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HIV Rates Of Transmission For Women

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer, Stronger HIV Drug Regimen for Breastfeeding Women Cuts Mother-to-Child Transmission Rate, Study Finds

"HIV infection rates among babies are significantly cut when mothers are given prolonged ARV treatment during breastfeeding," according to findings released at the International AIDS Society conference in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday,... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hormonal Contraception: HIV Transmission and Progression Rates

Hormonal contraception (HC) is used widely -- an estimated 14 million women in sub-Saharan Africa use either injectable or oral hormonal contraception -- yet the impact on HIV remains unresolved despite twenty years of research. Two oral... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Adding Nevirapine to HIV Regimen Halves Newborn Transmission Rate

Adding the drug nevirapine to the regimen given to newborns of women diagnosed with HIV shortly before or during labor halves the newborns' risk of contracting the virus, according to findings by a National Institutes of Health research network.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

women to men transmission rate

I know what they said in 2008, but in 2011 I have head that transmission rate from woman to man, when the woman is on antivirals and have an undectible viral load the transmission rate is nill. I would like feedback...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission, but it doesn't eliminate it. It's worth noting that plasma viral load may transiently increase unexpectedly for a wide variety... Read more »

Women's Risk of transmission.....

Hello, I looked for my question but couldn't find it anywhere, so here goes. I am a HIV+ woman with undetectable VL below 50, CD in the 700's. My question is what is the actual risk of me transmitting the virus to my neg partner. What...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Recent reports out of the XIII International AIDS Conference in South Africa give some information on viral load and it's role in sexual transmission. Studies of mixed-status heterosexual couples (serodiscordant) in Uganda showed that when... Read more »

women to man transmission answered . Is that guy an alien from another planet like mars.

Dear bob I read the forum every day. What is up with the dude that says women to man hiv transmission in developed countries does not happen. Is he an alien from another planet. Hiv carries high concentration of the virus in cervical cavity of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Thanks for writing.The guy who continues to claim woman-to-man HIV transmission cannot happen is not from Mars! As it turns out, Martians (as well as all creatures in our solar system) know at least the very basic facts about HIV transmission! So,... Read more »

HIV Transmission rate

Hello DR. Fawcett, I wanted to get your opinion on what are my actual risks for infection may be? I have been with my boyfriend for two years now. I myself am a gay male and I have been tested for HIV several times before and I am always panicking...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Thanks for writing in. The incident of unprotected anal sex was higher risk, but you tested negative for that encounter. The risk of HIV transmission was low during the other hookups. Oral sex is not an effective route of transmission for... Read more »
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Oral Transmission rate?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was the giver of oral stimulation to a dancer at a club, are there any statitics of transmission rate for oral being the giver then the reciever. whats a good day to test, 25 days, 45 days or just a 90 day? Thanks in advance

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Information on transmission from women to men

Posted by Anonymous
I am in a new relationship. I have been HIV+ since 1986 and have not allowed myself to even think there could be a man to accept this. Now I have met someone but he is scared and has no one to talk to - where can I send him to have a man who is in... Read more »

chances of HIV transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi everyone, i was wondering what are the chances of contracting the HIV virus having unprotected sex with someone who has it? for example, i don't understand how magic johnson have the virus and cookie (the wife) who became pregnant doesn't have... Read more »

are women more riskier to have HIV than men?

Posted by mick, 2 Replies
i just want to ask a question regarding HIV transmission, who is more riskier in acquiring HIV, men or women? Read more »