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Vaginal Secretions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can you get AIDS/HIV from exchanging bikini bottoms with another female. I am also female. the girl I exchanged bikini bottoms with had a HIV test 2 years ago and it was negative, she has been married for 4 years and has a child from a previous... 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 »

years of the secret scare

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a hiv scare in 2001 because I heard someone I messed with was positive but was then told they were not when I asked them.I was about 15 then and I've never gotten tested because of fear if that makes sense.I read about symptoms and around the... Read more »

Female secretions......lethal ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I have read a number of articles and posts and it seems to me that HIV is primarily transmitted through blood.Does this mean that although the CDC says that one can be infected from female secretions , they actually mean blood ? Meaning that ,... 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 »
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semen or vaginal secretion

since hiv is primarly transmitted through sex i was wondering does men carry more hiv then women... is there more hiv in semen or is there more hiv in vaginal secretion or is it about the same for both male and females?????...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Probably more in men, although the level is affected by many things including presence of sexually transmitted diseases, menstrual cycle, hormones, blood viral load levels, HIV treatment and underlying genetics and immune system.... Read more »

Semen and Vaginal Secretions...

Hello Ryan-I have read many posts where guys have been masturbated by other guys with thier HIV+ semen fluids on thier hands (and other guys by girls with thier HIV+ vaginal secretions on thier hands) and you say the risk is essentially nil, even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
In some of my responses about mutual masturbation, I recommend that people do not use their partner's semen or vaginal fluids as a lubricant for masturbation, as someone could become infected with HIV or other STDs that way. Just because it... Read more »

Vaginal Secretions

Hi Rick, I heard that if you expose to small amount of vaginal secretions, itcan't cause HIV infection. Is it true? Thanks!...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. We do not know the minimum quantity of any body fluid (vaginal secretions, blood, semen, etc.) that is required for HIV infection to occur. All anybody can say is that the more infectious body fluids a person 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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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