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Gay, lesbian and bisexual expert
Hi Worried and thanks for posting.
HIV is spread by the body fluids of someone who is HIV positive, most notably semen and blood - the two fluids that can contain a very high concentration of the virus. In addition to always using condoms and water-based lube for anal sex, prevent someone else's semen or blood entering you body. For example, semen in your eye poses a risk, as does semen or blood on any broken skin that would allow the virus to get into your body. Cuts, sores, blisters and scratches that heven't healed are examples. If you want to know whether the skin on your hands is cut, apply a few drops of lemon juice or vinegar - if it burns you'll know the skin is broken. You should also avoid someone ejaculating in your mouth - there could be small sores or cuts that the virus could pass through. I hope this helps - if not, please post again.
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