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Can I Get Hiv From Vaginal Sex One Time

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one-time vaginal exposure anxiety

About 5 1/2 years ago I (male) had unprotected vaginal sex with a woman of unknown status. The encounter was brief and she assured me following the encounter that she tests regularly for STDs. Because I suffer from anxiety and a bit of hypochondria,...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Since you were the insertive partner, it was a one-time occurrence and your partner believed herself to be negative transmission was unlikely. I am confident the results of your test will be negative.In health,Richard... Read more »

What is the probability of HIV transmission from one episode of unprotected vaginal intercourse?

Dear Dr. Cordova,About 5 weeks ago, I was having sex with a girl I met at a bar and my condom... Read more »

vaginal sex, then anal sex, back to vaginal sex

my partner and myself have started to experiment with anal sex withoutcondoms. I read some articles... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effectiveness of COL-1492, a Nonoxynol-9 Vaginal Gel, on HIV-1 Transmission in Female Sex Workers: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Although the male condom, when used consistently and correctly, provides high levels of protection against HIV-1 and other STDs, negotiating its use is not always feasible for many women. Therefore, there is a need for a female-controlled method for... Read more »
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Anti-HIV Gel Shows Promise in Large-Scale Study in Women

An investigational vaginal gel intended to prevent HIV infection in women has demonstrated encouraging signs of success in a clinical trial conducted in Africa and the United States. Findings of the recently concluded study, funded by the National... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Human Trial of Vaginal Microbicide Gel PRO 2000 Finds Some Level of HIV Protection

My name is Salim Abdool Karim. I am Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, and Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University in New York. I am speaking today about the results of the HPTN 035 microbicide... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

NIH Discontinues Tenofovir Vaginal Gel in "VOICE" HIV Prevention Study

A large-scale clinical trial evaluating whether daily use of an antiretroviral-containing oral tablet or vaginal gel can prevent HIV infection in women is being modified because an interim review found that the gel, an investigational microbicide,... Read more »
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HIV from one-time sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I want to know how many women contract HIV from having sex with a + person only a few times. I know it is possible, but I've heard it usually takes repeated exposure to the virus to contract the disease (unless the couple engages in higher-risk... Read more »

Help! Protected vaginal sex

Posted by HannahZ, 1 Reply
Hi! First time posting and scared to death.

I am a young woman who was recently engaged in a serious relationship with a man in a developing nation. We were not sexual (aside from fingering and one occasion of him giving me oral sex) until the day... Read more »

unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
I just want to explain what my encounter was and my symptoms one more time to see if there was something about it that could have been risky or if I'm just extremely unlucky.

I visited a casual sex worker and initially had a shower. She then took my... Read more »

Penetrative vaginal sex with prostitutes

Posted by Sexy25, 4 Replies
I regularly visit prostitutes but always use condoms every time I fuck them. I have had no condom failure ever. At times I use two condoms just to be sure! Am addicted to sex with prostitutes but would like to stop the habit. No symptoms what so ever Read more »