Used Precum For Lubrication Hiv Risk

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...common mode of transmission than other sexual behaviors (anal and vaginal sex). There have been a few cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex...
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Semen as Lubricant?

I have been HIV positive since 1995, I have tried to keep myself well informed and up to date with treatments. However, recently I met this guy, and we have been seeing each other for about a month. He "seems" to be HIV-, this is based on the kind...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
...Please submit this question to The Body's Safe Sex and HIV Prevention ForumBy the way, a word of advice to you and all who read this forum. One should never make "assumptions" about anyone's Read more »

Barebacking HIV+/HIV- couple

I am in a relationship with a HIV+ man. I am a HIV- man. I have latex allergies and his viral load is none detected. Because of my allergic reaction to latex condoms we have been barebacking each other without cumming inside of each other. I have...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...probably contribute to allergic reactions more than the latex does; spermicides have been implicated in studies as increasing the risk ofHIV transmission. You also may want to speak with your doctor about the allergic reaction to gain a better... Read more »


which risk is higher, having receptive anal sex with a gay man, or having insertive vaginal sex with a woman?
Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Response from Calvin Spinks. M.A.

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
...that very important question and I hear it all the time. Well, it's not who you are, but what you do that put you at risk for HIV and STD's. Gender isn't the defining criteria in this case!! That's why I categorize both behaviors as higher risk... Read more »


Are water/soluble lubricants (i.e Ky Jelly) considered further protection in addition to condoms?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...effectiveness of latex condoms. Water-based lubrication can reduce friction during sexual intercourse which could decrease the risk of tearing or breakage to the condom. Lubrication may also decrease the risk of microscopic tearing or... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...body by having the man pull out before cumming. Oral Sex A number of studies have demonstrated a low but definite level of risk associated with oral sex. To make it safer, use latex condoms for oral sex on a man. If you perform oral sex... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV to HIV. Getting tested for STDs regularly and getting treatment promptly if you have an STD will also help reduce your risk ofHIV infection if you are exposed to HIV. Read more »
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