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Path of Transmission
Jul 13, 2006

Hey there. First of all I'd like to commend you for the excellent job you've been doing to help people understand this pandemic and the contributions you've done through your foundation to those who needs it the most.

Now here's the question:

During vaginal sex (from a female positive to a male negative), how does the virus find its way from the female uterus to the male's blood stream? Does the virus enter the penis' opening and travel the length of the erect penis to the bladder and from there to the blood stream or does it find a shortcut somewhere in the male urethra and directly slips in the body?

Hope you can answer this question. Again, good job and I hope we can find a way to beat this disease in the next few years or so. It's been wrecking havoc to sex life everywhere!

Response from Dr. Frascino

This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there using the same title and add the phrase, "resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum." Thank you.

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