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Can You Contract HIV From Sex With Sex Worker

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Sex with sex worker. Scared of HIV.

Hi. I'm from Puerto Rico and I had protected sex with a stripper/sex worker in a strip club. It was normal vaginal sex and most of the time she was on top of me. I didn't see any obvious breakage on the condom when I disposed of it. (Maybe...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiCondoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break or slip off. The other thing to remember is that there are other sexually transmitted infections out there that you need to be... Read more »

Oral sex with sex worker and a cut lip

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am going nutz thinking about whether I have contracted hiv. To be brief, here... Read more »

Hiv risk from unprotected oral sex with an African Female Sex Worker

Hi all, I'm 20 year Old Male from Kenya,Africa. My story is last week I had unprotected oral... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Sex Workers in Kenya Might Carry Gene That Protects Them From HIV, Study Finds

Some commercial sex workers in Kenya who apparently are immune to HIV might be carrying a gene that protects them from contracting the virus, according to a study presented last week at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Reports HIV Prevalence Among Vancouver Sex Workers, IDUs, MSM

A recent study conducted by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS found that 26% of Vancouver's up to 520 female commercial sex workers and 17% of the city's injection drug users are HIV-positive, the Vancouver Sun reports. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria: Sex Workers Believe in God, Not Condoms

Deeply religious brothel workers in Nigeria believe their faith in God will protect them from contracting HIV, researchers said Tuesday at the 14th International AIDS Conference. Researchers from the Society for Family Health in Abuja, Nigeria,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Government Officials, UN Staff Meet With Sex Workers in Asia to Examine Access to HIV Services

In┬áparts of Asia, "policies outlawing sex work are undermining HIV/AIDS prevention efforts by fragmenting and stigmatizing the sex workers and turning condom possession into an act that could lead to jail time, NGO officials say," IRIN reports... Read more »
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Protected Sex w/Sex Worker

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I made a huge mistake over a week ago by having protected vaginal intercourse with a sex worker at an Asian massage parlor. The woman was very conscience of using a condom and checked it for breakage after I ejaculated. There was now oral sex or... Read more »

HIV Indeterminate Story from a Former Sex Worker

Posted by formerroxanne, 1 Reply
I worked as Sex Worker on a casual basis from 2007 to early 2012 and have vowed to discontinue all sex work. (Yes, this is a I have left prostitution as well as a I was HIV Indeterminate piece.)

This piece, as well as touching on the waiting time... Read more »

Exposure with a sex worker

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
A little over two months ago I had sex with a sex worker at a massage parlor and the condom broke. I have had no other potential exposures before or since. Ever since then I have been unable to get it out of my mind that I could have contracted HIV.... Read more »

PLEASE HELP EX BF Had sex with a SEX WORKER

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Someone please answer my questions- my EX bf had sex with a sex worker in Spain when he was on a cruise to Bahrain he's in the navy... this was back in Nov - we got together around May and had sex several times - mostly protected but with 2-4 times... Read more »