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Can You Contract HIV From Vaginal Sex

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

A new study has found that HIV appears to attack normal, healthy genital tissue in women and does not require breaks in the skin to infiltrate cells, offering new perspectives on how the virus is spread, researchers said on Tuesday, Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

East African Standard Examines How Female Fish Sellers in Kenya Engage in Sex to Secure Fish, Risk Contracting HIV

Kenya's East African Standard on Saturday examined how hundreds of women in the country who live along Lake Victoria put themselves at risk of contracting HIV by engaging in sex with fishermen in exchange for fish to sell. According to Judy... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Condom Use Reduces Young Women's Risk of Contracting HPV, Study Says

Young women whose partners use condoms every time they have sex are 70% less likely to contract the human papillomavirus than women whose partners use condoms less than 5% of the time, according to a study published in the June 22 edition of the ... Read more »
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Odds of contracting HIV through protected sex

What are the odds of contracting HIV through protected vaginal sex with a person known to have the virus? How do those odds change with protected anal sex? I have not been able to find a straight answer on this, and there are many different...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Another QTND (Question That Never Dies). The odds of contracting HIV through "protected" sex (vaginal or otherwise) with a poz partner are exactly zero, zilch, none, nada, nyet! That's assuming that "protected" means the... Read more »

Risk of HIV contraction after protected sex with prostitute

Hi,I recently went to a massage parlour in macau and one thing led to another and had protected sex with the girl giving me the massagee. we used a condom which didnt seem to have any gaping hole or such. However i did lick her clitorial region a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent, assuming you used a latex condom properly and it didn't fail (break)."Symptoms" that occur three days after a potential HIV exposure would not be related to HIV acquisition. The... Read more »

Risk of HIV infection vaginal sex without ejaculation - ARS symptoms

I am extremely anxious and feel almost certain that I have contracted HIV through my stupid actions. I am living in the UK and I met an Iranian guy who has been living in the UK for 10 years. We started dating and became sexually active fairly...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,1. Not in the slightest.2. Unprotected vaginal sex is a higher risk activity. Especially for the receptive partner. Since he never ejaculated in you the risk was lower, but still there.3. There is no way to tell.You can test 28 days from... Read more »

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
Hi,An "entertainer that works at a bar"? Hmm. Is that what they 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... Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »

vaginal oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im a 19 year old male who plans to have vaginal oral sex on a 39 year old woman in a few hours. What's the risk of contracting HIV. I have nu cuts whatsoever.

Oh and I plan to wear condoms when we have sex Read more »

Giving vaginal oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I gave vaginal oral sex and french kissing to a stripper and now I worried that I may have contracted HIV. I was tested at 10 & 28 days with the PCR and both were negative. Also, I tested at 2.5, 4, & 7 weeks with the antibody test and they... Read more »

Help! Protected vaginal sex

Posted by HannahZ, 1 Reply
Hi! First time posting and scared to death.

I am a young woman who was recently engaged in a serious relationship with a man in a developing nation. We were not sexual (aside from fingering and one occasion of him giving me oral sex) until the day... Read more »