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If I’m A Woman, Can I Get HIV From Another Woman

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Get the Facts
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis
Ask the Experts

Is anal sex ok with a woman that has HIV/AIDS

I am interested in a woman who has HIV/AIDS. She wants to have anal sex not vaginal sex and that is fine with me. Her disease is not active or full blown. Is it all right to have anal sex with her if we take it slow and easy and use lots of K-Y...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello, Let me clarify a few points for you:1.There is no such thing as an HIV infection that is "not active."2.We don't use the term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially blown Read more »

Natural Birth for HIV+ Woman

What are the risks for an HIV woman that has already given birth by C-section over 2 years ago and wishes to have a natural birth this time? Her count is very low almost undetectable.
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...antiretroviral treatment, the chance of transmitting the virus to your baby is very low and vaginal delivery can be considered. Many women can safely delivery a baby vaginally after a prior C-section. However, you should consult with your... Read more »

I am thinking of marrying a HIV+ woman

Hello. I am thinking of marrying a HIV+ woman. She has AIDS, but has no side effects to meds. Can she have kids?Thanks for the servive you provide.
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...HIV infected women do have babies and the risk of the infant becoming infected during pregnancy can be greatly reduced to about 2% if antiretrovirals Read more »

HIV/AIDS among african american women

I'm doing a research paper on African American women who are or at risk of being infected with HIV/AIDS. I'm looking for any statistics related to the subject. Do you know of any information on this or could you direct me to a good resource?
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
A good start for the statistics would be the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov Read more »
Articles
The Body

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: HIV in Women and Men: What's the Difference?

...men. However, there are differences between men and women when it comes to living with HIV -- in fact, living with HIV as a woman can often be more complicated than it is for a man. CHILDREN More than half of HIV-positive women have children.... Read more »
Women Alive

Women, Small Towns, and HIV One Woman's Story

...enough to learn from her and to gain focus on myself and what I need to do to stay alive. She helped me to connect with other women in my situation. There is still so much stigma attached to HIV when you live in a small community. I am afraid... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women Who Have Sex With Women

...confirmed cases of female-to-female transmission of HIV, the findings do not negate the possibility. Information on whether a woman had sex with women is missing in more than 60% of the 246,461 case reports -- possibly because the physician did... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

GMHC Leads Call to Action on National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day During Women's History Month

... New York, N.Y. -- GMHC plans a series of "call to action" events during the month of March (Women's History Month), in response to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is increasingly affecting Read more »
Connect With Others

I'm 23 and Living with HIV: One Woman's Story

Posted by asya
...I just read an article on SavvyMiss.com about a 23-year-old woman living with HIV and her struggle with the disease. I can't believe she has to go through this at such a young age, but she is Read more »

Living with HIV as a Young Woman

Posted by asya
...age, but she is making a huge difference by speaking out and helping others be more aware. http://www.savvymiss.com/ambitious-women/ambitious-women-archive/article/im-23-and-living-with-hiv-one-womans-story-2868.html Read more »

hiv from fingering a woman?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...earlier before i fingered a woman (around 8hrs earlier i would say) i had scratch (that was bleeding)above my knuckle. it was not bleeding nor did it look like Read more »

Woman HIV+ and dating...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...ever find someone who can love me for just me? My ex-husband was also + (and I think the one who infected me)... any other women out there with some advice? Sorry to rant... Read more »