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Vaginal Sore Risk Of Getting HIV

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...control methods do not protect against HIV. Women who use intravenous drugs should not share equipment. Women should discuss vaginal problems with their health care provider, especially yeast infections that don't go away or vaginal ulcers (sores). These could be signs of HIV infection. Women planning pregnancy should seek care prior to becoming pregnant to ensure good health and assess their HIV status.
Ask the Experts

Can you contact HIV going down on a girl?

Ok, I went down on a girl I have liked for awhile... not relizing that she was a slammer.Later on hearing she was slamming dope with a girl who was HIV positive. I am getting tested to be sure but I am stressted. I am married and I am afriad I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...guy-on-gal or gal-on-gal, carries an extremely minimal risk, barring extenuating circumstances, such as menstrual blood, oral or vaginal sores or cuts, etc. (See below.) My advice would be to level with your husband and get an HIV rapid test at... Read more »

The Dire Straits of Razor Burn and HIV

Dr. Bob-You have been a great friend through many hard times. Unfortunately, it seems that I have a major concern which has not yet been answered on this forum. Three days following the bare-backed shaving of my genital area, I participated in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with the happy hooker perched firmly on your bucking-bronco-one-eyed monster and riding like a rhinestone urban cowgal, the risk of HIV transmission would be essentially nonexistent, as long as she was riding in the saddle (condom in place) and... Read more »

Oral sex between two woman (WOMAN TO WOMAN) ( CUNNILINGUS)

Dear DrSorry, but this is a follow up to my last question. If HIV was contracted between two woman through oral sex, please explain to me how this would happen. I'm getting so many conflicting reports saying it is or isn't risky and that I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...guy-on-gal or gal-on-gal, carries an extremely minimal risk, barring extenuating circumstances, such as menstrual blood, oral or vaginal sores or cuts, etc. (See below.) My advice would be to level with your husband and get an HIV rapid test at... Read more »

woman to woman oral transmission (WOMAN to WOMAN)

In all the posts that I've read there's nothing about woman to woman HIV oral transmission. I'm going out of my mind with worry and was wondering if you could PLEASE give me your honest opinion.About 6 months ago I had oral sex with another woman. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...guy-on-gal or gal-on-gal, carries an extremely minimal risk, barring extenuating circumstances, such as menstrual blood, oral or vaginal sores or cuts, etc. (See below.) My advice would be to level with your husband and get an HIV rapid test at... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced HIV, also known as AIDS. It's what you do that puts you at risk for HIV -- not how you feel. Your mind is a powerful thing. 1.There's a big difference between the... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
Connect With Others

Cold sores /hiv infection

Posted by bug, 2 Replies
...chance to be infected by herpes by a simple contact and in this herpes virus to get HIV as well? Do you think it was a hilgy risk behaviour having 2 protected vaginal contacts and 1 unprotected oral contact with a woman with cold sores? Thanks... Read more »

am i in high risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have deep kissing recently (1 month ago) with a guy (stranger). because my gum and teeth bleed easily. do u think i'm in high risk of getting HIV. 5 days later, i have fever and sore throat but recover within a week. do u think i'm in high risk.... Read more »

How can I judge my risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...treated for. This girl has not returned phone calls and that type of stuff and it worries me if she had anything else. IF she was HIV positive how like am I to have gotten it. I am so scared that I can't function properly through the day. Someone... Read more »

how much hiv in vaginal fluids

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Answer: A small amount or none. The small amount can/could be risky. There is really no documentation on transmission from female to male. There IS documentation on a few men who have had post-coital Read more »