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Heterosexual Hiv Chances Of Transmission

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Risk of HIV Transmission From Heterosexual Intercourse Could Be Underestimated, Study Finds

The standard method for assessing risk of HIV transmission through heterosexual intercourse could be flawed, according to a study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases and presented at the XVII International AIDS Conference on Tuesday,... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Minimal Risk of Sexual HIV Transmission for Heterosexual Couples When the HIV-Positive Partner Has an Undetectable Viral Load

A systematic review of publications reporting on rates of HIV transmission between heterosexual couples, where the HIV positive partner has an undetectable viral load on ART, revealed minimum risk of transmission. Michelle Letchumanan, on behalf... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Couples Study in Haiti Shows Reduction in Heterosexual HIV Transmission

A study in Haiti of "discordant" heterosexual couples -- those in which onepartner is HIV-infected and the other uninfected -- found that almost halfof sexually active couples receiving counseling and free condoms adoptedsafe sex practices (either... Read more »
Ask the Experts

it takes only one time (HETEROSEXUAL TRANSMISSION) (HIV TRANSMISSION AFTER ONE EXPOSURE)

This is a comment on one of the readers questions asking if you can get hiv by penetrating a woman who has hiv just ONE time when not wearing a condom, in other words not practising safe sex. One time. Yes you can, I did it one time and got it I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thank you for writing in and sharing your story. It's amazing how many heterosexual guys do not believe they are at risk for HIV. Obviously our HIV awareness and prevention programs under the sex-phobic Bush Administration were woefully... Read more »

Transmission of HIV in mixed HIV status, heterosexual couple

My husband is HIV+ and was probably infected circa 5 years ago. We did not know of his infection until this month, and so had unprotected sex on at least 20 occasions in the five years. My recent HIV tests have been negative, and we are no longer...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Not every HIV exposure leads to HIV transmission. Thankfully! For instance, the CDC's estimated per-act risk of acquiring HIV from unprotected receptive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 1 per 1,000... Read more »

transmission of HIV on heterosexual males?

How do straight men contract HIV? According to the literature that I've read, it seems that it is difficult for a male to contract HIV from vaginal intercourse. With that said, how is it that straight females contract the virus if straight men...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYes the numbers of heterosexual men with HIV is low. Women become positive by partners who are injection drug users, men who have sex with men, and yes from straight men can get HIV from women. Though a very low risk it does happen. Be well and... Read more »

hiv heterosexual transmission

Is HIV transmitted from a male to female partner during intercourse, only when there are lesions or tears within the woman's vagina? Would this be the only way for the virus to actually enter into the woman's bloodstream, thereby infecting...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
While HIV transmission is probably more efficient when lesions are present, it can also occur when overt lesions are not present.... Read more »
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Heterosexuals & HIV (Opinion)

Posted by StayClean, 2 Replies
Hello everybody,

Recently I was paranoid of contracting HIV, because of a one-night drunken stand with a very attractive call girl. We initially had protected vaginal sex, we ran out of condoms and she insisted that I enter her anyways. We added... Read more »

For the Heterosexual worried well

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies



Researchers ID Risk Factors for Heterosexual HIV Transmission
In the nation's largest and longest study of heterosexual HIV transmission, UCSF researchers found transmission rates remain extremely low. Those rates, they said, could be even lower by... Read more »

Heterosexual Male Infections

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
I keep reading that is hard for a woman to give HIV to a man. If that is the case, how do heterosexual non-drug using men get infected then? They have to be infected by a woman at some point. Read more »

chances of HIV transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi everyone, i was wondering what are the chances of contracting the HIV virus having unprotected sex with someone who has it? for example, i don't understand how magic johnson have the virus and cookie (the wife) who became pregnant doesn't have... Read more »