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What Non Sexual Ways Can Herpes Be Spread

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Safer Sex Guidelines

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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HIV Spread in New Ways

Hi RyanI know it's unlikely that any adult could get infected by sucking on a woman's breast, who is not pregnant or has a newborn child, but why do I have folliculitis and jock itch? My sucking on a high risk woman's breast on a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Folliculitis and jock itch have no correlation to HIV transmission and infection. Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle that can have a number of causes, but not HIV. Jock itch is usually caused by a fungus which can be spread by... Read more »

How fast can herpes spread?

I had sex with my boyfriend recently and he was a virgin. I am not but have herpes and haven't told him yet. Its been about two days and he says he has a hemroid on his ass but Im afraid I could have spread this to him, does it happen that...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:It is possible, but highly unlikely that he would be experiencing a outbreak within two days. In addition, the primary outbreak of Herpes is usually the worst for most people and is commonly accompanied by muscle aches, headache, fatigue,... Read more »

HIV transmission non sexual

My question is this. Can you get HIV if a bartender cuts themself while cutting a lime to put in your drink? If there is blood on the lime? I didnt see any but am unsure if you can even get HIV this way. Also I got a new bottle of vitamins which...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Transmission of HIV would not occur in either of these situations. HIV does not live well outside of the body. In both cases, any HIV that was present would have started to die the moment it left the body. Also, for transmission to occur,... 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 »
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Hiv from unsanitary lotion in non sexual massage

Posted by jackieole, 2 Replies
Hello. Can you catch Hiv from a non sexual massage. I went into a fairly nice spa and had a half hour massage. I noticed the lady (who was very nice) was using a jar of cream.. not a pumop bottle. I have had anxiety issues in the past and i noticed... Read more »

HSV-2 WAYS OF INFECTION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Are there any facts about how HSV-2 is transmitted?

I have read that it can be contracted from genital to genital, and from genital to mouth - But what if I receive oral from a girl... Can she pass HSV2 from her mouth to my genitals?
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KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS?

wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO?

QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY GET... Read more »

Let's Stop Spreading the Disease

Posted by Anonymous
I've read in a few post where people said that if a person doesn't ask about your status there is no need to tell them. On top of that, if they don't ask for a condom don't worry about. Some men even lie about their status for a quick roll in the... Read more »