Hiv Heterosexual Risk Transmission

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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 Read more »

Transmission of HIV in mixed HIV status, heterosexual couple

My husband is HIV+ and was probably infected circa 5 years ago. We did not know of his infection... Read more »


This is a comment on one of the readers questions asking if you can get hiv by penetrating a woman... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Risk of HIV Transmission From Heterosexual Intercourse Could Be Underestimated, Study Finds

... The standard method for assessing risk ofHIV transmission through heterosexual intercourse could be flawed, according to a study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Risk From Heterosexual Intercourse May Be Underestimated

...of the University of North Carolina, who led the research, this estimate is based on stable couples who have a low prevalence of risk factors. In other situations, increased risk factors can multiply the chance of transmission greatly. Powers'... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: The Associations of Binge Alcohol Use With HIV/STI Risk and Diagnosis Among Heterosexual African-American Men

...diseases in this population. The current study, therefore, was designed to determine whether binge drinking is associated with risky sexual activities and recent diagnosis of HIV/STI among heterosexual black men reporting multiple sex partners in... Read more »
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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 HIVRisk 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
... Researchers ID Risk Factors for HeterosexualHIV Transmission In the nation's largest and longest study of heterosexualHIV transmission, UCSF researchers Read more »

Heterosexual AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...It kind of struck me the other day that I know of no heterosexuals that have gotten AIDS. Why is this? Why do gay men only get it. I know that they say that heteros get it to but I really don't Read more »

Heterosexual risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...cant but think of just a drop of her secretions may have entered my euthera , and that may have caused the STD and possible HIV.I really don't know how i'm gonna make it through to the 12 week period . I'm so scared .... Please help... Read more »
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