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Can Unprotected Sex Transmit Hiv From A Woman To A Man

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HIV+ woman having unprotected sex with HIV+ man.

Does a hiv+ woman increase the risk of a high viral load, thus jeopardizing her health, when having unprotected sex with a hiv+ man?Using condoms is not an issue for me, but my partner is saying he refuses to have sex unless it is unprotected. Is...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
With unprotected sexual intercourse, it is possible that viruses may be transmitted from one HIV positive person to another. However, the frequency with which this occurs has not been well-studied. The risk of transmission of viruses from one... Read more »

Poz man, Neg woman, we choose unprotected sex

What are our odds of my transmitting HIV to my girlfriend? Vaginal and oral sex only and I... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Unprotected Sex, Underestimated Risk, Undiagnosed HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Accessing Testing Services in a New England Bathhouse

In the United States, MSM continue to experience increased rates of HIV and STDs. The current study reports results from an outreach conducted between 2004 and 2010 at a bathhouse in Providence, R.I., in which 1,155 MSM underwent testing for HIV... Read more »
Women Alive

Woman to Man Low Risk

Women are much more likely than men to become infected by an HIV positive heterosexual partner, according to a study released in August, 1997. Heterosexual Transmission Announcing the results of the nation's largest study of heterosexual... Read more »
TheBody.com

Study Estimates HIV Is Transmitted During 1 in 900 Acts of Unprotected Heterosexual Sex

A person living with HIV will transmit the virus, on average, once out of every 900 acts of unprotected heterosexual sex. At least, this is the estimate based on a study of mixed-status couples in Africa , published on Jan. 11 in the Journal of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol Use, Unprotected Sex, and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Female Sex Workers in China

"Alcohol use has been suggested to interfere with condom use and to increase sexual risk behaviors," explained the study authors, noting limited data on the prevalence of this practice among female sex workers and its association with condom use and... Read more »
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Had unprotected sex with woman born with hiv? Test was negative at 6 weeks? Please help?!

Posted by Reez79, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl 4 or 5 times on July 31st. She confessed 4 days later she was born with hiv. I went to the hospital after she told me and they gave me pep.

I stopped taking the pep on September 9th and went to get a hiv rapid... Read more »

sex HIV-woman HIV+ man

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have met the most wonderful man almost a year ago. We met through a friend of mine that I work with. She does not know that he is positive. It took 2 months before he told me. We have not slept together. He told me from the beginning that he... Read more »

HIV neg woman sex with AIDS infected man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question that may sound stupid...I am an HIV neg female who had sex with my really close friend who has progressed to AIDS. I used a female condom and he used a condom as well. This is the second time this has happened and I have been... Read more »

Oral sex unprotected

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey i was just wondering if you could get hiv from reciving a bj (blowjob) i was unprotected and i got tested fomr regular std im scared if i got the BIG ONE Hiv i want to know if you could get hiv like that ? Read more »