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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these activities, but it isnot...
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Penis head inflammation after vaginal sex

From time to time I get an inflammation of my penis head, actually under the foreskin where it attaches to the penis shaft (I am not circumsized). Usually I wash and this goes away. I write now because the other day I had unprotected sex with my...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Inflammation of the glans (head of the penis) is more common among uncircumcised males. It can be caused by poor hygiene, infections, or allergic reactions. Consider seeing a doctor for evaluation, especially if the inflammation is accompanied by... Read more »

First trimester and STDs

In the first trimester of pregnancy, which types of vaginitis and STDs do you feel comfortable treating? The CDC guidelines do not oppose treating any of these conditions. However, a colleague of mine refuses to treat ANY woman less than 20 weeks...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
A topical vaginal antifungal makes the most sense to me. Your colleague clearly has a very conservative view of treating pregnant women that many other physicians do not share. And I don't understand the 20 week cutoff when organ formation occurs... Read more »

vaginal sex, then anal sex, back to vaginal sex

my partner and myself have started to experiment with anal sex withoutcondoms. I read some articles that say even if both partners are monogomous,condoms should be used. Reading your insights gave me much relief. Question Ihave is that we like to...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.First of all, regarding condom use, if there's any chance that you or yourpartner has any Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), then it's important touse condoms for protection. If neither of you are infected with any... Read more »

vaginal thrush

my girlfriend sometimes has a fishy fanney is it thrush or anything she says she has quite heavy yellow dischard is there a cure
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
Vaginal thrush or yeast infection is common in women and by itself is not cause for concern about HIV infection; there are many effective treatments for vaginal thrush, please consult with your physician.JLS. Read more »
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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...doctor who is experienced in treating HPV in HIV-positive patients. Fungal Infections (Yeast Infections, Vaginal Candidiasis, Vaginitis) Candidiasis is a very common vaginal infection caused by yeast (fungus). Symptoms include itching,... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...depression -- can also cause or worsen candidiasis. Infection in the Vagina Vaginal candidiasis, called yeast infection or vaginitis, is an infection of the vulva and/or vagina. It causes a smelly, thick, white-yellow discharge that might... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

How Serious Is HIV for Women? What Do Women Need to Know? Research on Women Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

What is gonorrhea? How common is gonorrhea? How do people get gonorrhea? Who is at risk for gonorrhea? What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea? What are the complications of gonorrhea? How does gonorrhea affect a pregnant woman... 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 »

Vaginal secression pimple. Help

Posted by Scaredozzie, 1 Reply
Please help 3 weeks ago I visited a massage parlor. I received a body to body massage. The lady rubberd her vagina against my pennis briefly. I also had a broken pimple in my pubic area which I am almost sure came into contact with her vaginal... Read more »

Vaginal Bleeding

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is Bleeding a symptom of HIV or Aids ? in the Vagina or Penis 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 »