Vaginal Fluids And Open Cut In Penis Hiv Risk

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infection, you should take steps to prevent getting infected. People recently infected (within the past 2 or 3 months) are most likely to transmit HIV to others. This is when their viral load is the highest. In general, the risk of transmission is higher with higher viral loads. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV prevention, and refers you to other fact sheets for more details on specific topics. Sexual Activity You can avoid any...
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4th Try For Fluids and Cut Question

Dr BobI have asked you this question four times now, and I am pleading for your wisdom. Name your price if you answer this. Your the only doctor I am not embarrassed to ask.About three weeks ago, I cut my hand between my index finger and thumb...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...encourage folks to use the archives! Had you searched carefully, you too would have found questions very similar to yours!Your HIVrisk is potentially getting HIV-infected fluids into an open wound. This does indeed pose at least a theoretical... Read more »

Confusion about transmission of HIV

I have read that HIV can only be transmitted by introducing a LARGE dose of the virus directly into the bloodstream (i.e., through anal sex, by sharing needles in intravenous drug use, thru blood transfusion). It cannot be transmitted through...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...say, the vagina. There is plenty of evidence that women and men who have genital STD's (like herpes lesions) are at greater risk for infection than those who do not. This does not mean that the absence of STDs offers full protection from HIV... Read more »

Invisible cuts on fingers?

I was reading "Understanding and Preventing AIDS: A book for everyone" byChris Jennings (Available at this web-site) and it states: "Exposure to blood, either on the hands or inthe eyes and mouth, have been responsible for HIV infection among...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...or vaginal secretions wereto get into a fresh opencut on the skin, or into a mucous membrane (listedabove), there would be a risk of infection. The larger the cut/open sore,the greater the risk would be. Also, the greater the quantity of... Read more »

Is removing Removing the penis from the vagina.

I'm in a relationship with someone, and there have been times with did not use a condom. He just pulled his penis out of me, and we just press against one another until he has his organism. I want to know is that safe, because the condoms sometimes...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your questions. When we're talking about the levels of risk through intercourse (vaginal or anal), there is no one answer since several variables actually determine the true level of risk. 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...done to assess the risk ofHIV infection from specific types of exposure to HIV. These calculations only give a general idea of risk. They can tell you which activities carry a higher or lower risk. They cannot tell you if you have been infected.... 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 »
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