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How Likely Is It To Get AIDS From Vaginal Sex

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Vaginal sex and HIV

Statistically, what is the probability of acquiring HIV from one act ofvaginal sex with an HIV positive person if one is not using a condom... for the guy, that is?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.I have only heard of one report that tried to quantify the risk of HIVtransmission through a single act of intercourse. The source is "K.M. Stone,HIV, STD's, And Other Barriers. In Barrier Contraceptives,... Read more »

9 weeks after protected vaginal sex w/HIV+ developed thrush

I will try to keep this short and to the point but please know all help is apreciated.I met this... Read more »

Unprotected Receptive Vaginal Sex and Necessity of PEP

I am a female who had unprotected vaginal sex with a partner who is HIV+. He withdrew before... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Latino Adolescents Receiving Culturally Adapted HIV Prevention Course Less Likely to Have Sex, More Likely to Use Condoms, Study Says

Latino adolescents who are given a culturally specific HIV prevention and sex education course are less likely to have intercourse and more likely to use condoms than Latinos who do not receive the course, according to a study published in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Cost-Effectiveness of Symptom-Based Testing and Routine Screening for Acute HIV Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men in the USA

Testing for HIV when flu-like symptoms are evident may offer a cost-effective alternative for early detection of HIV infection in men who have sex with men (MSM), reported the authors of the current study. "Acute HIV infection often causes... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recently Homeless Youth More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Increasing Risk of HIV, Other STIs, Study Says

Youth who recently have become homeless are more likely than other youth to engage in risky sexual behavior that can lead to the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, according to a study published in the Jan. 3 online... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UC San Francisco Study: Gay/Bisexual Men Who Were Sexually Abused as Children More Likely to Engage in Unsafe Sex

According to a study in the April issue of Child Abuse & Neglect, men who have sex with men (MSM) are more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors if they were sexually abused as children. The researchers from the University of California San... Read more »
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unprotected vaginal sex

Posted by Anonymous
i am female and went out with a guy about 6 times over the past few weeks. i really liked him and we had sex 2 times in one night - that was the only time we did it.
we did not use a condom but he pulled out. well, after we had sex, he dumped me the... Read more »

Giving vaginal oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I gave vaginal oral sex and french kissing to a stripper and now I worried that I may have contracted HIV. I was tested at 10 & 28 days with the PCR and both were negative. Also, I tested at 2.5, 4, & 7 weeks with the antibody test and they... Read more »

unprotected vaginal sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi folks,
recently i travelled to indonesia and had a brief, unprotected, sexual encounter - vaginal - with one of the local girls - who was not a prostitute, or like profession. i, like most people who visit this website for advice have been... Read more »

unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
I just want to explain what my encounter was and my symptoms one more time to see if there was something about it that could have been risky or if I'm just extremely unlucky.

I visited a casual sex worker and initially had a shower. She then took my... Read more »