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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infected by drinking an infected woman's breast milk. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on pregnancy. How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? Unless you are 100% sure that you and the people you are with do not have 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...
Ask the Experts

Condom broke during anal sex

Hello Dr. Conway.Please help me out of this situation. I had insertive anal intercourse. In the beginning it was protected but then the condom broke. The problem is that I didn't notice that and so I don't know how long it was unprotected. I went to...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...would also recommend that you undergo testing immediately if you have flu-like or other significant symptoms that suggest acute HIV infection. Read more »

HIV/BROKEN CONDOM

I recently had PROTECTED sex with another male. I was on the receiving end and prior to sexual intercourse, I asked him his status. He told me he didn't have any diseases. In the middle of intercourse, the condom broke, I'm not sure which part...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Receptive anal intercourse is the most risky behavior there is for transmission of HIV infection. The risk without a condom being used may be as high as 3% (if your partner was infected)...If the condom broke at any stage Read more »

Insertive Anal intercourse

About 3.5 weeks ago I had performed anal sex on someone who I now have learned may be HIV positive. The condom broke and to make matters worse I had a small raw area on my penis. I wondered if you could tell me about the risk of getting HIV from...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...transmission in your case, but the odds are against it. Several factors need to be met for transmission to occur. For you to be at risk for infection, HIV infected fluids (blood) would have to come into contact with your mucous membranes (the... Read more »

Hetero Sex-Condom Broke

I was having vaginal and anal intercourse using a condom. The condom broke. He did not ejaculate. What is the probability that I could have contracted any diseases,especially HIV or become pregnant? I am very worried.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...fluids (semen in this case), there is a chance for infection. While ejaculation inside your body most likely increases your risk for infection, exposure to pre-ejaculate (the small amount of fluid that is emitted from the tip of the penis during... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...Please see Fact Sheet 611 for more information on pregnancy and HIV. What Do Women Need to Know? Women are at risk for HIV infection. Many women think AIDS is a disease of gay men. But women get HIV from heterosexual sex and from... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Oral Sex? What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? The Bottom Line What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? Most people know how HIV is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Reduces Men's HIV Infection Risk by 65%, Data Re-Evaluation Says

... Routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex by 65%, according to final data from two NIH -funded studies conducted in Kenya and Uganda published Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Oral Antiretroviral Reduces HIV Infection Risk in MSM by 44%, Study Finds

...want to start using the strategy now," according to the newspaper (Stein, 11/23). "In some developing countries where HIV infections are so widespread that they've become a major burden on the economy and the health care system, a... Read more »
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Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...Bush is not in touch with what works and what doesn't. He fails to understand the importance of promoting condom use to prevent HIV infections from occurring. Condoms have been used successfully to prevent HIV infections from the time, when HIV... Read more »

RISK HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had protected anal sex for about 2 min. with no ejaculation. After that I masterbated him and did get cum on my hand. I don't have any cuts and Read more »

Condom Broke Anyone?

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
...anyone heard of someone getting infected from a single incident where the condom broke and you were the receptive partner in anal? I know it can happen, but is it something that happens alot? I need some perspective, I know it is a risk and I... Read more »