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Chances Of A Woman Contracting Hiv

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The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

...Many women with HIV have a history of being physically or sexually assaulted prior to finding out about their HIV status. Several studies have shown that women with a history of physical and/or sexual abuse are more likely to contract HIV. Some women become infected with HIV as a direct result of rape or sexual abuse. If a woman uses drugs, alcohol, or sex to escape the pain of prior abuse, she may be at increased risk of getting infected...
Ask the Experts

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having sexual contact with an HIV-infected drug user. With 40,000 Americans contracting HIV each year, there are clearly many people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection... Read more »

no viral load-no risk to infect?

my partner often don't want to use preservatives, because he heard that a hiv+person (female) with 0 viral load and good health (laboratory results) can not infect anybody by practicing "normal" sex. Is it true? And is it also true tthat 'get it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sexual Russian roulette. And if he continues, I have no doubt one day he'll tragically lose this perilous game of chance.As for contracting HIV from a woman being "nearly impossible," this again is blatantly untrue! Heterosexual spread of HIV in... Read more »

How can someone contract HIV? (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2008)

How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you contract it? I dont understand. Can someone get it by having unprotected sex with multiple HIV negative people? I dont understand.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drug use, i.e., using HIV-contaminated needles or having sexual contact with an HIV-infected drug user. With 40,000 Americans contracting HIV each year, there are clearly many people who are still engaging in high-risk behaviors, and infection... Read more »

HIV and Hep C testing

I am a RN in a ER. I recently was scratched while removing a port lock from a pt. The tip of the needle scratched my hand. The top layer of my skin was removed and I immediately washed my hands. over and over. there was no visible blood until I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Sounds very unlikely, but that doesn't change my mind that you should go to the employee health service for testing. This is for your own protection as a health care worker!!! Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Married Women in India Who Experience Physical, Sexual Abuse by Husbands More Likely to Contract HIV, Study Finds

...said, adding that extramarital relationships on the part of their husbands help explain why many women who experience abuse are contracting the virus. "A woman who is abused by her husband is truly placed in a situation of 'double jeopardy'... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... Neighborhood genocide survivor associations in Rwanda are providing psychosocial support to HIV-positive women who contracted the virus through rape during the country's 1994 genocide, NPR's " Morning Edition " reports (Baron, "Morning Edition,"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KCET's "Life and Times" Examines How Black, Latino Women in Los Angeles County Are Contracting HIV From Former Prison Inmates

...from partners who have been released from prison. Women traditionally have not been seen as part of a group at high risk of contracting HIV, Felix Capro, associate medical director for HIV services at AltaMed Health Services , said. HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Large Percentage of HIV-Positive Women in Arab Countries Contracted Virus From Their Husbands, UNDP Regional Coordinator Says

... About 80% of HIV-positive women in the Middle East contracted the virus from their husbands, Saeed Al Zenari, United Nations Development Programme regional coordinator for HIV/AIDS programs, Read more »
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Sex while on Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I was wondering if the chances of woman contracting HIV increases if she has intercourse with a HIV+ partner while on her period? I have'nt had much luck finding anything on that, Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...my 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 »

Oral Sex on a Woman

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I recently performed oral sex on a woman, and am very worried I have contracted HIV. The exposure was about 70 days ago, and I have had a bad headache for a week now. I am really nervous. Is one exposure Read more »

anyone like me?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I am a 64 year old married hetrosexual male who has just learnt that I have aids after being in hospital for 8 weeks with pnewmonia. I have traced it back to an encounter 16 years ago. I have had a bad dose Read more »