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Vaginal Sex And HIV Transmission Risk

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HIV and Safer Sex

Table of Contents What Safer Sex Is What Safer Sex Is Not Practicing Safer Sex No-Risk Safer Sex Activities Other Safer Sex Tips Thinking it Through What Safer Sex Is Serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV,syphilis, and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) can be passed from one person toanother through sex. Safer sex is sex that reduces the chances of spreading orgetting STDs. It involves certain actions...
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Oral Sex Risk (MAGNETIC COUPLE ORAL SEX TRANSMISSION RISK, 2011)

Hi Dr. Bob,So I've been seeing this guy for a little while now. He's great and I couldn't be happier. He's HIV positive and I'm HIV negative. I've been reading the archives about magnetic couples and it's helped a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Brian,I agree oral sex carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition, particularly if the positively charged component of the magnetic couple is on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives the viral load to... Read more »

Risks of unprotected anal sex (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

With a negative testing couple, are there any risks of unprotected anal sex? For example, the semen in her rectum or possibly mixing with her blood? Once again, negative testing couple that has only had sex with each other....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Another QTND (question that never dies) and ATNC (answer that never changes). See below.Dr. Bobgay anal sex with two hiv negativesJun 2, 2008 dr bob, i am really worried because my gay friend and i had gay sex and anal! is there any way we can... Read more »

HIV Transmission Risk Through Protected Sex

Hello, I had protected intercourse with a friend I m talking to about 5 weeks ago. She has been on ARV drugs for the past 13 months with a cd4 count above 650. Had 3 bumps like razor bumps quite close to the base of my penis at the time. I did have...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
You certainly have plenty of reasons beside HIV to get some of the symptoms you describe. In fact, hard to pin any of this on HIV at this point.Acute retroviral syndrome come on quickly and then fades. It does not linger. Plus, your HIV test was... Read more »

transmission HIV from her vaginal fluids

Can Vaginal fluids transmission HIV from her vaginal fluids to her hand then from her and to my lips or mouth (even its hapend in a few secound ) ? ...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiOral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. In order for transmission to happen in this way is for your mouth to have any open sores and even in that case the risk of transmission is incredibly low. Be well and stay safe, Shannon... 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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High Risk receptive vaginal sex - symptoms Please help

Posted by AloneInMyMadness, 1 Reply
I am so ashamed of myself and scared to death. My husband and I split up and were getting a divorce, I was extremely distraught and broken up about it. I went on a kick of "screw it, life is short" I got a job as a bartender, stopped going to... Read more »

Vaginal sex experience with PRE-Herpesinfection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If I had vaginal protected condom sex with a paid sex worker and have had herpes for 20 years prior to this encounter am I at risk for hiv and should I test or just forget the entire experience and not test?

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