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Are The Majority Of Worldwide Hiv Infections Heterosexual

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iprexnews.com

Two Major Studies Prove HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Works in Heterosexual Women and Men; Build on iPrEx Data Showing PrEP Reduces HIV Infections in Men Who Have Sex With Men

The following statement was released by iPrEx Protocol Chair Robert Grant, MD, MPH of the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California at San Francisco. "Today's news from the Partners PrEP and CDC Botswana (TDF2) studies detailing the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Trial and Another Major Study Find PrEP Can Reduce Risk of HIV Infection Among Heterosexuals

A new CDC study called the TDF2 study, along with a separate trial released today, provide the first evidence that a daily oral dose of antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection can reduce HIV acquisition among uninfected individuals exposed... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Majority of Men Worldwide Need More Information, Services to Prevent HIV, STDs, Unplanned Pregnancies, Report Says

The majority of men worldwide, especially men in developing nations, lack the information and services needed to protect themselves and their sexual partners from unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, according to... Read more »
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
Hi M,HIV can permeate across mucous membranes. The urethra, pee hole, is lined with a mucous membrane. Hence, HIV merely needs to have access to that opening to potentially cause an infection. It really doesn't have to "travel!"By the... Read more »

Heterosexual AIDS a myth?

I have a question about heterosexual AIDS transmission... 1) back in 1982 at the outset of the disease, about 95% of cases were found in individuals falling into one of four risk groups (gay men, intrav. drug users, hemopheliacs, blood...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.You bring up a number of issues here. First of all, remember that when welook at risk factors for AIDS cases, these statistics tell us how people wereinfected an average of 10 years ago. That's because the... Read more »

Questions from a Male Heterosexual "circulating (recombinant forms, CRF A/E, HIV subtypes)

I am a male heterosexual with multiple partners. These women vary in sexual histories, with some of their sexual histories being very limited but others being extremely extensive. Some are American and other are from various countries abroad. None...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Male Heterosexual,1.PCR testing is not recommended for HIV diagnostic screening, due to the rate of false positives, other technical considerations and cost. Besides, quarantining your partner for 12 days is a bit impractical, doncha'... Read more »

HEMOPHILIA AND HIV INFECTION IN ABSOLUTELY HETEROSEXUAL MAN

DEAR DOC. I AM STRICTLY HETEROSEXUAL MAN OF 43 YEARS OLD, I WAS DETECTED HIV + 2 WEEKS AGO IN A ROUTINE EXAMINATION BEFORE MARRIED, I AM AFRAID TO HAVE CONTRACTED HIV VIRUS IN 1999 HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX WITH A FEMALE DOCTOR, SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Her history might have put her at risk for HIV infection and in turn that is how you got infected.MH... Read more »
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Heterosexual Male Infections

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
I keep reading that is hard for a woman to give HIV to a man. If that is the case, how do heterosexual non-drug using men get infected then? They have to be infected by a woman at some point. Read more »

Infected Heterosexual Women

Posted by Anonymous
I am the sister of a man that has full blown AIDS. Since his diagnosis, I have left corporate america to work for a non-profit organization that provides transitional housing, mental health, and substance abuse services to indigent people living... Read more »

For the Heterosexual worried well

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies



Researchers ID Risk Factors for Heterosexual HIV Transmission
In the nation's largest and longest study of heterosexual HIV transmission, UCSF researchers found transmission rates remain extremely low. Those rates, they said, could be even lower by... Read more »

Fear of HIV Infection is a major disease

Posted by GaryNPA, 3 Replies
I have been posting on this board in an attempt to help folks for a long time now. Person after person after person has a low risk exposure, experiences guilt and anxiety - then loses sleep and runs down their body - and then gets ill all over... Read more »