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Hiv-positive Heterosexual

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HIV-Positive Heterosexuals Connect at Socials in New York

It was a typical scenario at Fez, a hip downtown bar filled with peoplechatting, drinking, and trying to catch up with each other at the end of along day. It was the kind of place, with its dusky lighting, long, lowcouches, and over-stuffed pillows,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Steep Fall in Incidence of TB Among HIV-Positive Heterosexuals in the UK

Investigators in the United Kingdom (UK) studied three national databases to determine the incidence of TB among HIV-infected heterosexuals living in England and Wales from 2002 to 2010. Results based on these databases show that, throughout this... Read more »
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 »
Ask the Experts

transmission of HIV on heterosexual males?

How do straight men contract HIV? According to the literature that I've read, it seems that it is difficult for a male to contract HIV from vaginal intercourse. With that said, how is it that straight females contract the virus if straight men...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYes the numbers of heterosexual men with HIV is low. Women become positive by partners who are injection drug users, men who have sex with men, and yes from straight men can get HIV from women. Though a very low risk it does happen. Be well and... 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 »

Heterosexual HIV exposure

Dr. Bob, Is it true that it's more difficult for a man to contract HIV from a woman than vice versa, and that a man usually needs repeated exposures before being infected?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The receptive partner is always at greater risk than the insertive partner. Male-to-female transmission is 1.9 times more likely than female-to-male. That's just common sense, right? If an HIV-positive guy spunks a load right into an... 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
Hello Male Heterosexual,1.PCR testing is not recommended for HIV diagnostic screening, due to the rate of false positives, other technical considerations and cost. Besides, quarantining your partner for 12 days is a bit impractical, doncha'... Read more »
Connect With Others

Meeting a positive heterosexual man

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am interested in meeting an HIV positive heterosexual male. If anyone knows of a HIV heterosexual support group in Delaware, Pennsylvania, or Maryland, let me know. Also if you have had success meeting a positive mate on a website, let me know.... Read more »

Sept. 26 Social for Positive Heterosexuals in NYC

Posted by keithmk1, 3 Replies
Saturday, September 26, 6:00 - 10:00 PM
End-of-Summer Social for Heterosexual Men & Women Living with HIV.
In Manhattan, New York. We'll have a whole floor to ourselves. Dancing, light dinner, and DJ. $5 at door and cash bar. Please visit our... Read more »

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 »

HIV+ Heterosexual Bi Gay Men Women: Research Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV-Positive
HETEROSEXUAL MEN or MEN who ONLY have SEX with WOMEN
HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN or WOMEN who ONLY have SEX with MEN
MEN who have SEX with MEN / GAY and BISEXUAL MEN

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Help us evaluate messages related to HIV. Qualified persons... Read more »