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What Are The Chances Of Spreading Herpes

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Stick to your limits. Don't let alcohol or drugs or an attractive partner make you forget to protect yourself. The Bottom Line HIV infection can occur during sexual activity. Sex is safe only if there is no HIV, no blood or sexual fluids, or no way for HIV to get into the body. You can reduce the risk of infection if you avoid unsafe activities or if you use barriers like condoms. Decide on your limits and stick to them.
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What is the percentage of chance that HIV coud be spread through sharing smoking pipes/nasal tooters

I have been looking for recent, accurate information regarding the likelihood of HIV being transmitted from one person to another via shared smoking pipes and/or nasal tooters. Could you please provide me with the percentages of chance, and more...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Here's the thing: you're not finding information about this kind of transmission because it really doesn't happen.For someone to get HIV, there needs to be a body fluid with HIV (blood, semen, breast milk, or... Read more »

Chances of getting genital herpes from cunningiligus, analingus and fingering

Hello Doctor Frascino, I would first like to truly applaud you for everything you have done for so many people and their lives with your knowledge and kind heart. What you do is priceless.I am an 18 year old male who recently went to spain for a...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Having unprotected sex with anyone puts you at risk, no matter if it is with a prostitute or someone you know. From what you have described my best recommendation to you is that you get in to see your doctor for a full STI (Sexually... Read more »

Can I spread Herpes to another site?

I was told that you can spread herpes by scratching or touching a cut after touching/scratching a herpes vessicle. Is this true? If so, does the virus recur in the new site also.Thanks...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) types I and II most commonly infect specific areas of the body: genitals, anus/rectum, buttocks and upper thighs, and mouth. It is also possible to transmit herpes to a person's eye. Other than that, it is highly... Read more »

Can you receive a blow job w/o spreading herpes??

During the time of no outbreak is it possible to not spread the disease to my girlfriend?? Because she's always trying to give me head but I always pull her up and tell her no. So can I allow this to happen??...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Herpes virus can indeed be transmitted even when no symptoms are present.Dr. Bob... Read more »
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herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i know genital herpes puts you at a higher risk for contracting HIV, but is this only if sores are present? in other words, if i have genital herpes, but sores are not present, am i still at a greater risk than someone who does not have herpes?... Read more »

chances of getin hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
a question for the experts....
would it be same to say that most people are at risk of catchin the numerous other STD's out there before they get HIV? Read more »

Chances of HIV infection

Posted by BrianJW, 1 Reply
I was obviously not very responsible in a recent sexual encounter and need advise on my chances of HIV infection. It was a routine encounter in a bar that ended in unprotected oral and vaginal sex (no anal). She seemed to be in a low risk group... Read more »

what are the chances

Posted by fearfulbear, 5 Replies
I have had med risk about 6 months ago. Had a Oraquick saliva test done at 90 days neg, than had an Oraquick fingerstick at 6 months , again neg, what are the chances that these can be false neg, as i have been sick with symptoms for 3 months. Thank... Read more »