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Heterosexual Risk For Hiv Infection

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International AIDS Society

IAS 2011 Organizers Congratulate Researchers on New Data Showing PrEP Can Reduce Risk of HIV Infection Among Heterosexuals

Rome, Italy -- Organizers of the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) welcomed compelling new data released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of Washington... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Trial and Another Major Study Find PrEP Can Reduce Risk of HIV Infection Among Heterosexuals

A new CDC study called the TDF2 study, along with a separate trial released today, provide the first evidence that a daily oral dose of antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection can reduce HIV acquisition among uninfected individuals exposed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection Among Heterosexuals at Increased Risk -- United States, 2010

In 2009, an estimated 27% of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections in the United States were attributed to heterosexual contact. 1 During 2006-2007, as part of the data collection for the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS),... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Where does HIV have to travel in order for a heterosexual male to get infected?

Dr. Bob,If a heterosexual male was having unprotected sex with a female, where does HIV have to travel for that person to become infected? Barring any cuts or scrapes in the genital or groin area, does it have to just get inside the opening at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi M,HIV can permeate across mucous membranes. The urethra, pee hole, is lined with a mucous membrane. Hence, HIV merely needs to have access to that opening to potentially cause an infection. It really doesn't have to "travel!"By the... Read more »

HEMOPHILIA AND HIV INFECTION IN ABSOLUTELY HETEROSEXUAL MAN

DEAR DOC. I AM STRICTLY HETEROSEXUAL MAN OF 43 YEARS OLD, I WAS DETECTED HIV + 2 WEEKS AGO IN A ROUTINE EXAMINATION BEFORE MARRIED, I AM AFRAID TO HAVE CONTRACTED HIV VIRUS IN 1999 HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX WITH A FEMALE DOCTOR, SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Her history might have put her at risk for HIV infection and in turn that is how you got infected.MH... Read more »

Why do Heterosexuals get infected ?

If men are at lower risk of getting HIV than women when a hetero couple have sex why do we so many heterosexual men contract HIV ? I can understand why many women contract HIV but why the men ?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I suspect that some of it relates to whether these men are truly hetero or bisexual, and whether injection drug use is a risk factor.MH... Read more »

What level of risk from heterosexual vaginal intercourse

How many cases have been reported of AIDS or HIV infection contracted in the U.S. by men from heterosexual vaginal intercourse with a non I.V. drug user, non hemopheliac. What are the probabilies that I would become infected if I do not use a condom...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi,Thank you for your question.From 1981 to December 1995 (the latest statistic currently available), of 434,719 adult cases of AIDS in men, 13,521 (or 3%) became infected through heterosexual contact. Keep in mind that these are AIDS cases. This... Read more »
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Women's HIV Risk From Heterosexual Sex Rises

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Well, it looks like it's now true at least in a few states in the US
This is the future ladies!

Report: Women's HIV Risk From Heterosexual Sex Rises in Massachusetts

Heterosexual sex has passed intravenous drug use as the primary way women in... 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 AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
It kind of struck me the other day that I know of no heterosexuals that have gotten AIDS. Why is this? Why do gay men only get it. I know that they say that heteros get it to but I really don't believe they do. How can a virus decide who is gay and... 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 »