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Can You Contract Hiv From Women

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The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...Minimizing Risk Leaving a Violent Relationship Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Tragically, one in four women will be abused during her lifetime. In many parts of the world, this figure rises to over 60 percent. As a woman with HIV, you may be more at risk than most. It is important to learn about how abuse happens, how to identify it, and how to end it or get away from it. What Is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence...
Ask the Experts

Unprotected sex with women i don't know.

Hiv can be contracted if i had unprotected sex with women i don't know?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yep! Women you know, don't know, want to know, wish you didn't know, whatever. Unprotected sex of any type of woman or man places you at risk for sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. I'd strongly suggest you spend some time perusing Read more »

women and HIV

I had previously asked you to explain how a woman can infect a man. Part of your answer was that "it's far from low risk! Infact the vast majority of men with HIV worldwide contracted it from HIV infected women!"well, I work with HIV+ women, not to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ward at the hospital or at an AIDS hospice. It may change their minds about the inconvenience of using condoms.Dr. Bobhow can a woman infect a manApr 18, 2008 I know that it's a low risk for an HIV+ woman to pass the virus to an HIV- heterosexual... Read more »

How can I get HIV?

I have heard and read several times about the various ways of contracting HIV. However, I would like you to explain into detail how the contraction occurs. I learned women are more prone to the HIV than men, is that true? Is there a complete cure...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...HIV is present in many of the bodily fluids, especially the blood, semen and vaginal secretions. The most common means of contracting Read more »

Can anemics contract HIV?

I have heard from several different people that men and women with anemia cannot contract the HIV/AIDS virus because the blood is already too infected with anemia. Is that true?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Wow, an HIV myth I haven't heard before! I thought I had heard them all before. Nope. What you heard is not true. Anemia is a drop in of Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Who Use Microbicides, Still Contract HIV Could End Up With Fewer Treatment Options Because of Resistance, Study Finds

...products to enter the market, the researchers said. Rowena Johnston, director of research for the American Foundation for AIDS Research , said the study's findings are particularly "disturbing" for low-income countries, where there are few... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR's "Morning Edition" Examines Neighborhood Support Provided to Rwandan Women Who Contracted HIV Through Rape

...hesitant to seek HIV testing and treatment ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 9/9/05). The NPR segment profiles an HIV-positive woman who lives in a suburb of Kigali, the country's capital, and is overcoming the stigma of rape and HIV/AIDS with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

22 Women Contract HIV After Microbicide Tests in South Africa

...contracted HIV. "We have found that about 22 women from the 604 participants at the trial site in KwaZulu-Natal were infected by the AIDS virus," ministerial spokesperson Sibani Mngadi said. "We are investigating whether these women were... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

...female vaginal tract." He added, "We urgently need new prevention strategies or therapeutics to block the entry of HIV through a woman's genital skin" ( BBC News , 12/17). According to Reuters, researchers in the past have assumed that HIV... Read more »
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scared to date + men, scared to date - too

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...who enjoys other men or illicit drugs. On the other hand disclosure terrifies me and I'd rather not go that route...whats a woman to do? Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies mother). I took my 6-week test last week, and am waiting for the results. Can I get your comments on the likelihood of contracting HIV if this girl was infact, positive? Thank you. Read more »

HIV from one-time sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I want to know how many women contract HIV from having sex with a + person only a few times. I know it is possible, but I've heard it usually takes repeated exposure to Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...does it hit an uninformed and misguided lesbian that she might be risking her life? it happened to me after i made love to a woman i had met at a club. something so pure and natural can literally be the death of you. it's not fair. i don't... Read more »