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HIV Risk Of Having Sex During Period

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The Well Project

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

...through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is not the onlysexual activity for most people, it is also difficult to single out oral sex asthe definite way...
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menstrucation

If a women is HIV + is it higher risk to have sex during her period. Why is that never mentioned.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.I'm not sure why this isn't mentioned as much as it should, but you're correct.Thanks for pointing this out.BY Read more »

RIsk of HIV transmision amsterdam sex worker

hi,I would be really appreciate an answer to this question regarding sex with an Amsterdam sex worker. ok, here is my story. Roughly seven months ago I had received Oral and had vaginal intercourse with a sex worker in the red light...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...argument's sake, if you did have unprotected insertive vaginal sex and if your red-light lady was HIV positive, the estimated per-act risk of acquiring HIV would be 5 per 10,000 exposures.2.Being intoxicated doesn't increase the actual risk of... Read more »

Oral Sex on a female prostitute and risk.

What is the risk of getting HIV from a Woman Prostitute, if you perform oral sex on her one time? Let's say she was not on her period, and I had no open sores in my mouth.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There is no convincing evidence that HIV has been spread to a person performing oral sex on a woman when no blood or STDs were present. Performing oral sex on a man is considered to be a greater risk for infection Read more »

Performing oral sex and menstruation

Hi, thanks for your column... I gave oral sex to a woman and then we had protected vaginal sex. It turned out that she had her period just after we finished. The condom was unbroken and there was no blood there, and I did not taste anything like...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...mouth.It is also important to take into account your partner's risk for infection with HIV. If she is not infected, there is no risk of transmission.RMK Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence and Correlates of Sexual Behavior and Risk Management Among HIV-Positive Adults Over 50

...there was no difference by physical health status, sexually active participants were more likely to be younger and male. A range of risk-management strategies was reported, including 100 percent condom use (49 percent of sexually active... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reducing HIV Risk Behavior of Men Who Have Sex With Men Through Persuasive Computing: Results of the Men's INTernet Study-II

... In the United States and similar countries, men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be the group at highest risk of HIV/AIDS. "As the Internet becomes popular for seeking sex, online interventions to reduce sexual risk are critical," noted... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Prevalence, Risk Behaviors, and High-Risk Sexual and Injection Networks Among Young Women Injectors Who Have Sex With Women

...percent reported having been homeless in the prior six months, and 28 percent reported having received money for sex during this period. WSW IDUs were more likely to have been recently homeless, to have ever been institutionalized in a mental... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...effect. In fact, women with a CD4 countabove 250 are warned against starting a regimen with Viramune (nevirapine)because of the risk of dangerous liver problems. Body shape changes: Some studies have found that HIV+ women experiencedifferent... Read more »
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condon broke... what are the risk?

Posted by caliztony, 3 Replies
...I am HIV+ , my boyfriend is HIV(-) We use protection all the time, couple of weeks ago the condon broke while I was being the top and Read more »

11 weeks 2 days from my low risk intercouse.

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...I want to tell my history. I had 2 relations of risk, well I believe that the risk is a low risk but certainly is a risk. First situation was in 28 the February of this year with Read more »

Sex with Professional sex worker

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...negative at 5 months via Elisa (sent to a quest labs by my pcp). I've had 1000's of symptoms and was wondering if this could be hiv??? any thoughts? Read more »

vaginal oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Im a 19 year old male who plans to have vaginal oral sex on a 39 year old woman in a few hours. What's the risk of contracting HIV. I have nu cuts whatsoever. Oh and I plan to wear condoms when we have sex Read more »