How Does A Man Contract Hiv From A Woman

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My husband got HIV from an infected Man or Woman?

I am starting to wonder whether or not my husband is telling me the truth about his activity with prostitutes call girls or would it be more possible that he contracted HIV from receiving anal sex from another man or possible oral sex with either...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sorry to hear about your husband's recent infection. I have no way to determine over the Internet if he slept with men, women or both. Does it really matter now?As for trying to determine if your hubby is straight as a lawn dart or gay as the... Read more »

Heterosexual HIV exposure

Dr. Bob, Is it true that it's more difficult for a man to contract HIV from a woman than vice... Read more »

The real deal on Condoms?

I think you do a great job on this site.Is there anyway a man can contract HIV from a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

...transmitted sexually in women and that it was "previously thought there had to be a break in [genital tissue] somehow" for women to contract the virus. He added that the study's findings show that "[n]ormal skin is vulnerable." For the study,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Married Women in India Who Experience Physical, Sexual Abuse by Husbands More Likely to Contract HIV, Study Finds

...said, adding that extramarital relationships on the part of their husbands help explain why many women who experience abuse are contracting the virus. "A woman who is abused by her husband is truly placed in a situation of 'double jeopardy'... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... Neighborhood genocide survivor associations in Rwanda are providing psychosocial support to HIV-positive women who contracted the virus through rape during the country's 1994 genocide, NPR's " Morning Edition " reports (Baron, "Morning Edition,"... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

KCET's "Life and Times" Examines How Black, Latino Women in Los Angeles County Are Contracting HIV From Former Prison Inmates

...from partners who have been released from prison. Women traditionally have not been seen as part of a group at high risk of contractingHIV, Felix Capro, associate medical director for HIV services at AltaMed Health Services , said. HIV/AIDS... Read more »
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putting men at risk?

Posted by swuitninnacent, 8 Replies
...good true factual info?? I've heard that its common and easy for a man to infect his partner but very difficult for a man to contract it from a woman. Is this true??? I have not had any sexual relations to date with anyone but the man who... Read more »

No need to Wave the Gay Flag Here

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...As a father of a gay HIV son its totally irrelevant to me when I hear such crap as HIV isnt a "gay disease" worldwide. In DeMoines with your ass up in Read more »

Is this possible?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the folks who take the time to give answers and information. So here is my very basic question. Is there ANYWAY a man can contractHIV from a woman ( assuming she is positive of course) if he is using a latex condom and it does not come off? ... Read more »

Interesting news story of man with HIV?

Posted by RPH
...said assistant prosecutor Kathleen Fisher, "but that's what he's done to these people, his victims." A 29-year-old woman who contracted HIV in the mid-1990s after having sex with Sykes testified at the sentencing hearing that her life had been... Read more »
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