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Can You Contract HIV From Unprotected Vaginal Sex

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HIV risk? unprotected vaginal sex twice...

I had unprotected vaginal sex with an entertainer that works at a bar on 22 Nov. 2010 and 18 Dec. 2010. She says she tested negative 6 months ago for HIV, and that she made some blood tests at a hospital 3 months ago because she was very...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are called these days? Okey dokey!You are not at "great risk" for having acquired the virus, however, unprotected insertive vaginal sex does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. The odds are very much in your favor that you... Read more »

Three one-word answers please

Dr. Bob,Thanks for everything you do!My three questions:1. ANY lapdance, bump and grind, rubbing,... Read more »


My boyfriend found out a couple of weeks ago that he is hiv+. I tested immediately and got a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What You Should Know about Oral Sex

...not monogamous or injects drugs. Even though the risk of transmitting HIV through oral sex is much lower than that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get... Read more »
The Body

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

...what they are doing. It's a very narrow range in which HIV is transmitted. Anal sex has the emotional import for gay men that vaginal intercourse has for heterosexuals. And it can't be dismissed. And we can't expect that that's going to done all... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Getting it Straight: HIV as a Gay Disease Is a Myth That Refuses to Die

...conducted by the American Society of Microbiology confirm this. In a study of 144 female sex-workers in Thailand, those with loss of vaginal flora were twice as likely as those with a normal balance of vaginal organisms to contract HIV. A study... Read more »
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Did I put myself in for HIV?

Posted by mybigmistake, 2 Replies
...their bare penises at different times. They all performed unprotected cunnilingus on me too, many times(they went down on my vagina without a barrier at all). Did I contract HIV from ANY of them or what I did, assuming ANY or ALL of them were... Read more »

You Do the Math!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...population with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Bob has posted that a hetrosexual male has a .1- .2% chance of contraction of HIV via unprotected vaginal sex with an HIV positive female. So, being conservative, let's use .2% as our basis. Mind you that is .2%... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I read alot about the risk of infection. I always see that you have a risk factor of .1 to .3% per episode. I guess I am not to good at math so what is that 10% to 30% or 1% to 3% thanks you experts Read more »

Yo Guys...Hollow Man Anyone!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Guys.....I am losing my freaking mind.....OK my exposure is this.....Oral sex with a sex worker, then vaginal for like three thrusts, then oral again...All PROTECTED.....and I haven't had any real symptoms....but this CDC nut job told Read more »