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Hiv Women Infecting Their Woman Partners

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...infection. Many women think AIDS is a disease of gay men. But women get HIV from heterosexual sex and from sharing needles. Many women with HIV do not know how they got infected. This suggests that one or more of their male partners are infected. During sex, HIV is transmitted from men to women about twice as easily as from women to men. A woman's risk of infection is highest with anal intercourse, or if she has a vaginal infection. The...
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hiv women orgasm

can a women with hiv orgasm multi times when having sex with her partner.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Can a woman with HIV orgasm multiple times when having sex with her partner? Certainly, but of course that depends on the "talent" of that Read more »

no viral load-no risk to infect?

my partner often don't want to use preservatives, because he heard that a hiv+person (female) with 0 viral load and good health (laboratory results) can not infect anybody by practicing "normal" sex. Is it true? And is it also true tthat 'get it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,What your partner heard is not only not true, but downright dangerous! All HIV+ folks, men or women, undetectable viral load or not, are contagious. Each time he chooses not to use a condom, he's playing sexual Russian roulette. Read more »

HIV+ person wants children

Hey Dr. Bob I have a client who found out recently that his boyfriend is HIV+. He asked me a question about the possibility of his boyfriend having children in the future. I told him that because it would probably be in vitro fertilization and a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...written recently asking for information about sperm washing and their hopes about having a baby when the man is positive and the woman is negative. There are a growing number of places that provide information and that provide these services.... Read more »

HIV+ Women who have had a baby

Hi Rick. Can you tell me what rate of women who are HIV+ have had HIV negative babies? How many of those women deliberately got pregnant knowing they were HIV+? How did those women become pregnant without infecting another person? Are doctors...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...thechild. The decision whether to have a baby or not, and risk the childbecoming infected, is a deeply personal one. Some women are willing to takethe chance of infecting their babies. Other women are not.I do not know how many women got... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Women Report More Lifetime Partner Violence: Findings from a Voluntary Counseling and Testing Clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

...are different ways in which the epidemics of HIV and violence overlap in the context of women's lives. Violence may increase a woman's risk for HIV infection through forced or coercive sexual intercourse and by limiting her ability to negotiate... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mozambique Partners With U.N., Flemish Government to Launch Program Addressing HIV/AIDS Among Women

...HIV/AIDS epidemic in the country, China's People's Daily reports. Mozambican Health Minister Ivo Garrido on Friday said that women and girls in the country are at an increased risk of HIV infection because of gender inequality, lack of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS Report Says 50 Million Women in Asia at Risk of HIV Infection From Intimate Partners

...AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) in Bali, Indonesia, estimates that more than 90 percent of the 1.7 million HIV-positive women living in Asia were infected by husbands or long-term partners who engaged in "high-risk sexual behaviours," ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers for Professional Partners: Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Healthcare Settings

...prevented. Patients found to have risk behaviors (e.g., heterosexuals or men who have sex with men (MSM) who have multiple sex partners, persons who have received a recent diagnosis of an STD, persons who exchange sex for money or drugs, or... Read more »
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Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone into former poz sex partners and are able to cope with it so women should be able to do the same. I contracted HIV from a woman and I feel that I wouldn't have a problem were I to see her again. Only in putting a face on the disease can we... Read more »

partner positive - now im preg - am i too?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...on the net and its all alot to take in - maybe people with personal experience are better suited 2 help goes: my partner was hiv pos but unaware of his status, i finally concieved (fell pregnant) and then during this time we have... Read more »

hairy leukoplakia

Posted by midman13, 1 Reply
is hairy leukoplakia easy to diagnose because i have some corrugation on the sides of my tongue but it is not white. Is this normal or should i be worried because i also had some swollen lymph nodes and my girlfriend has had 2 yeast infections... Read more »

HIV positive woman looking for connections

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...has also given me so much in the form of unconditional love from family and friends. My main priority now is to find a life partner and possibly to have a child. (Not that different from the average 29 year old female, is it?) I would like to... Read more »