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Hiv Transmission Through The Vagina

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Who pass HIV Easier

Is it easier for a man to give Hiv to a woman, or is it easier for a woman to give it to a man? From what I've heard it's easier for a man to give it to a woman because of their semen.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You heard correctly. Male-to-female HIV transmission in the vagina is significantly more likely than female-to-male HIV transmission from the vagina. Estimates in some studies suggest eight times Read more »

Is hiv present if a women rubs outside vagina

If a women were to rub the outside of her vagina and then rub her breast but no fluid was visible... Read more »

HIV FROM HANJOB WITH POSSIBLE VAGINAL FLUID

Dr. Frascino First of all thank you for your dedication to helping and educating people. I am going... Read more »
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The Body PRO

Presence of Lactobacillus May Reduce HIV Concentration in Vaginal Fluid

...degree, among HIV-negative women, to look at colonization, and also to look at short-term treatment for conditions like bacterial vaginosis and urinary tract infections. But to my knowledge I don't think any similar trials have as yet been done... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA to Require Vaginal Contraceptives Containing Nonoxynol-9 to Include Warning Label That Products Do Not Protect Against STIs, Including HIV

... FDA on Tuesday issued a new rule that will require vaginal contraceptives containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9 to include a warning label that the products do not prevent the spread of Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV and the Vaginal Ecosystem

...(Landers, 1997). And Sharon Hillier, M.D., reported at the National Conference that data now show an association between bacterial vaginosis (a common vaginal infection) and risk for acquiring HIV infection. Chlamydia infection is also a risk... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cellulose Gel May Increase Vaginal HIV Transmission

...need for female-initiated methods of HIV prevention. But newly published research reports a set-back to efforts to formulate a vaginal gel to prevent transmission of the virus. The candidate gel, formulated with the HIV entry inhibitor cellulose... Read more »
Connect With Others

Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
...Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

HIV Window after having unprotected vaginal sex.

Posted by Nelson44, 1 Reply
...STD's and everything came out negative. She told me that her last sexual encounter prior to our was with her ex-bf(unprotected vaginal)which was 10 weeks before we had sex for the first time which was back on Oct 30th, 2008. On Dec 15th, 2008 we... Read more »

Is this anything to worry about?

Posted by thisonecrazyfool, 2 Replies
...shortly after I noticed there was something red (blood) on the cover. I started to freak out, because of possible contact with my vagina which currently has vaginitis (not a yeast infection, just external irritation and inflammation) I noticed... Read more »

hiv transmission w/o vaginal intercourse

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know what the possibility is that one could get HIV if the penis never actually entered the Vagina, but had precum and was placed near the labia and clitoris? Read more »