Receptive Vaginal Sex
Mar 13, 2006
Hi Dr. Bob! I am sure you have addressed this issue, but please consider another similar question. As the receptive female partner with a male of unknown status, what is the likliehood of transmission of penile-vaginal sex with no ejaculation? I, like so many others, am in a state of severe stress and worry and, of course, see every symptom possible related to ARS/HIV. Thanks so much, Vicki from the East Bay (kind of your neighbor)
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello East Bay Vicki,
The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected receptive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 10 per 10,000 exposures. Your estimated risk would be less, as ejaculation did not occur. Also, since the serostatus of your partner is unknown, again, the estimated risk would decrease even further. There are no specific statistical risk numbers for these types of situations. The bottom line is that if you've placed yourself at risk for HIV, you'll need to be tested at the three-month mark, whether or not you are symptom free or have "every symptom possible."
I'll send my best good-luck karma over on the next BART train. You can pick it up at the MacArthur Street Station, OK?
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- I Have Severe Symptoms Of Acute Hiv Infection After 4 Weeks
- What Kind Of Skin Rash Is Associated With Hiv?
- Primary Hiv Rash Characteristics
- Cases Of Wife Contracting Hiv After Husband Had Visited A Prostitute
- Can You Still Have Children If You're Hiv Positive?
- Is It Almost Impossible For A Man To Get Hiv From A Woman?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.