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How Likely Is It To Get AIDS From Vaginal Sex

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Safer Sex Guidelines

Stick to your limits. Don't let alcohol or drugs or an attractive partner make you forget to protect yourself. The Bottom Line HIV infection can occur during sexual activity. Sex is safe only if there is no HIV, no blood or sexual fluids, or no way for HIV to get into the body. You can reduce the risk of infection if you avoid unsafe activities or if you use barriers like condoms. Decide on your limits and stick to them.
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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 girl in a bar and just found out HIV+ after 7 weeks.Post risk factor of vaginal sex w/condom (no oral not even kissing) by approximatly 8 weeks tested...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Have you been diagnosed with thrush? If not, you should leave the diagnosis of symptoms up to a doctor.It is highly unlikely that you would have been infected with HIV when having sex with a condom with an HIV infected woman. Condoms are very... Read more »

Vaginal sex w/ + boyfriend

I have been searching through your archieves and I was unable to find anything regarding my specific situation, but if I missed it, I apologize.I am a woman and I am in a relationship with an HIV+ man. He has been very afraid of infecting me so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Condoms, latex or non-latex, very seldom break when used properly. (Proper use includes the liberal use of condom-compatible lubricants.) I would advise against using latex condoms if you are allergic to latex, as the allergic reaction could (and... 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 ejaculation. No other STIs present. He is on ARVs so his VL is low but not undetectable. It has been about 36 hours. Should I seek PEP? Thank you. ...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello there, There are studies that have come out stating that if someone who has HIV, is on medications and their viral load is undetectable that the likelihood of transmission is small. With your partner being on medication but not undetectable it... 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 »