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What Is The Risk Of Precum

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Risk from precum outside the condom - Asking for 7th time, please answer me!

A while back I had vaginal sex with a guy and there may have been precum on the outside of the condom.I have read that once the virus is exposed to air it becomes inactive and unable to infect. Is this true? Does it instantly become inactive? Or am...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-HIV doesn't survive well in the environment but the exact time it takes to die isn't exact, especially if it is contained in precum fluid. If you were exposed to precum during vaginal sex I would recommend testing. Take care,LHW... Read more »

Frottage risk with precum on anus

Doctor,Donation on its way, and I am petrified. I'm a female and last night I was fooling... Read more »

Shaving cuts and risk from precum

I'm a guy and I recently performed oral sex on a man - it was brief, lasted maybe 2-3 minutes... Read more »
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San Francisco General Hospital

What to Tell Your Patients About Safer Sex and Condom Use

Without a thorough risk assessment, many people at risk for HIV infection will go unrecognized by healthcare providers (1 ). The process of assessing a particular individual's risk of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus gives... Read more »
The Well Project

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

Table of Contents Introduction Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself Introduction The chances of HIV being passed from one person to another depend on thetype of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
Random House, Inc.

"Sex Acts and Facts: The Risks"

A Hierarchy of Risks Receptive Anal Intercourse (Getting Fucked) Listen to men talk about how they got infected with HIV if it happened recently, and it's often portrayed as a fluke: "The condom broke," "We had oral sex," "He put it in for a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

Safer Sex Why Practice Safer Sex? Pregnancy Guidelines Why Latex? Safe Sex Guidelines Lubricant Condoms & Other Safer Sex Devices Types of Condoms ... Read more »
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Unsure about the risk level & precum! :/

Posted by ColorBee12, 1 Reply
I recently was engaging in foreplay with a friend and all is good until I decided to lick up his shaft and suck on the shaft and side of his dick.. his dick felt dry and had been exposed to air for at least 10 minutes.. however I do know that he had... Read more »

Risk of insertive oral with no precum?

Posted by banjeebwoi, 1 Reply
Hi apologies for making another thread, but this is something that's been worrying me greatly. I gave unprotected oral sex to a man very briefly, for about 10-15 seconds, and there was no precum. Neither him or I had any cuts on our mouths/genitals. Read more »

Can you get HIV if precum/semen gets into your nose?

Posted by thatdude2009, 1 Reply
Hi. So I think I have put myself at a high risk situation. I read a similar post on here In the forums but it doesn't really answer the question.

Can you catch HIV if precum/semen gets in your nose? I've seen health websites mention if it gets in... Read more »

Pre-cum??

Posted by madguy813, 2 Replies
I need some help guys. I went home with a gay couple on February 15, 2002. We had sex which was all very low risk, from what I understand. They both performed oral sex on me and they both entered me with a condom. But before, all of that, when... Read more »