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Vaginal Secretions How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For HIV

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...experience a wide range of different diseases and opportunistic infections How is HIV transmitted? HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen Vaginal secretions Breast milk Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed by semen, followed by vaginal fluids, followed by breast milk. Activities That Allow HIV Transmission ...
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How long can vaginal fluids survive out of body?

How long can vaginal secretions with HIV survive outside of the body? Have you ever heard of anyone getting HIV from vaginal secretions being rubbed manually on an open sore on the penis?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Sexual transmission of HIV is only known to be occur through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. The possibility of transmission through the activity you describe Read more »

vaginal fluid

Thanks in advance for taking your time anwering my question:I had smear of someones vaginal fluid on my right hand. I cleaned it with a tissue so it's almost dried off. And a minute and 1/2 later I washed my hands with water. Later I was concerned...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...The risk of HIV infection after exposure of non-intact skin to vaginal secretions is VERY small. In general, unless your skin was open AND bleeding, I would consider the risk to be so close to zero that I Read more »

Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Vaginal Sex During Menstruation?

Several months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a prostitute in the Philippines using a condom. After I ejaculated and withdrew, we discovered that she was having her period. I did not have any genital ulcers and I have never had a STD. 10 days...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Diseases (STD's). If the condom were tobreak, then you would be at risk of infection with HIV and other STD's.Both a womans vaginal secretions and menstrual blood contain highconcentrations of HIV. If you're exposed to these body fluids, you... Read more »

Strange Vaginal Secretion after sex.

I had unprotected sex with a guy 3 weeks ago....I feel healthy....no symptoms. Well, I decided to get a pap because i noticed a strange secretion afterwards. My doctor found a mucous clear secretion which she observed was a large amount of white...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Given that you had unprotected sex, it would pay for you to be tested for HIV, particularly since this is on your mind. However, given that you have a vaginal discharge,it is more likely that you had an Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...researchers to find HIV in patients with AIDS with few exceptions. HIV has been repeatedly isolated from the blood, semen and vaginal secretions of patients with AIDS, findings consistent with the epidemiologic data demonstrating AIDS... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...anti-fungal drugs interact with HIV drugs. Candidiasis can come back repeatedly. Some doctors prescribe anti-fungal drugs on a long-term basis, but this can lead to drug-resistant Candida that is more difficult to treat. Candidiasis of the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen Vaginal secretions Breast milk Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed closely by semen,... Read more »
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Posted by Just_Somebody, 3 Replies
...what i said what is the chance I could have caught something by jerking myself with a hand that pulled off a condom that had vaginal secretion on it. (Sidenote I was already worked up and so I came really quick, basically like 15-20 seconds of... 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 fluid exposure - I am at risk ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...knuckle? (there should not be, but you never know) and what if I got a tiny amount of body fluid in the mouth of the bottle ? How long does the virus survive on the hand ? I am I at high risk. ? I have now convinced myself the girl is more than... Read more »

Once the fluid containing HIV dries, is it dead?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Once vaginal secretion dry, would the HIV in them die? And how long would HIV live if it were into underwear? Would it die once soaked in? Read more »