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How Likely Is It To Get HIV From Having Sex During Period

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Conclusive answer wanted: is HIV - female more likely to be infected during menstruation by receptive penile sex?

Dear Doctor,While you website is incredibly comprehensive and coherent in most topics, it is with frustration and much dissapointment that I have been able to find so little information devoted to the potential increased risk for a woman to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi R.,Sorry, there is no "new information." As I hope you can appreciate, collecting information on this topic would be incredibly challenging. You certainly cannot do a controlled clinical trial to gain more detailed information on this... Read more »

What's your first HIV test like?

Im sure that others, as well as myself, are interested in knowing what happens when you go that... Read more »

3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns.... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »
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In New York City, Unsafe Sex More Likely Among HIV-Infected Women Than HIV-Infected Gay or Heterosexual Men

A New York City Health Department study presented Wednesday at the 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston reports that HIV-positive women in the city are more likely to have unprotected sex than infected gay or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More MSM Practicing Sero-Sorting to Prevent HIV; MSM in Committed Relationships Less Likely to Practice Risky Behaviors, Studies Say

An increasing number of men who have sex with men in San Francisco are practicing sero-sorting -- in which people who know their HIV status search for partners of the same status -- as a way to protect against HIV, according to a study published... Read more »
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Unprotected hetero sex. Likely STD, HIV? HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a male and about two months ago I did a stupid thing and cheated on my girlfriend with a new friend. I had began to have unprotected sex and I freaked out and said that I had to stop because I realized how stupid what I was doing was. I did... Read more »

sex with a condom, but she had her period.

Posted by Nelson44, 2 Replies
Hi Everyone,

I just need someone to give me some output regarding having protected sex with a female(most likely HIV-, but not sure)
but in the middle of having sex her period started and there was blood on the condom, no breakage, slippage or... Read more »

how likely?

Posted by whattodo22, 1 Reply
About 2 months i was with a new partner. We didn't actully have sex but it came close. There was alot kissing, skin to skin contact of the genitals, and slight penatraction on and off for about 10 mins, but not full, and no sex actually took place.

5... Read more »

stds are more likely than hiv? correct me plz

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my dr told me this, yet i didn't believe him you have a 80-100% chance of getting an std. from a female as opposed to hiv. wow that kinda makes a person feel better. as i haven't had an std. in the archives i found that, men that have sex only... Read more »