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Vaginal Secretions And HIV Transmission Risk

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Women Alive

Vaginal Secretions and Transmission-- Still Looking for An Answer

A new study of great importance for HIV infected women is being designed bythe CDC (Centers for Diseases Control) as a sub-study of the HIV EpidemiologyResearch Study (HERS). One of its objectives should be to detect andquantify the presence of HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Levels of HIV in Genital Secretions Predict Infectiousness

HIV-1 RNA concentrations in semen and vaginal secretions can be used as a marker for HIV transmission risk, suggests a new two-year study of serodiscordant heterosexual couples in Africa. The relation was independent of plasma HIV-1 concentrations,... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Presence of Binding Antibodies in Genital Secretions of High-Risk, HIV-Uninfected Women Offers Possible Explanation of "HIV Immunity" Enigma

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
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Lesbians, Vaginal Secretions and HIV Risk

Greetings Dr. Bob,I have yet to come across a post made by a lesbian to this board, so here's my contribution. On December 27, 2002, I had contact with a woman (ok, a stripper!) of unknown HIV status. While I did use my finger to explore her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Lezzie, Yeah, where are all the women? My girlfriends read the site, but I hardly ever get any questions. Maybe your question will spark some interest; although, the answer is really rather straightforward. Your risk of HIV transmission from the... Read more »

vaginal secretions on sore risk

Hello Ryan. Please answer me, I am very anxious.I had protected sex with young thai prostitute, but after sex i discovered i had 2 fresh sores (no cuts) on my skin (on the back and chest) without upper epidermis, looking red, feeling a little...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
In order for there to be a risk for HIV infection, the following needs to occur: 1) Direct contact with bodily fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions) 2) The fluids contain HIV 3) Fluids have access to mucous membranes or bloodstream. This is... Read more »

Vaginal secretion and HIV

hi,Is it possible to have HIV transmission if the woman masturbates than touches the penis for masturbation?thanks....
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Transmission would not occur in a situation like this. The virus does not live well outside of the human body. Any virus present in her vaginal fluids would be unable to infect you. Furthermore, masturbation is not a high-risk activity. Any... Read more »

HIV exposure from vaginal secretions

I'm HIV positive and was recently having intercourse with my negative partner using a condom. Things got hot wild and messy and some of my vaginal secretions dripped/splashed onto his anus at the opening. Is there anything to worry about? Do...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNothing to worry about! He would have to have an open cut or sore on his anus that just occurred while you were having sex. The risk is so very small for HIV transmission to occur this way.Tips: Make sure you are on HIV medication and that you are... 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 »

vaginal secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted from pre-cum to vaginal secretions, or does it have to directly enter the bloodstream through a cut or sore? Read more »

Vaginal secretions, shaving and scratching

Posted by grcboy30
I am a male who recently had sex with an ex gf. We had been broken up for 8 years.
I used a condom which didn't break and we did not engage in oral sex either way.
My question is, I shaved my chest and just below my belly button but above my pubic... 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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