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AIDS Infection Risk Unprotected Vaginal Sex

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Risk of infection

I am an HIV+ female, my partner is HIV-. My CD4-Count is 465 and I have been undetectable for 3 years. My partner and I have had unprotected sex on several occassions. One time while we were having sex I started bleeding, more like spotting that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The risk for female to male transmission of HIV after unprotected vaginal intercourse when the female in on ART with undetectable HIV levels overall is low ( Read more »

HIV and HCV raises infection risk??

if i used condoms for both oral and vaginal sex and partner had both hep c and HIV are the odds of... Read more »

HIV Infection Risks??

Please comment on some issues that I am concerned about. What is the risk ofHIV infection thru... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010: Study Finds Microbicide Containing HIV Drug Lowers Infection Risk in Women By 39%

...the study reflects the combined effect of many variables, only one of them the action of tenofovir, which penetrates into the vaginal tissue, protecting the cells that HIV targets for infection. Other variables include the prevalence of HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than these... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Risk Behaviors in Unregistered Sex Workers in Dakar, Senegal

...was to design specific public health interventions for this population. The investigators collected blood, endocervical and vaginal samples from the women, who had a median age of 29 years. Sixty-four women (14.6 percent) were under legal age,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study Says

... HIV-positive men undergoing circumcision might be more likely to transmit the virus to their female partners if they have sex before the circumcision wounds have healed, according to preliminary results from a study being conducted in Uganda and... Read more »
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Regarding Risk of Infection

Posted by anonimus, 1 Reply
...very good this past weeks (a little of diarrea and queasy). When I had sex I was using a condom and only had insertive penile-vaginal intercourse and she gave gave me oral sex, at first with condom, and then she took off my condom and continued... Read more »

hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ok a few hours ago i had a bleeding bit at the skin on the bottomcorner of my index finger so i went and got a bandaid. i had just washed the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there... Read more »

Serious chance of being infected?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello, Ive been killing myself over the past week due to a drunken night out on holiday, where I had vaginal sex with an african prostitute. The sexual encounter was protected with a condom until it split half way through. I came into Read more »

Advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it possible to catch the HIV virus from your fingers/penis coming into contact with vaginal fluid whilst removing a condom? Say if you had small cuts on your fingers like you would get if you bit your nails? or if the Read more »