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Female To Male Transmission Probability

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Male-to-female transmission rates vs. female-to-male

Can you cite some reputable studies about the difference in male-to-female and female-to-male transmission rates? I have heard figures as low as 4:1 (WHO, 2000) and as high as 20:1 (Padian, Shiboski & Jewell, 1991) or higher....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Read through the recent report from the 8th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections entitled "The Probability of HIV-1 Transmission Per Coital Act in Monogamous HIV-Discordant Couples, Rakai, Uganda"... Read more »

Female to male HIV transmission?

I would really appreciate an answer to this question. While having vaginal intercourse with a... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Might Reduce Risk of Male-to-Female HIV Transmission, Study Says

Male circumcision might reduce the risk of HIV transmission from HIV-positive men to their female partners, according to a study presented Wednesday at the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Denver, Reuters reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Might Reduce Risk of Female-to-Male HIV Transmission by About 60%, Study Says

Male circumcision might reduce the risk of men contracting HIV through sexual intercourse with women by about 60%, according to a study published in the November issue of PLoS Medicine , BBC News reports ( BBC News , 10/25). French and South... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Randomized Controlled Trial Shows Circumcision Does Not Reduce Male-to-Female HIV Transmission

Male circumcision does not reduce the transmission of HIV from men to their female partners, according to a Lancet study conducted in Uganda, Bloomberg reports (Sargent, 7/16). The researchers recruited 922 uncircumcised HIV-positive men between... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AmfAR Issue Brief Analyzes Effectiveness of Male, Female Condoms in Preventing HIV Transmission

"The Effectiveness of Condoms in Preventing HIV Transmission ," American Foundation for AIDS Research : The foundation's January issue brief analyzes the effectiveness of male and female condoms in preventing the transmission and HIV and finds that... Read more »
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Female-to-Male transmission

Posted by lauramanyap, 2 Replies
I was wondering if anyone out there knows any males who has been infected with HIV through sex with a female. Thanks. Read more »

Female To Male Transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the liklyhood for a male to contract HIV from a female from a 1 time exposure. Thanks Read more »

Female to Male transmission

Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone here heard of female to male transmission really happening? I have read and read through most of the post and have yet to see a male that caught the virus through vaginal sex with a woman. Seems that most of the males that caught the... Read more »

Female to male Transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
For those of you,like me, who worry about the chances of female to male transmission, and who wonder how so many hetero men seem to get infected from women...

For a man to get infected from a woman ( unprotected),it happens most likely when there is... Read more »