Can Sex On Menstrual Cycle Cause Hiv

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The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...Further research is needed to check whether differences in disease progression are linked to sex hormones. It has also been noted that viral load and the level of certain HIV drugs go up and down during the course of a single menstrual cycle. This could have an impact on drug dosing and timing of viral load tests in women. Understanding more about sex differences in viral load will lead to better care for HIV-positive women. In the...
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Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected anal sex with a known HIV+ partner is very high risk (even higher for the receptive partner) and I get that kissing carries negligible risk, and I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hutchinson MS, Schooley RT, Hirsch MS. Isolation patterns of the human immunodeficiency virus from cervical secretions during the menstrual cycle of women at risk for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(3):380-382.10.... Read more »

never seen this question asked please answer I am so scared donated $50.00

Dr. Bob,I have a question in what may delay the production of hiv antibodies. I had a high risk exposure the beginning of this year. I didn't know I had hpv and had unprotected sex with this guy and if I could turn back time I so would. I found out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You don't need additional HIV tests. Rather you need a more competent doctor who isn't scaring the bejesus out of you! I would strongly suggest you get a second Read more »

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cause bleeding. Other medical conditions, including thyroid abnormalities and low platelet counts, can interfere with regular menstrual cycles. Extreme weight loss or being underweight can cause acquired gonadotropin releasing hormone deficiency,... Read more »


Dear Doc, How are you? Doc, I just think you are one of the most facinating person on earth. I thank you so much for being there for us even though you have so much on your plate. This is the situation, I recieved oral sex from an hiv positive...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Worried and Depressed,Repeatedly negative HIV tests out to six months from the time of your last potential exposure are considered to be definitive and conclusive. HIV is Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...with female-controlled prevention modalities. Women may also be at increased risk of infection during certain phases of their menstrual cycles (7-10 days following ovulation) because of hormonal interactions with the immune system, 13 though... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Menstruation, Menopause and HIV

... Introduction The Menstrual Cycle Menstrual Irregularities in Women with HIV Menopause HIV and Menopause Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Cardiovascular 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 Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

... Table of Contents Sexual Harm Reduction Practicing Safer Sex Thinking it Through Sexual Harm Reduction Most people know that serious, even Read more »
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condom failure during menstrual cycle

Posted by vendredisoir, 1 Reply
Hello all, First of all, thanks to everyone for the many great posts on here. Have been lurking for a while. Here's my story: I am a negative male who was having protected vaginal intercourse with a woman late in her cycle (had to be told to... Read more »

Oral Sex causing HIV?

Posted by jinLA, 4 Replies
...really ashamed to say that I am a medical professional when I look back on my recent behavior. I was in China and received oral sex from a massage girl who had what appeared to be a cold with sore throat (also vaginal sex with a condom). This... Read more »

pregnacy during ure period

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...if u have unprotected sex during ure period can u get pregnant? Read more »

Am i infected?

Posted by JJ1108, 4 Replies
...Hi, I had exposure in a business trip to mexico on 11/08, i must say I USED CONDOM. She performed oral sex on me. I had condom on, but my concern is that I performed oral sex on her and did not protect myself, which is driving crazy Read more »
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