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Are The Majority Of Worldwide Hiv Infections Heterosexual

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Ask the Experts

Where does HIV have to travel in order for a heterosexual male to get infected?

Dr. Bob,If a heterosexual male was having unprotected sex with a female, where does HIV have to travel for that person to become infected? Barring any cuts or scrapes in the genital or groin area, does it have to just get inside the opening at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from an HIV positive female via unprotected vaginal sex! It's all relative. Remember, worldwide HIV is predominantly spread by heterosexual contact. There are 34,000,000 of us infected. The vast majority of males living with HIV worldwide were... Read more »

AIDS biggest killer of men in SF

Hey Dr. Bob, thanks so much for all of your wonderful help and support. I just read over the... Read more »

how can a woman infect a man

I know that it's a low risk for an HIV+ woman to pass the virus to an HIV- heterosexual man. My... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Data on HIV Infection in Women Expands

...presented at ICAAC underscored a need for further study of the interrelation between HIV and STDs. Because behaviors that lead to HIV infection are generally the same ones that lead to other sexually transmitted diseases, the diagnosis of an STD... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heterosexual Transmission of HIV -- 29 States, 1999-2002

...immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections result from heterosexual transmission. 1 To characterize heterosexual transmission of HIV infections in the United States, CDC analyzed data for 1999-2002 from the 29 states * that have met CDC... Read more »

HIV and Gay Men: A Global Concern

...prevention targeted at MSM. Internationally, HIV among MSM is also of great concern. UNAIDS reports that 5 to 10% of all HIV infections worldwide occur among MSM. Though heterosexual sex accounts for the majority of HIV infections worldwide,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? What Other Health Problems Are Common? Mental Problems The Read more »
Connect With Others

Terrified in London

Posted by James09, 2 Replies
...Hey all Ok folks heres my exposure, and to be honest ive had a nightmare of a year in terms of worry about HIV infection, for you all to know im a 31 year old british hetrosexual man living in London (Yes im cockney, ya know what I mean), United Read more »

HIV Prevention-Our Voices ARE Necessary

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...heterosexuals worldwide. Seventy five percent of the world population infected with HIV is heterosexual. Fifty percent of all HIV infections are in women. There has been insufficient time or attention given to the dispersal of proper information... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...research or prevention. Some AIDS counselors worry that the campaign could further stigmatize the disease, making women and heterosexual men less likely to come forward. So much attention is being paid to minority women and others who are at... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...willfully, knowingly had the virus self-inflicted. Do they really deserve any care or compassion? I don't mean to underrate HIV disease. A disease is a disease and it always feels bad if someone is suffering from such a horrible one. But if it... Read more »