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Hiv Transmission Probability Per Sex Act

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Probability of transmission from protected sex.

I had protected insertive anal intercourse with a man I met at a bar. He said he was HIV negative, but I don't know the man and I'm worried I may have caught something from him. I had his penis in my mouth for about ten seconds, he put a...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Since the condom did not break or fall off there was no risk in this situation. Having his penis your mouth for 10 seconds was also a no-risk situation. Your sore throat could be caused by allergies or something else, but it is not HIV.In... Read more »

What is the probability of HIV transmission from one episode of unprotected vaginal intercourse?

Dear Dr. Cordova,About 5 weeks ago, I was having sex with a girl I met at a bar and my condom... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sex Partner Acquisition While Overseas: Results From a British National Probability Survey

The number of overseas trips made by UK residents has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. While other studies have examined the frequency of partner acquisition abroad, they have used convenience samples and therefore are not... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Getting to the Bottom of It: Anal Sex, Rectal Fluid and HIV Transmission

Anal sex is a common practice among men who have sex with men, heterosexual men and women, and transgender individuals and is a known risk factor for HIV infection and transmission. Therefore, it is important that education on HIV prevention... 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 »
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transmission probabilities

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
One recent study (from Uganda sero-discordant couples) estimated The probability of transmission per act of vaginal intercourse from HIV-1-positive women to their HIV-1-negative partners was 0.0013 (13 infections per 1000 acts) , compared with a... Read more »

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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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 »

different kind of situation probably haven't seen

Posted by stupidme6, 1 Reply
okay, well, my bf and I have been with eachother for quite some time, and well, this last weekend we decided to try something new (bringing someone else into the picture) another woman, please no judgment we were also in a very mind altered state,... Read more »