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What Four Major Body Fluids Transmit Hiv?

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HIV Transmission

How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on...
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3 Body fluids through HIV is known to be transmitted

What are three body fluids through which HIV is known to be transmitted?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
blood, semen, vaginal/cervical secretions... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted from body fluids (including blood) splash

Hello. I am a nurse in the CV-ICU (cardiovascular ICU) and a few days ago we had an HIV positive patient who underwent CABG. CABG is quite bloody and the patient had chest tubes attached to him. I was in charge of another patient in the unit but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Can pre ejaculatory fluid transmit HIV?

I recently performed oral sex on my ex boyfriend who was sexually active with another woman. The girl claims to be "clean" and disease free but I can't be too sure. The two had unprotected sex. Although I did perform oral sex, he...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible that HIV could be transmitted through pre-ejaculatory fluid (the small amount of fluid that comes out of the penis during sexual contact before ejaculation). HIV can be isolated in pre-ejaculate and there is evidence that individuals... Read more »

Very confused about contact with infected body fluids

Dear Dr Bob,I recently sent you a question regarding pre-ejaculate saturated underwear. I am a woman, and while receiving a massage, i felt the man's penis press against my underwear (my skirt was rolled up to just under my buttocks. When I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Latex or polyurethane condoms can prevent HIV transmission if used properly and if they don't fail (break).Spermicides and microbicides do not stop or prevent HIV. In fact a previous popular spermicide, Nonoxynol-9, actually increased the... Read more »
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body fluid touched the skin without intercourse

Posted by mona811
can anyone tell me that if body fluid has touched the skin without intercoursing can person be effected with hiv Read more »

touch the body fluid?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Last weekend, we had a party at my home with some friends (I knowing or I unknowing). After the party, I cleaned the house and the bathroom. There was some stain (not sure blood or urine or some other stuff) on one toilet. I cleaned it and touched... Read more »

how much hiv in vaginal fluids

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Answer: A small amount or none. The small amount can/could be risky. There is really no documentation on transmission from female to male. There IS documentation on a few men who have had post-coital female blood infect them via intercourse. I... Read more »

Four weeks left to go

Posted by Sprite1, 3 Replies
No screaming anguish this time, I promise. Sorry.

It's now four weeks to go for the 'make or break' test. Weighing up all the odds statistically, I'll be fine... looking at my symptoms, and, heart-breakingly, those of my partner, I'm not remotely... Read more »