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Can A Heterosexual Man Catch Hiv From A Woman

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...needles. Many women with HIV do not know how they got infected. This suggests that one or more of their male partners are infected. During sex, HIV is transmitted from men to women about twice as easily as from women to men. A woman's risk of infection is highest with anal intercourse, or if she has a vaginal infection. The risk of infection is higher if her male sex partner is or was an injection drug user, has other sex partners, has had...
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it takes only one time (HETEROSEXUAL TRANSMISSION) (HIV TRANSMISSION AFTER ONE EXPOSURE)

This is a comment on one of the readers questions asking if you can get hiv by penetrating a woman who has hiv just ONE time when not wearing a condom, in other words not practising safe sex. One time. Yes you can, I did it one time and got it I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thank you for writing in and sharing your story. It's amazing how many heterosexual guys do not believe they are at risk for HIV. Obviously our HIV awareness and prevention programs under the sex-phobic Bush Administration 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 Read more »

hiv heterosexual transmission

Is HIV transmitted from a male to female partner during intercourse, only when there are lesions or tears within the woman's vagina? Would this be the only way for the virus to actually enter into the woman's bloodstream, thereby infecting her?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...While HIV transmission is probably more efficient when lesions are present, it can also occur when overt lesions are not present. 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
...AIDS cases are increasingdramatically. So although there has not been a dramatic increase in the numbers of AIDScases among heterosexuals, there has been a slow but steady increase over theyears. And remember, risk factors for AIDS patients... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In New York City, Unsafe Sex More Likely Among HIV-Infected Women Than HIV-Infected Gay or Heterosexual Men

...presented Wednesday at the 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston reports that HIV-positive women in the city are more likely to have unprotected sex than infected gay or heterosexual men. The anonymous... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report: Women's HIV Risk From Heterosexual Sex Rises in Massachusetts

...Heterosexual sex has passed intravenous drug use as the primary way women in Massachusetts are being infected with HIV, according to a state Department of Public Health report released Monday. Since Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hombres Sanos: Evaluation of a Social Marketing Campaign for Heterosexually Identified Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men and Women

...among heterosexually identified Latino men, especially among heterosexually identified Latino men who have sex with men and women (MSMW)." "Hombres Sanos" was implemented in San Diego County, running from June 2006 to December 2006. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Characteristics of Persons With Heterosexually Acquired HIV Infection, United States 1999-2004

... Women and persons of color comprise a growing proportion of heterosexually acquired U.S. HIV cases. In the current study, the authors Read more »
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May 1 Event for Heterosexual Men & Women with HIV

Posted by keithmk1
...Spring Party for Straight Men & Women Living with HIV Saturday, May 1, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Vudu Lounge, 1487 1st Ave., Manhattan (77th & 78th Sts.) Dance floor, Read more »

HIV+ heterosexual woman diagnosed in 1985

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am so grateful for people who take time to give us these resources. I am a HIV+ heterosexual woman & have been diagnosed since 1985. I lost my husband to AIDS in 1992. I am white, have a masters degree + advanced post grad Read more »

Want to connect? HIV+ heterosexual woman

Posted by Anonymous
...have a child. (Not that different from the average 29 year old female, is it?) I would like to chat with other hiv positive heterosexual people and also with anyone who has contracted the infection via an infected needle like me. My email is... Read more »

HIV+ Heterosexual Bi Gay Men Women: Research Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV-Positive HETEROSEXUAL MEN or MEN who ONLY have SEX with WOMEN HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN or WOMEN who ONLY have SEX with MEN MEN who have SEX with MEN / GAY and BISEXUAL MEN WE NEED YOUR HELP! Read more »