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How Do Women Contract Hiv

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Ask the Experts

contracting HIV

is it possible for two HIV negative women to contract HIV by having a threesome with an HIV negative male? this may sound stupid, but about 10 years ago, i remember someone tellingme that AIDS could be caused by the mixture of the genital secretions...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...question specifically no!I suggest you spend a bit of time reviewing the information on this site and related links pertaining to HIV transmission, just on the off chance you might harbor a few more leftover crackpot ideas from your "abstinence... Read more »

How can I get HIV?

I have heard and read several times about the various ways of contracting HIV. However, I would... Read more »

Can anemics contract HIV?

I have heard from several different people that men and women with anemia cannot contract the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NPR's "Morning Edition" Examines Neighborhood Support Provided to Rwandan Women Who Contracted HIV Through Rape

...reports (Baron, "Morning Edition," NPR, 3/14). During the genocide, Hutu militia raped Tutsi women in a deliberate plan to use HIV/AIDS as a weapon. Many of the women remain hesitant to seek HIV testing and treatment ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

...female vaginal tract." He added, "We urgently need new prevention strategies or therapeutics to block the entry of HIV through a woman's genital skin" ( BBC News , 12/17). According to Reuters, researchers in the past have assumed that HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

22 Women Contract HIV After Microbicide Tests in South Africa

...contracted HIV. "We have found that about 22 women from the 604 participants at the trial site in KwaZulu-Natal were infected by the AIDS virus," ministerial spokesperson Sibani Mngadi said. "We are investigating whether these women were... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Map Genes of Parasite That Increases Risk for Women to Contract HIV, Study Says

...parasite Trichomonas vaginalis , which causes millions of sexually transmitted infections annually and increases women's risk of contracting HIV, according to a study published in the Jan. 12 issue of the journal Science , BBC News reports... Read more »
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HIV from one-time sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I want to know how many women contract HIV from having sex with a + person only a few times. I know it is possible, but I've heard it usually takes repeated exposure to Read more »

Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
...the hetero-poz community and the roadblocks that I face at every turn. At the present women are the most at risk group for contracting HIV. Who are they getting infected by? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and figure they are likely getting... Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...things even worse by possibly getting this girl pregnant). I saw my doctor, and she said it's less likely for a guy to contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via vaginal... Read more »

awaiting results

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi. Three years ago I had unprotected sex with a guy of unknown HIV status and I just got tested last week. I know that I should have done it before then, but I just let myself not think about Read more »