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Can Menstruation Transmit Hiv

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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Vaginal Sex During Menstruation?

Several months ago I had vaginal intercourse with a prostitute in the Philippines using a condom. After I ejaculated and withdrew, we discovered that she was having her period. I did not have any genital ulcers and I have never had a STD. 10 days...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...risks of infection would actually be quite low. Latexcondoms used consistantly and correctly significantly reduce the risk of HIV,and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's). If the condom were tobreak, then you would be at risk of... Read more »

HIV risk - brazil, menstruation

I had sex with who I suspect was a Brazilian prostitute roughly a month ago. The sex was protected,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kenyan HIV/AIDS Patients Face Periodic Shortages of Drugs, Hampering Treatment

...Kenyan HIV patients have faced periodic shortages of critical drugs over the past six months, hampering their treatment and threatening Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Menstruation, Menopause and HIV

...Hormones " in the Summer 2004 issue of BETA. ) Menstrual irregularities are common in both HIV positive and HIV negative women. Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation. Primary amenorrhea refers to a woman older than 16 years who has never... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
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Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
...So, I had an HIV scare in November 2007. I had unprotected oral sex with a guy (he went down on me, and I went down on him, but he didn't come). Read more »

organ donor had hiv in window period

Posted by nomoreworry4me, 1 Reply
...Home / News / Nation 4 patients get HIV from organ donor Email|Print| Text size ? + By Lindsey Tanner AP Medical Writer / November 13, 2007 CHICAGO --A troubling case Read more »

What is longest period of time HIV+ without...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
......progression to AIDS? Read more »