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Heterosexual Risk Of Hiv-1 Infection Per Sexual Act

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White Male Heterosexual Sex Risks

I know this is not in your area but I like you better than the other advisors on this website.What are the stats for White Heterosexual men getting HIV from females through vaginal sex? Is it a high risk? And...why do women have the propensity to...
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
Thanks for the vote of confidence. The exact stats are hard to come by. The epidemiological data is hard to tease out because: there are so many more men than women that are infected; bisexual men are having sex with men and women; what sexual acts... 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 »

Questions from a Male Heterosexual "circulating (recombinant forms, CRF A/E, HIV subtypes)

I am a male heterosexual with multiple partners. These women vary in sexual histories, with some of their sexual histories being very limited but others being extremely extensive. Some are American and other are from various countries abroad. None...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Male Heterosexual,1.PCR testing is not recommended for HIV diagnostic screening, due to the rate of false positives, other technical considerations and cost. Besides, quarantining your partner for 12 days is a bit impractical, doncha'... Read more »

Risk of Oral Transmission to Heterosexual Males

RMK,If I understand what I have read from you on this site, it seems that heterosexual males are at the least risk of being infected with HIV from oral sex because there is little to no risk to the man in fellatio and transmission through...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Heterosexual males, meaning men who only have sexual contact with women, who are not injection drug users are at significantly less risk for HIV infection then other groups (such as men who have sex with men, injection drug users, and women) in the... Read more »
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Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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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 risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello ,

Its now 4 weeks since my exposure to an STD(NGU) from a protected vaginal and unprotected oral experience with a sex worker.I am really stressing out guys.I cant but think of just a drop of her secretions may have entered my euthera , and... Read more »