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Hiv Transmission Risk By Type Of Sex Act

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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...reduced by cleaning needles with a bleach solution before re-using them. However, some experts question how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by a licensed professional whose equipment is autoclaved, not just "sterilized" with alcohol. ...
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Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...read much more about this controversy and conundrum in the archives of this forum.Regarding the HIV transmission/acquisition risk of oral sex, I do not agree with the information given by the counselor. See below.Dr. BobPlease post this... 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 lower...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...They are not meant to be applied to a specific coupling to gage actual risk. Rather they help advise someone of the relative risk of one type of activity compared to another. See below.Dr. Bobhiv risk ratio (HIV STATISTICS, 2009) Mar 8,... Read more »

oral sex (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2011)

my boyfriend is HIV positive and I am not, he tells me that because of his undetectable status having oral sex will not affect me. I need to know if this is so
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...taking effective combination antiretroviral therapy, which has driven the HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels, the risk of HIV transmissions is significantly decreased, but not completely eliminated. See below. Only you can decide what... Read more »

Risks of unprotected anal sex (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

With a negative testing couple, are there any risks of unprotected anal sex? For example, the semen in her rectum or possibly mixing with her blood? Once again, negative testing couple that has only had sex with each other.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...develop AIDS? How many people are affected by HIV/AIDS? How is HIV transmitted? How is HIV not transmitted? How can I reduce my risk of becoming infected with HIV through sexual contact? Are there other ways to avoid getting HIV through sex? Is... Read more »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...helps condoms feel better.) Do not use oil-based lubes like Vaseline, Crisco, or baby oil with condoms because they increase the risk of the condom breaking. If you're not going to use condoms, try to reduce the friction by using a lot of lube... Read more »
The Body PRO

Forced Sex Poses Five Times the HIV Risk Compared to Consensual Sex

...& Tropical Medicine, in the U.K. My poster is on "HIV/AIDS and Rape, and Modeling Predictions of the Increase in Individual Risk of Contracting HIV from Forced Sex." 1 What we did here was a big literature review, looking at the different... Read more »
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Worried over oral?....Why?

Posted by Jackie__Blue
...For all you worried wells freaking out over oral sex. From John Hopkins - Dr. Gallant Q&A CDC estimates of risk of oral sex By Joel E. Gallant, M.D., M.P.H. (15-Mar-2005) question: Risk Estimates published by the CDC in their new PEP... Read more »

link CDC transmission risk table

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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, etc) I've searching that site and the internet for the last 2 hours... Read more »

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 »

REPORT: Risk of Oral Sex

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 1 Reply
...released Tuesday. In a study of mainly male participants who had performed oral sex on a male partner, researchers found that the risk of HIV transmission through this sex act was virtually nil. Dr. Kimberly Page-Shafer, of the University of... Read more »