Hiv And Heterosexual Risk In Men And Women

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...Many women with HIV do not know how they got infected. This suggests that one or more of their male partners are infected. During sex, HIV is transmitted from men to women about twice as easily as from women to men. A woman's risk of infection is highest with anal intercourse, or if she has a vaginal infection. The risk of infection is higher if her male sex partner is or was an injection drug user, has other sex partners, has had sex with...
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Homosexuality: Is this true?

In a question from 2002, Dr. Ryan wrote this: "Plenty of heterosexual people in the U.S. have anal sex with each other, and are at much less risk for HIV infection than gay men having anal sex. If that same heterosexual person had anal sex in, say,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I think you may have missed the entire point Ryan was trying to make! The level of risk is related to the sexual activity and not to sexual orientation. If an HIV-negative straight dude has unprotected anal sex with 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
...recombinant form" (CRF). (See below.)4.False. Statistical analysis is a bit more complex than that. The 15 different gals is more risky (number of sex partners is an independent variable when considering HIV-acquisition risk). Of course, if the... 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 »

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
...cunnilingus on other women as well. The fact that HIV transmission between same sex female couples is extremely rare speaks to the low-risk of transmission through cunnilingus. See Cunnilingus... . For more about transmission through oral sex,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...infected through sex than drug use. According to the data, the number of women getting HIV from sexual partners not known to have risk factors for the disease has risen to more than 40 percent of all cases among females, while those getting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hombres Sanos: Evaluation of a Social Marketing Campaign for Heterosexually Identified Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men and Women

...males among heterosexually identified Latino MSMW. In addition, the campaign was associated with increases in perception of HIVrisk, knowledge of testing locations and condom-carrying among heterosexual Latinos. "Social marketing represents a... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Health Department Highlights Health Risks of Unprotected Anal Sex Among Heterosexual Women in New York City

...behavior that is especially risky," said Dr. Thomas Farley, New York City Health Commissioner. "Many people are aware of the risk ofHIV when men have sex with other men, but this report shows that a large number of women also are putting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk Factors Driving the Emergence of a Generalized Heterosexual HIV Epidemic in Washington, District of Columbia, Networks at Risk

...transmission a leading mode of acquisition and African-American women disproportionately affected," the study authors sought to examine risk factors driving the local epidemic using National HIV Behavioral Surveillance data from the District. In... Read more »