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Can Men Contract Hiv From An Infected Female

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis Genital herpes Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Although little conclusive research is available on HIV and menstruation, many HIV+ women report abnormal menstrual periods. Somehave excessive bleeding while others stop menstruating altogether. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an STD that causes 99% of cervical cancer...
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hiv

is it possible for a female to pass hiv to a male.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...already died, that makes nearly 60,000,000 people who have contracted the virus since the beginning of the epidemic. For argument's sake, let's assume 50% of these were men. That makes 30 million. If females were not able to transmit HIV to men,... Read more »

unprotected sex vs oral sex

Dear Dr. Frascino, from reading things online a lot of people say someone can get HIV from oral sex. Would this be the same thing as a female transmitting hiv to a male through unproteced sex of a brief exposure. Also, do you personally believe a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...continue to amaze (and shock) me. There are over 33,000,000 people currently living with HIV worldwide today. Over half of them are men. If an HIV-infected female were not able to transmit the virus to an uninfected male partner, how the hell did... Read more »

women and HIV

I had previously asked you to explain how a woman can infect a man. Part of your answer was that "it's far from low risk! Infact the vast majority of men with HIV worldwide contracted it from HIV infected women!"well, I work with HIV+ women, not to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a single click of the trigger. As it turns out, not every exposure to HIV results in HIV transmission. (Thankfully!) In fact many exposures do not result in transmission. However, it can happen with a single exposure. So if your friend's husband... 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 question is: What exactly needs to happen for a woman to pass the virus to a man during vaginal or/and oral sex?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Certainly it's lower (less efficient) than male-to-female transmission, but it's far from low risk! In fact the vast majority of men with HIV worldwide contracted it from HIV-infected women!What exactly needs to happen? Infected cervical/vaginal... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study Says

...conducted in Uganda and Kenya published in the Feb. 23 issue of the journal Lancet , routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex by 65% ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 2/28). According to the ... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

HIV in Black Women: It's Not About Men on the Down Low

... In the late 1990s and early 2000s, media hype about men on the so-called down low prompted considerable finger-pointing in the Black community. A series of high-profile newspaper Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Reduces Men's Risk of Contracting HPV, Herpes, Study Says

... Male circumcision can reduce a man's risk of contracting the sexually transmitted infections human papillomavirus and herpes, according to a study published this Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana University World AIDS Day Lecture Focuses on Black Bisexual Men

... The phenomenon of black men on the "down low," men who self-identify as heterosexual but engage in gay sex without telling their female partners, Read more »
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putting men at risk?

Posted by swuitninnacent, 8 Replies
...I havent been able to find much information on how easy it is for a woman to infect her male partner. I'm hoping someone has some good true factual info?? I've heard that its common and easy for a man Read more »

Being a straight man in the world of HIV

Posted by poztrainer, 6 Replies
...walking down the street, having fun, and enjoying life. I'm fairly accomplished, and have made some of my greatest accomplishments since finding out my status 6 years ago. I've had opportunities to have relationships (I actually even had somewhat... Read more »

Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
...into former poz sex partners and are able to cope with it so women should be able to do the same. I contracted HIV from a woman and I feel that I wouldn't have a problem were I to see her again. Only in putting a face on the disease can we heal... Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...total, according to national and county health statistics, but their number has been increasing. At particular risk are women and men in immigrant and minority communities, where many men who have had sex with other men do not consider... Read more »