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Can You Get Hiv If He Withdraws During Sex

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kyrgyzstan Education Ministry Withdraws Sex Education Textbook Discussing HIV/AIDS, Condom Use

The Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Education in September withdrew a new sex education book that was to be used in schools this year following a "floo[d]" of public criticism, the AP/Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The book, titled "Healthy Way of Life,"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

USAID's Withdrawal of Funding for Central American HIV Prevention Programs Damaging, Letter to the Editor Says

USAID 's decision to decrease or cancel funds for some HIV prevention programs in Central America causes "damage" to efforts to control the spread of the virus "from high-risk groups to the general population," Jorge Saavedra, director general of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Time Examines How Funding Cuts to Romania by International Donors Could Reverse the Country's Gains in HIV Fight

Time reports on how the recent withdrawal of funds for Romania's HIV programs by international donors could threaten the country's efforts to prevent the spread of the virus. "According to UNAIDS, since 2001, HIV prevalence in the [Eastern Europe... Read more »
Ask the Experts

risk level of unprotected vaginal sex with withdrawal, polyurethane condoms

In your opinion, what is the risk level of exposure to HIV when one has unprotected vaginal sex using the withdrawal method? Obviously I know this should be avoided... Also, do polyurethane condoms protect one from HIV for those of us who are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Shastl,Polyurethane and latex condoms offer equal protection against HIV. You can read more about polyurethane condoms in the archives. They are indeed the best option for folks with latex allergy.Regarding withdrawal, coitus interruptus,... Read more »

Withdrawal before ejaculation

my husband is HIV+ and i -ve we always have unprotected sex but he always withdraws then ejaculates not in mehe is undetect and says i won't get HIV i live in poor country so i am no educationdo i have risk if anythanksjo ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Jo,Yes, even if your HIV-positive husband withdraws before ejaculation, having unprotected sex places you at risk for acquiring the virus. Having an undetectable viral load and not ejaculating inside you may decrease the risk of HIV... Read more »

Girlfriend is withdrawing after testing positive. Is this normal?

Greetings,First off, let me say how comforting your website has been since my girlfriend and I found out she is HIV+. The best thing I have done for myself it to get educated as much as possible about HIV. I went from hysteria to relative calm the...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
She is understandably upset right now. She needs some time to cope with the news and decide how she will proceed. I think the best thing to do is give her some time. When she is more ready to talk, perhaps you need to emphasize your desire to be her... Read more »

Withdraw Method

How effective is withdraw method in preventing HIV infection to a negative female from a positive male?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Not effective! Don't do it! Cover your stump before you hump! (HIV can be found in precum.)Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Info on withdrawal and HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Spoke to someone on the UK AIDS National Helpline about possible risk from pre-ejaculate.
She gave me some figures from a study which involved 24 mixed-status couples who practised unprotected sex with withdrawal before ejaculation over a 12 month... Read more »

Does withdraw provide any protection?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am a female and had unprotected sex with someone. I know him quite well, and his last test did show he was HIV negative.....that was in Feb/March.

When we did have sex, he pulled out. Odds are he's negative anyway, but if he was to be positive,... Read more »

Not withdrawing after ejaculation

Posted by Anonymous
I had protected sexual intercourse with a sex worker 1 month ago, and I didn't withdraw the insertion immediately, approximately 30 minutes later, would there be any consequences? And is it possible to encounter a tiny spot (like an ant bite) on... Read more »

REuse of a slipped off condom on withdrawal

Posted by Noctis_21
Any of these are risks?


I had sex about a month ago and one in December I think, both protected but wondering if there were risks in my actions. The first encounter I gave her oral only for like 20 seconds and had scabs on the corner of my finger.... Read more »