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Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Sex with HIV+ man. Worried. Risk?!

Posted by worriedguy2012, 1 Reply
I am extremely worried about a possible HIV exposure.Thanks in advance for your help!! On Saturday, December 3rd I had "safer" sex with a guy. We went out tonight - Tuesday, December 6 - and he told me that he is HIV+! I am angry that he told me... Read more »

He's acting Weird after unprotected sex

Posted by frustrated, 1 Reply
I met this most handsome guy, with extra ordinary manners. I was convinced that this is the guy i was looking for. We ended up intimate, We did not use protection. afterwards I felt like shit, and I started asking him about his HIV status, he told... Read more »

Freaking out - almost all symptoms and several risky acts, please help

Posted by VeryWorried9438, 2 Replies
Since yesterday I've been freaking out fearing potential HIV infection. Have been spending countless hours reading up on this stuff, reading others' stories, and still unsure how to proceed. Talking to someone here and getting your... Read more »

Symptoms on the night of the act

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hey,

I had unprotected vaginal and oral sex with a girl in November. Woke up later that night with the sweats, next day had a sore throat. Went to the clinic and got shots and meds for the usual STDs (which seemed to clear up the sore throat) and... Read more »
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50 + Oral Sex Acts, Real Word Vs Statistical Risk

40 y/o hetero male, I have somewhere around 50 episodes of Unprotected Oral <The one being sucked> Stupid and Foolish, to be sure. I have reas your stats on oral and I know you are right, but in the real world, should I be worried? Thanks,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're a 40-something hetero dude with 50 something blowjobs. OK check! Stupid and foolish! Well, that's open for discussion. Some would say "lucky." Others would say they could top that at a single circuit party. Next, you... 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 is low risk, some say no risk, some say that while HIV could transmit in theory, there has never been a recorded case of infection from only receiving...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,What is the true risk from oral sex? This is a somewhat difficult question to respond to, as there can be confounding variables. See below for some recent information from the archives. (By the way, we have an entire chapter in the archives... Read more »

Does HAART act as a PEP for those at risk of co-infection or re-infection?

I apologize that this question is not about the topic of fatigue and anemia.I have been reading up on co-infection and re-infection. I am aware of your ultimate position being that the risks are not worth it.That being said, it all my readings I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... 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 reading on here about a single anal sex act with a partner known to be hiv pos?? i mean something just dont sound right with that, your risk was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi James,I have no reason to question the CDC's estimated statistical risk figures. I think your confusion stems from an incomplete understanding of "statistics." (See below.) Also, remember, even with unfathomable odds someone does... 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

Los Angeles County health officials 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 ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

No Decrease in Risk per Sex Act?

While studies like those above indicate that prompt treatment significantly reduces the likelihood of HIV transmission, an Australian study published in the February 4, 2010, advance online edition of AIDS yielded the unexpected finding that the... Read more »
Random House, Inc.

"Sex Acts and Facts: The Risks"

A Hierarchy of Risks Receptive Anal Intercourse (Getting Fucked) Listen to men talk about how they got infected with HIV if it happened recently, and it's often portrayed as a fluke: "The condom broke," "We had oral sex," "He put it in for a... Read more »
TheBody.com

Study Estimates HIV Is Transmitted During 1 in 900 Acts of Unprotected Heterosexual Sex

A person living with HIV will transmit the virus, on average, once out of every 900 acts of unprotected heterosexual sex. At least, this is the estimate based on a study of mixed-status couples in Africa , published on Jan. 11 in the Journal of... Read more »