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Hiv From Heterosexual Contact

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UNAIDS Report Says Heterosexual Sexual Contact Main Cause for HIV's Spread in China

The rate of HIV infections attributed to heterosexual sex tripled in China between 2005 and 2007, according to the UN's recently released "2009 AIDS Epidemic Update." Of new infections in China, 40 percent were acquired heterosexually, 32 percent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than One-Third of New HIV Cases in United States Due to Heterosexual Sex, CDC Reports

Approximately 35% of newly reported HIV cases in the United States between 1999 and 2002 occurred as a result of heterosexual sex, according to a CDC report published in the Feb. 20 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , the ... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Heterosexuals and HIV: Where Are the Resources?

Okay, I give up! I have tried and tried to find information on anything to do with heterosexuals and HIV, and folks, there ain't a lot out there. I have found information on heterosexuals in central Africa, heterosexuals in northern California,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

confused about cdc definition of high risk heterosexual contact

Hi Dr Bob,The CDC website is not clear to me. If I use a condom that doesn't break with someone who is considered high risk am I now high risk? Or does the cdc definition mean if you have unprotected contact with a high risk person you are high...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Scorps Fan,Unprotected sex with a high-risk individual would put you at risk for STDs including HIV.Protected sex is protected, assuming the latex or polyurethane condom was used properly and did not fail (break). This type of sexual contact... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Misclassification problems / Heterosexual misclassifications?

QUESTION #1:Could you please comment on the study by Murphy, Mueller, and Whitman in J AIDS and Human Retrovirology 16: 122-126, 1997? In case you haven't been able to keep up with the latest literature, this article presented the results of a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. When reading a paper such as this, one must be EXTREMELY cautious in how one interprets this data. This report can be very easily misinterpreted. This report does NOT mean that transmission through heterosexual... Read more »
Connect With Others

Support group for HIV+ heterosexuals

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am a heterosexual 23 y.o. HIV+ male. I have been looking for a place to meet other heterosexuals with HIV. Is there anyplace out there for people like me to meet others? Thanks.
John

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Want to connect? HIV+ heterosexual woman

Posted by Anonymous
Hi! I am a 28 year old female doctor with HIV. I got the
infection through a needle stick injury. I was diagnosed in 96 when I offered a blood transfusion to a friend's father. I have been through hell, mainly because my profession put me in constant... Read more »

ATTN: Heterosexuals - Taking action to find love

Posted by Anonymous
Did you know that if you are one of the 1% percent of Americans to have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, finding that special someone may present quite a challenge. However, we must not give up. Please read this and you can make a difference and... Read more »

Professional Heterosexual Women/ Men Support Group

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I was diagnosed with HIV in April 1991. I am a heterosexual female and am interested in meeting other heterosexual professional women/ men who are HIV positive. Many of the past support groups that I attended were for gay males, gay... Read more »