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What Is The Risk Of Being Exposed To Hiv Through Pre Ejaculation

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...for an HIV-infected woman to pass the virus to her baby before or during childbirth or after birth through breastfeeding or by prechewing food for her infant. In the United States, it is also possible to acquire HIV through exposure to infected blood, transfusions of infected blood, blood products, or organ transplantation, though this risk is extremely remote due to rigorous testing of the U.S. blood supply and donated organs. For more...
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Multiple hiv+ exposures - part 2

Hi again Dr Bob, below is my question and answer from February. (feel free to cut and paste as necessary). My Mar 8th test came back negative too. What is now confusing me is that my ex-partner insists that it is impossible for him to orgasm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Steve,Well, there is a medical condition called retrograde ejaculation in which the ejaculate is pushed back into the bladder rather than out through the urethra. This can be caused by a variety of Read more »

risk?

My question is about a possible infection. I am negative, my boyfriend is hiv +. We have, and have only had safe sex, ( he's the top ). The last time we had sex, when he pulled out, ( he never ejaculates in me) the condom came off inside me. He did...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...test at the three-month mark. It will undoubtedly be negative. I certainly would not recommend PEP for such a minimal potential exposure.Dr. Bob Read more »

How effective is post-exposure prophylaxis?

What if there is a risk of expoure, the likelihood to be cured by the cocktail if taken within the first 24 hours, before it is penetrating the lymph glands? Is it close to 100%. What are the rates of sucess reported in the studies? I did read the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...or known to be at very high risk for HIV. For example PEP would generally be recommended for a deep needle stick injury with exposure to the blood of a known HIV positive patient immediately after the needle was used. Although the use of PEP... Read more »

Oral sex risk with no cuts

Hi, What is the chance of catching HIV from performing felatio once on a person without protection, if he did not ejaculate and if their were no cuts or abrasions on or in the mouth? Thank you!
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...greater if the man ejaculated inthe mouth. So rather than saying high risk vs. low risk, it's actually aspectrum of risk. NO EXPOSURE TO PRE-CUM OR SEMEN: very low/no risk as far as HIV isconcerned.EXPOSURE TO PRE-CUM ONLY: low risk (but still... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...documented cases where it appears that HIV was transmitted orally. These cases are all attributed to ejaculation in the mouth (i.e., exposure to semen, not exposure to vaginal fluid or pre-seminal fluid). Receiving oral sex is not risky because... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions (I)

...if the man ejaculated in your mouth. So rather than saying high risk vs. low risk, it's actually a spectrum of risk. No exposure to pre-cum or semen: No risk as far as HIV is concerned. Exposure to pre-cum only: Low risk (but still... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Separating Myths From Facts

...is only half right. Receiving oral sex (which would expose you only to saliva) is very low risk for HIV. But giving oral sex (exposure to pre-cum, semen, vaginal secretions or menstrual blood) is risky for HIV. The more of these body fluids... Read more »
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Possible exposure and ARS symptoms questions

Posted by dot1974, 1 Reply
...possible pre-cum as a risk. I got a little freaked out about the occurance, so went to the doctor the next day, and he said my risk of HIV transmission was low to moderate, based on my being the receptive partner. He prescribed NPEP - Truvada... Read more »

Risk factor?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...catch HIV if you have vaginal sex with a man without a condom, but he doesn't ejaculate inside you? (there might have been some pre-cum) Read more »

low risk exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...as well as semen or just through semen? I had unprotected penetration but he didn't ejaculate inside of me. Is this low risk exposure? I tested neg after 6 weeks, awaiting 3 month results... I'm really scared right now..very afraid this test will... Read more »

How potent is pre cum?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Had a few oral encounters over the last year, none of them have cum in my mouth if cum at all. However, I was wondering if pre cum is just as potent as blood and semen? Read more »