Heterosexual Vaginal Sex Should I Be Worried About Hiv

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Ask the Experts


Hi Dr. I recently had vaginal sex with a woman with HIV, however the condom broke and I fear I may have been exposed. I went on a PEP drug at the 60 hour mark, so it was rather late but i finished the course. 2 weeks after I finished PEP my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...34,000,000 HIVers worldwide and all the positive guys certainly didn't contract it from gay sex! Worldwide HIV is predominantly a heterosexually transmitted disease.Should you be worried? Not excessively, as worry won't help and it certainly... Read more »

HIV without penetration through underwear

Dear Doctor Frascino, I am a 23 year old Heterosexual male living in Ireland. I recently (stupidly)... 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... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Heterosexual Transmission Driving Ukraine's HIV/AIDS Epidemic

... Heterosexual transmission has "overtaken drug abuse as the main cause of AIDS" in Ukraine, Agence France-Presse reports. "In 2009, 43 percent Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Reports Anal Sex on Rise Among Teens

...assertive in sexual relationships, such as refusing unwanted sexual acts and negotiating for safer sex, whether it's anal or vaginal." Researchers cite a number of reasons the practice is becoming more common, including fear of pregnancy, the... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...transmitted when infected blood from one person directly enters another person's bloodstream. HCV has been detected in semen and vaginal fluid, so genital fluids may be infectious. Saliva and tears are not. HCV, like HIV, cannot be transmitted... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...moredifficult to treat in HIV+ women than HIV-negative women: Some vaginal infections (including yeast infections) Bacterial vaginosis Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia, andtrichomoniasis ... Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't Read more »

Please read, scared & need support

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...check them off in your mind regarding odds, saying ok one encounter protected, shouldnt worry butA circumsized man as insertive vaginal partner for one minute protected, should be fine but what ifCan anyone shed some light on my situation? Im... Read more »

Still worrying

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...enhanced heterosexual transmission of subtype E may be due to increased replication in Langerhans' cells, which are located in the vaginal mucosa and may be the cell types that first become infected during heterosexual transmission of HIV-1.[54] ... Read more »

Somebody Asked About The Risk for Male in Vaginal

Posted by Anonymous
..."Insertive vaginal sex (male risk in heterosexual coitus) is estimated to cause HIV infection 0.03% to 0.09% of the time." This is according to Read more »