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How Hiv Infects Women Through The Vagina

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 ,2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have...
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how many cell-fee HIV need to infect a vagina

Dear MarkIf HIV is transmitted from man to woman, is it true that only a few cell-free particles are required for infection to occur via the vagina and if so, how few cell-free particles are required?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The answer is truly unknowable.... Read more »

HIV infection and Peripheral Neuropathy in Women

Hi, I have had two sexual partners this year (2011). One of my partners, we have practiced safe vaginal sex (using a condom) everytime and unprotected oral sex twice (I was the receptor or "giver". The second time ejaculate in my mouth, of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.The symptoms you describe are not consistent with HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. Rather they are quite consistent with anxiety.Your HIV-acquisition risk is relatively low. I would advise getting a single HIV-antibody test three months after... 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 then I rubbed her breast and and masterbated am I at risk for transmision of HIV ?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're wondering if HIV can travel from the outside of a vagina via the touch of a hand and travel to the breast by touch ("but no visible fluid") and then travel from the breast via a different hand and ultimately arrive on... Read more »

Finger in sex worker vagina "am i in threat of HIV infection or not"

Couple nights ago it was my bachelor night i inserted finger to sex worker vagina to recover my engagement ring. my skin near the nail circle is very rough and with little broken skin. but the broken skin doesnt bleed nor i feel pain or neither it...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is absolutely no risk from the situation you describe. <b>None</b>. You gave the perfect reason: "the broken skin doesnt bleed nor i feel pain or neither it burns." Your skin wasn't open. It... Read more »
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UNPROTECTED VAGINAL INTERCOURSE WITH HIV POZ WOMEN

Posted by jaelitt, 7 Replies
On 7/1/2012 i had unprotected vaginal sex with hiv positive women 2 weeks after i started to fill really ill. It started with a sore throat then dehydration,nausea,headache,dry skin,sore neck,loss of appetite and energy,eye irritaion and a few days... Read more »

Possible HIV infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
On 1/15/99 I had vaginal sex with a woman that I met at a bar. I used a condom but unfortunately it broke. Five days later I started to have headaches, queasy stomach, and pain in my upper groin area. My lymph glands in my neck are not swollen. My... Read more »

Infected Heterosexual Women

Posted by Anonymous
I am the sister of a man that has full blown AIDS. Since his diagnosis, I have left corporate america to work for a non-profit organization that provides transitional housing, mental health, and substance abuse services to indigent people living... Read more »

U.S. women read this

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
In the U.S., and globally, most women are infected with Hiv sexually (vaginal route), and these women are infected by bisexual men, who got infected themselves by having sex with other men! So say top Hiv experts, such as Joel Gallant. There are... Read more »