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Heterosexual Transmission Of Hiv Female To Male

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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

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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 »

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... Read more »

"Female to male transmission in the US is pretty rare."

Dr Wohl,I noticed in a recent answer to a question you've stated, "Female to male... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Heterosexual Transmission of HIV in China: A Systematic Review of Behavioral Studies in the Past Two Decades

The investigators' objective was to address the role of heterosexual transmission of HIV in China, with the goal of exploring the prevalence of unsafe sex and the likelihood of HIV spreading heterosexually beyond core populations. Through a review... 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 »
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Male to Female Transmission is Low!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks!

This post is targeted to those like me:
a heterosexual male in his early to mid twenties who have had a brief unprotected vaginal exposure.

I just want to remind you guys that female to male transmission is pretty darn low. It's not... Read more »

question on female -> male transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
all the information out there is so confusing and contradictory.

i tested positive recently (ELISA & WB), my boyfriend tested negative on ELISA. we still have another 2 1/2 months to go for his 3 month test. we're both freaking out about his... Read more »

I'm a heterosexual male with HIV

Posted by PozInOrlando, 6 Replies
I'm new to this forum, allow me to introduce myself. I'm a 22 year old hetero male living in Orlando, Florida and in late July I discovered I was HIV+. I had caught the virus after being versatile with a transgendered woman when I lived in Las Vegas... 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 »