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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

A new study has found that HIV appears to attack normal, healthy genital tissue in women and does not require breaks in the skin to infiltrate cells, offering new perspectives on how the virus is spread, researchers said on Tuesday, Reuters ... Read more »
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is a term for any infection or inflammation of the vagina. What are the symptoms of vaginitis? In general, vaginitis may cause itching, irritation, or abnormal vaginal discharge. There are a several different kinds of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Safer Sex Post-SRS: A Brave New World, Indeed

This article is written to address questions about sexual safety after sex reassignment/realignment surgery (SRS). This is not because we assume everyone has or wants SRS, or that surgery is required in order to be fully female or male. When doing... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Birth: Caesarean or vaginal

Hi, I'm due to give birth in June. This is a planned pregnancy, current cd4 around 450, vl belowlevel of detection for three years now. Am in very good health. I had originally opted for vaginal delivery of baby. However after considering the...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The risk of transmitting HIV from mom to baby is under 1% when moms have undetectable viral load on therapy. At that point, the potential risk of complications of C-section exceed the potential risk of transmitting the virus; for this reason, the... Read more »

HIV transmission concerns from sharing crack pipe after dental surgery

I shared a crack pipe with three other people I had a cut on my lips and had a tooth pulled the day before which was still bleeding. Is there a chance that I could have contracted HIV ?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks of your question,Remember: HIV can <b>only</b> be transmitted under the right conditions.You can only get HIV when body fluid carrying HIV (e.g. blood, semen, breast milk, vaginal fluids) leaves a person's body and goes... Read more »

Possible hiv exposure shortly after endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy surgery

Hi I had a recent surgery on Dec. 23, 2011, called endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) which eliminates excessive palmer sweating by the cutting of a sympathetic nerve in the body. I was prescribed nerve pain medication, antiinflamitory meds as...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,From your long question it is a brief answer, being on prednisone will not effect the outcome of your HIV test. Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Will this surgery affect the hiv window period??

Hi I had a recent surgery on Dec. 23, 2011, called endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) which eliminates excessive palmer sweating by the cutting of a sympathetic nerve in the body. I was prescribed nerve pain medication, antiinflamitory meds as...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The procedures and medication you received would not influence the test results. The p24 antigen in particular is not dependent on your immune system working or not. It looks for actual virus parts. DW... Read more »
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Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

Is it possible to get hiv from vaginal discarge

Posted by AZT, 1 Reply
basically I'm just curious if there is casues of it going through a girl's panties, through her pants. Enough to leave a chance of getting hiv from it.

Would vaginal fluids/vaginal discarge be noticable if they were left on a black leather seat? 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 »

Can vaginal warts go away on their own???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was just wondering if vaginal warts can just go away or if you have to get them removed???????????????? Read more »