounters with a hiv positive male. We used condoms for intercourse but i did insert my fingers and hand into his anus for a few minutes during each encounter.On retraction i did notice blood on my...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Since you had contact with the blood of an HIV infected person, it is advisable that you get tested at least three months after exposure.It is unlikely that you would become infected with HIV when fisting another person, but using latex gloves and... Read more »

HIV from "fist bump"

Hello. Yesterday I was asked by a homeless man to buy him some food. I bought him some food, and he thanked me by giving me a "fist bump". He had open sores on his hands, that looked very fresh and might have been bleeding. I then...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello-No this "fist bump" would not pose a significant risk of HIV tranmission. I think you should feel good about your act of generosity and not let this spoil you from doing similar good deeds in the future. Take care,LHW... Read more »

HIV from a Fist Bump -- Possible?? --- Dr. Bob... I Donate to your Foundation Regularly.

Dr Bob, Can you help me with this issue please? I was working with a friend of mine from work. We were snapping metal buttons on a tarp onto a boat. I scratched my hand on a snap. My knuckle. The scratch bled. The gentleman who also is HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Michael.While there is a theoretical risk of HIV transmission if fresh HIV-tainted fluids come into contact with non-intact skin, the chances of this occurring during a fist bump with a 30-minute old scratch are so remote that the chance of... Read more »

Fistful of Dollars or a Fistful of Fear

In November 2012 I received a hand job and sucked the breast of a massage gal. I am not sure if I tasted milk. Since that time I have been sick on and off many times. The list of symptoms is gastritis, sore throat, swollen testicle,and thrush. I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
1. You do not need any more HIV tests. See many posts about breast sucking, hand jobs and other activities that do not transmit HIV.2. Whether you can or can not have sex with your wife may be up to her. Since you are not HIV+ you do not have to... Read more »
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Hiv transmission through contact of vaginal fluid with an open wound?

Posted by neibet, 1 Reply
What is the risk of HIV transmission through the exposure of an open wound to vaginal secretions.
Assuming i am having a back massage and i have an open injury on my back and the masseuse was sitting naked in my back with her vagina in direct... Read more »

hiv transmission w/o vaginal intercourse

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know what the possibility is that one could get HIV if the penis never actually entered the Vagina, but had precum and was placed near the labia and clitoris?

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veterans vs. newbies...let the fists fly.....

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
I have been reading a lot of posts back and forth where the veterans bash the newbies and then somebody tries to throw in a neutral post to the effect that the veterans really have all the info.
But--here's a thought--HIV has changed quite a bit... Read more »

Vaginal fluid exposure - I am at risk ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can someone advise me. I made 2 stupid mistakes after fingering(non insertive, just the top of the vulva but got my fingertips damp) what I would now call a high risk African girl

First mistake, I rubbed the side of my eye with the knuckle of my... Read more »