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How Difficult Is It For A Man To Get Hiv From A Woman

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Women and HIV

How Serious Is HIV for Women? What Do Women Need to Know? What Do Researchers Need to Know? Treatment for Women The Bottom Line How Serious Is HIV for Women? Only 7% of AIDS cases reported in 1985 in the U.S. were women and girls. That percentage grew to 27% in 2007 and appears stable through 2012. About 80% of women are infected through sex with an HIV-infected man (often an injection drug user), and many through injection drug use...
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Worried: HIV positive woman with negative man....

I have tested positive in July 2003.I am not on meds yet as my CD 4 is still reasonable high.I have been going out with my boyfriend for 3 yrs now with a very exciting relationship.He is negative but in the past three months he has been acting...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
First, you need to speak to him about this subject. At this point, you don't know why his behavior has changed. The best course is to ask him about the change. Relationships go through all sorts of changes over time, and his pulling back may... Read more »

HIV negative woman with positive man - how do I cope?

Dear Dr. Shernoff:I don't know how to make this concise - everything seems so complicated right now that it's hard to put it all into a sentence or two. I am a woman who has been involved for over a year with an HIV+ man. Because he had...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I hear your pain and isolation loud and clear. All of your feelings, fears and concerns are perfectly normal, and it is an enormous burden for you not to be able to openly discuss these crucial issues with your partner. Dr. Robert Remien, at the... Read more »

woman with herpes/moment of non-protected vaginal sex with hiv+ man

Hi, I scoured your the previously posed questions but didn't find a situation like mine. I had sex with a man I've known for 8 years last night. We had sex with a condom for a few minutes and then stopped. A little while later, he slid...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Based upon the description of your sexual encounter with this HIV positive man, the only behavior that constituted a real risk for infection was the time that his penis was inside of your vagina. The fact that the exposure was brief and that he did... Read more »

RE HIV negative woman with positive man - how do I cope?

Dear Dr. Shernoff:I am the person who wrote that memo last week. Thank you for your kind reply - it really meant a lot to me. I have spoken to my partner about my feelings and, although I had spoken to him about this before, your words gave me the...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am very glad to hear that your partner was open to talking with you about this very important issue. I would urge you to talk to the leaders of the couples group in your city. Even though they are currently composed of just gay men there is no... Read more »
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sex HIV-woman HIV+ man

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I have met the most wonderful man almost a year ago. We met through a friend of mine that I work with. She does not know that he is positive. It took 2 months before he told me. We have not slept together. He told me from the beginning that he... Read more »

I am HIV- woman IN love with a HIV+ man. . . .

Posted by Tigeress1975, 4 Replies
I knew about his status before the talk about us even liking each other last year. He was/is very honest and upfront about his status and I admire him for that. We started to date and it took us almost 2 months to make love. I am just curious is... Read more »

Woman Falling in Love with an HIV+ Man

Posted by Natural, 4 Replies
This is all very new to me... I only recently found out that a man I had dated in the past, who has recently come back into my life is HIV positive. Despite the clinical information that I am able to obtain online/from counselors - can anyone offer... Read more »

HIV neg woman sex with AIDS infected man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question that may sound stupid...I am an HIV neg female who had sex with my really close friend who has progressed to AIDS. I used a female condom and he used a condom as well. This is the second time this has happened and I have been... Read more »