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Hiv Heterosexual Transmission

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Ask the Experts

hiv heterosexual transmission

Is HIV transmitted from a male to female partner during intercourse, only when there are lesions or tears within the woman's vagina? Would this be the only way for the virus to actually enter into the woman's bloodstream, thereby infecting...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
While HIV transmission is probably more efficient when lesions are present, it can also occur when overt lesions are not present.... Read more »

it takes only one time (HETEROSEXUAL TRANSMISSION) (HIV TRANSMISSION AFTER ONE EXPOSURE)

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

transmission of HIV on heterosexual males?

How do straight men contract HIV? According to the literature that I've read, it seems that it... Read more »
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HIV i-Base

Minimal Risk of Sexual HIV Transmission for Heterosexual Couples When the HIV-Positive Partner Has an Undetectable Viral Load

A systematic review of publications reporting on rates of HIV transmission between heterosexual couples, where the HIV positive partner has an undetectable viral load on ART, revealed minimum risk of transmission. Michelle Letchumanan, on behalf... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

The standard method for assessing risk of HIV transmission through heterosexual intercourse could be flawed, according to a study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases and presented at the XVII International AIDS Conference on Tuesday,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Early Treatment Reduces HIV Transmission in Heterosexual Serodiscordant Couples

Treatment as Prevention The use of antiretroviral treatment by HIV-positive individuals to reduce their risk of transmitting HIV to their sexual partners is commonly referred to as "treatment as prevention." Antiretroviral treatment can reduce the... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

For the Heterosexual worried well

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies



Researchers ID Risk Factors for Heterosexual HIV Transmission
In the nation's largest and longest study of heterosexual HIV transmission, UCSF researchers found transmission rates remain extremely low. Those rates, they said, could be even lower by... 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 »

Social Events for HIV+ Heterosexual Men & Women

Posted by keithmk
Saturday, December 10, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM on E. 25th Street in Manhattan. Please join for us for our Potluck Social for HIV+ heterosexual men and women. It's a free event with food to share, games, and plenty of time to mix and mingle. All we ask is... Read more »