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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 spread, or transmitted, through unprotectedanal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharing injection drug equipment.Unprotected sex means sex in which no condoms or other barriers are used. Oral sex...
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Viral load in vaginal fluid

Hi,May I know what's the HIV viral load in vaginal fluid of an infected female? Is the viral load the same as number of infectious virus particles?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There are HIV virus particles in vaginal fluid of HIV infected women. The viral load measures total HIV RNA. Infectious virus is a much smaller fraction of total viral load. However there is infectious virus present in vaginal fluid. The viral load... Read more »

vaginal discharge

Have had NO period for months not pregnant, haveing yellowish watery smelly discharge from vagina. whats going on with me????...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello there-Sounds like you certainly could have an STD or other medical reason for discharge. My advice, have it checked by a real (non virtual) doctor. take care,LHW... Read more »

vaginal fluid after 30 minutes + masturbation, how risky?

Dr. Ryan Please answer me this question, for me is very important.I am an heterosexual male, 26 years old. I went to a Strip Club and touched the outside of he vigina of a Strip woman for about 10 seconds, after 30 minutes with the Vaginal Fluid...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is known, according to the CDC, to be sexually transmitted during anal, vaginal, and, less frequently, oral sex. Unless you are engaging in these sexual activities, you should not be worrying about the sexual transmission of HIV.RMK... Read more »

vaginal infection

sir, i have done all the tests related to HIV(elisa).result is reactive.symptoms are hairy leukoplakia and vaginal infection(painful pustules)and i am pregnant(7 months).taking zidovir tablets.what are the other drugs i can take & who are the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The minimum is to take AZT alone during the third trimester. The goal is to get your viral load to undetectable levels, where the risk of transmission is almost zero. You should be consulting with a physician who specializes in this area. I am not... Read more »
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vaginal oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im a 19 year old male who plans to have vaginal oral sex on a 39 year old woman in a few hours. What's the risk of contracting HIV. I have nu cuts whatsoever.

Oh and I plan to wear condoms when we have sex Read more »

Vaginal Fluid on Nipple

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Please help me. I recently received a lap dance from a stripper who had touched vagina and then her breast. Within a minute or two I briefly licked her nipple. I am scared to death that I might have contracted HIV this way. Actually, if I did, I... Read more »

Recurring Vaginal Thrush

Posted by Roper2008, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, I know I have had a negative test so I should be happy. But my Girlfriends recurring vaginal Thrush over the last 9 months has me in a state of panic. Add to that bouts of Diarrhoea, her Tongue looking the same as mine; White and... Read more »

Unprotected Vaginal Intercourse with a Stripper

Posted by rayk12345, 1 Reply
I had a 15-30 second vaginal intercourse with a stripper at a strip club...I was drunk and this is the only that happened..after that 15 seconds time I was scared and just left that place...I dont know about the HIV status of that lady but i feel... Read more »