Can Men Get Hiv From Vaginal Sex

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage grew to 27% in 2007. About 80% of women are infected through sex with an HIV-infected man (often an injection drug user), and many through injection drug use (see Fact Sheet 154 on drug use and HIV). In the U.S., AIDS rates among women are highest in the Southeast and the Northeast. In 2005, about 64%...
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woman with herpes/moment of non-protected vaginal sex with hiv+ man

Hi, I scoured your the previously posed questions but didn't find a situation like mine. I had sex with a man I've known for 8 years last night. We had sex with a condom for a few minutes and then stopped. A little while later, he slid inside of...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Based upon the description of your sexual encounter with this HIV positive man, the only behavior that constituted a real risk for infection was the time that his penis was inside of your vagina. The fact Read more »

White Male Heterosexual Sex Risks

I know this is not in your area but I like you better than the other advisors on this website.What are the stats for White Heterosexual men getting HIV from females through vaginal sex? Is it a high risk? And...why do women have the propensity to...
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 of confidence. The exact stats are hard to come by. The epidemiological data is hard to tease out because: there are so many more men than women that are infected; bisexual men are having sex with men and women; what sexual acts are actually... Read more »

Transmission Confusion in Texas

Happy Sept 1, Doctor! Yes, I am from Texas, and yes, I did vote for George Bush, but I hope you won't hold that against me. We Texan do love YOU.I have two questions on transmission, and I'm confused:1. I keep everyone always saying that HIV is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Dubya???? You really are confused, now aren't you?O.K., on to your questions:1.True. HIV is not all that easy to acquire. And true, many STDs other than HIV are much more readily transmitted and acquired. Next, you want me to assume some poor... Read more »

insertive vaginal sex

when you say insertive vaginal sex, would this include inserting the fingers or just the penis? why would one be more susceptible to infection than the other?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...fluids, transmission can happen. Mucous membranes in the penis are present in the lining of the uretrha, and among uncircumcised men, on the inner surface of the foreskin.There is evidence that men are infected through insertive sex, but there... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Men Who Have Sex With Men and Women in Bangalore, South India, and Potential Impact on the HIV Epidemic

...same-sex behavior, 41 percent also reported sex with a women in the previous year; 14 percent were currently married to a woman. Of married respondents, only two had informed their wives about having sex with men. Condom use with all male... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

How Did Circumcision Prevent HIV in Clinical Trials in Africa ... And What Does It Mean for the United States?

...Is circumcision protective during anal sex? If so, is it just protective for the inserter (top) or can it also protect womenand men who are penetrated (bottoms) if the top is circumcised? Men in the African studies were asked about anal sex... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...spread HIV during sex, HIV infection in blood or sexual fluids must be transmitted to someone. Sexual fluids come from a man's penis or from a woman's vagina, before, during, or after orgasm. HIV can be transmitted when infected fluid gets... Read more »
The Body

Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

...Conclusions Introduction Why are some gay men still having unprotected anal sex in the age of HIV/AIDS? Whether you're a man who rejects the term "barebacking" as stigmatizing, dismisses the act and any conversation about it as... Read more »
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