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Ways To Prevent Vaginal Bacteriosis

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Condoms

...Bottom Line When used correctly, condoms are the best way to prevent the spread of HIV during sexual activity. Condoms can protect the mouth, vagina or rectum from HIV-infected semen. They can protect the penis from HIV-infected vaginal fluids and blood in the mouth, vagina, or rectum. They also reduce the risk of spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms must be stored, used and disposed of correctly. Male condoms are used on...
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vaginal touch with cut on finger

Hi Doctor BobI have asked you a couple of questions before from another e mail adress,, I know your answering the question doesnt depend on the donation, but i understand the importance of your work and have donated before as i will this time.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is completely nonexistent. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No HIV testing is warranted.If indeed you get anxious very easily, consider getting treatment for your anxiety.Thanks for your donations to the Robert... Read more »

protected sex but vaginal fluids made contact with me!

I am an uncircumsized male that had a chafed penis from over-masturbation (dry skin, redness, no active bleeding). I wore a condom thanfully but I was not getting enjoyment from the sex. She removed the condom and used the same had she removed the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...only reason to test would be for peace of mind and to put any residual fears permanently to rest. If you do decide to test, wait until the three-month mark to ensure your test is definitive. The result will undoubtedly be negative.I'd suggest you... Read more »

HIV FROM HANJOB WITH POSSIBLE VAGINAL FLUID

Dr. Frascino First of all thank you for your dedication to helping and educating people. I am going to donate $50 to your cause. Is it possible to get hiv from a high risk individual if the latter touched herself but did not insert her finger in her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Well, considering the U.S. reelected a blundering incompetent rodeo clown for president in 2004, I suppose just about anything is "possible." However, the HIV-transmission risk posed by the activity you describe is so remote that it is... Read more »

Kissing the vagina

I am a heterosexual male. I recently had an encounter with a prostitute in which she performed oral sex on me with a condom. At the same time I kissed her vagina - for probably 10 to 15 seconds.Am I at risk of infection?Thanks
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Kissing a person's vagina may technically be considered oral sex, but if you do not get any vaginal fluids in your mouth, then transmission can't happen. Even if you did get vaginal fluid in your mouth, HIV transmission through Read more »
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The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...diseases (STDs). Microbicides could come in many forms, including gels, creams, suppositories, films, lubricants, sponges, or vaginal rings. They could be used in the vagina or rectum. How Would Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in... Read more »
The Well Project

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

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Microbicides

...Information What Are Microbicides? Microbicides are anti-HIV substances. They could reduce the risk of HIV infection during vaginal or rectal intercourse. No microbicides are available yet. However, with sufficient funding and demand,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...rectum, vagina, mouth, nose, or at the tip of the penis. These can be damaged easily, which gives HIV a way to get into the body. Vaginal or rectal intercourse without protection is very unsafe. Sexual fluids enter the body, and wherever a man's... Read more »
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Posted by DUDAS, 1 Reply
...I tell you my histori, shortly: I touched a women, just masturbation, never did put my fingers inside her vagina just on it, i touch while masturbating her some fluids, also i remember i used lubrication in gel. I didnt do or recive oral 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 Read more »

For Anon One & other experts

Posted by WhatDoIDo, 2 Replies
...I saw this question on another board and got curious. Does it matter if your HIV+ partner's vagina was extremely wet? I.e her vaginal secretions made their way from the cervical area where the HIV is mainly concentrated. Or Read more »

Lap Dances

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...during the dance I had my clothes on and she was naked. The thing that worries me is that at one point of time I could feel the vagina of the girl on the shaft of my penis through my jeans as she sat on me. It was only for a brief moment as she... Read more »