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Hiv Per Sex Act Risk

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less then 3 % from a single anal sex act sounds fishy....

Doctor i have read on here that a single anal sex with a partner known to be hiv pos is equal or less then 3% chance one might get infected..... some thing about that just dose not sound right.... do you agree with this data i trust your opinon....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.According to the US Department of Health and Human Resources and the CDC the risk of acquiring HIV from being the receptive partner during anal sex ("Bottom") is 50 out of 10,000 exposures which is about 0.5% risk. Read more »

less then 3 % from a single anal sex act sounds fishy....

bobby, how true is it about this less then 3 % chance one could get infected (HIV) that i've been... Read more »

HIV Risk From Oral Sex and Can RX's Increase Risk? (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX 2009)

What is the true risk from oral sex? After looking at many other forums....some sources say there... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Officials Concerned That "Extreme Sex Acts" in Pornography Films Put Actors at Greater Risk of HIV Infection

...and health advocates are concerned that "increasingly extreme sex acts" may be putting pornographic film actors at a greater risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, the Los Angeles Times reports. The adult film... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

No Decrease in Risk per Sex Act?

...Australian study published in the February 4, 2010, advance online edition of AIDS yielded the unexpected finding that the risk of transmission per act of sex between men -- in particular uncircumcised men -- appears not to have fallen since... Read more »
The Body

New HIV Risk Estimates Are In: Anal Versus Vaginal Sex

... When it comes to calculating risk of HIV transmission, some people can really get fixated on specific percentages. That's not something to condone. But it's still Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...body by having the man pull out before cumming. Oral Sex A number of studies have demonstrated a low but definite level of risk associated with oral sex. To make it safer, use latex condoms for oral sex on a man. If you perform oral sex... Read more »
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Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 1 Reply
...nine or 10 times a month, and over time, 38 people became infected. Earlier data from the same research team showed that the risk of people transmitting HIV is slight if the amount of virus in their bloodstream is low. Those findings have... Read more »

Risk factor?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is it likely to catch HIV if you have vaginal sex with a man without a condom, but he doesn't ejaculate inside you? (there might have been some pre-cum) Read more »

oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous
...i recently had unprotected oral sex performed on me. i am a male. whats the risk, assuming the person has hiv, of one getting infected via this sexual act? Read more »

link CDC transmission risk table

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...does anyone have a link to the CDC website's transmission risk table, that displayed the likelihood of contracting HIV based on the exposure type? (it had data like 5 in every 10,000 exposures, Read more »