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vaginal sex and hiv testing

Dear Doc, About five weeks ago, i had oral sex with a female sex worker for a few minutes. After that, I washed my penis with soap. Then I rubbed her vagina with my penis for a long time and then penetrated for no more than 30 seconds following by...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
Unfortunately the exposure you describe could potentially result in HIV infection. Certainly the odds are against infection occuring after this type of exposure but it is possible. The symptoms associated with acute HIV infection are variable so... Read more »

Test for viral load in vaginal secretions

I keep reading about possibility of infection of the husband even though his wife has undetectable... Read more »

Can a Vaginal bacterial infection lower my T-Cell count?

I currently have HIV and my previous viral load was 1300 with a t-cell count over 651 which was an... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Trial in Africa of Long-Acting Vaginal Ring for HIV Prevention

"The first test of a long-acting vaginal ring loaded with an HIV-preventing drug has begun enrolling women in southern Africa," the Washington Post reports. The study, according to the newspaper, marks the 15th trial led by the nonprofit group,... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Vaginal Yeast Infections

...HIV infection. This yeast infection can occur in HIV positive women with relatively high T-cell counts, but the prevalence of vaginitis increases as T-cell counts decline, especially below 200. All women with frequent, recurrent, or persistent... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: New Vaginal Ring Borrows From Birth Control to Fight AIDS

The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) is launching the first clinical trial in Africa of a vaginal ring to help combat HIV infection. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials of the ring will occur at research... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

In Clinical Trial, Vaginal Gel PRO 2000 Found "Safe but Ineffective" at Preventing HIV Infection

A vaginal gel designed to protect women against HIV "was found to be safe but ineffective" in a clinical trial, Agence France-Presse reports, citing a study published online in the journal Lancet . The gel, PRO 2000, was tested in two... Read more »
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Vaginal sex experience with PRE-Herpesinfection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
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? Thank you fro you time Read more »

Recurring Vaginal Thrush

Posted by Roper2008, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, I know I have had a negative test so I should be happy. But my Girlfriends recurring vaginal Thrush over the last 9 months has me in a state of panic. Add to that bouts of Diarrhoea, her Tongue looking the same as mine; White and... Read more »

Unprotected Vaginal, no ejaculation

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How high a risk is unprotected receptive vaginal sex with ejaculation outside of the body? What is the chance of being infected by precum only? My rapid test was negative at 34 days. I am unsure of my partners status. Penetration lasted some time,... Read more »

Vaginal infections and HIV ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Before starting my relation with my boyfriend, both were tested for HIV and other STD, but when we gave up the condom I started suffering from candidal infections. Can I relate it to HIV ? Weve been monogamous for two years before the test ? Can I... Read more »