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Insertive Vaginal Sex, Risk, Uncircumcised, High Viral Load

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Likelihood of infection with high viral load, protected versus unprotected vaginal intercourse

I am a female who engaged in one episode of protected heterosexual sex with a male of an unknown status. He did not finish inside of me because I asked him not to do so. A couple days after the incident, he told me he had a fever and felt ill....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThanks for the question and I hope to put your mind at ease! 1. Protected sex is obviously the best way to prevent transmission of any type of sexually transmitted infection. The chances of HIV transmission increase with a higher viral load and... Read more »

Should I be more concerned because I'm uncircumcised?

Dear Dr.,Today I had a single act of unprotected anal intercourse as the insertive partner.... Read more »

Insertive Vaginal Sex - Did you say 1 in 500 with infected partner

Dear Mr. Kull:Approximately two months ago I had unprotected sex (insertive vaginal... Read more »
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Washing Penis Soon After Sex Increases Risk of HIV Among Uncircumcised Men, Study Says

Washing the penis minutes after sex might increase the risk of HIV infection among uncircumcised men, according to a study funded by NIH 's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and presented on July 25 at the 4th IAS Conference on... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Insight Into HIV Transmission Risk When the Viral Load Is Undetectable and No Condom Is Used

The sexual transmission of HIV occurs after an exposure to fluids that contain HIV, such as semen and fluids from the vagina and rectum. The amount of virus in these fluids (also known as viral load) is the most important factor that determines... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Discussions of Viral Load in Negotiating Sexual Episodes With Primary and Casual Partners Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

HIV-positive persons with lower viral loads are at reduced risk for transmitting the virus to their sex partners, recent studies indicate. As information about the association between viral load and HIV risk disseminates throughout high-risk... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Treatment and Viral Load: What Do We Know About Their Effect on HIV Transmission?

Antiretroviral treatment can reduce the viral load in the blood and other bodily fluids to undetectable levels and research shows this can decrease the risk of HIV transmission. This knowledge has generated interest among people living with HIV and... Read more »
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Unprotected Insertive Vaginal Sex????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I'm wondering what the statistics are on heterosexual males becoming infected by unprotected vaginal sex. Is this common? I know it is considered high risk. How many people have been infected this way? Do people commonly become infected... Read more »

unprotected insertive vaginal sex-Jazz and others

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Would like to ask a few experts on this board......Jazz and others. Here is my story.

I was on a business trip a couple of weeks ago and met a girl (unknown status) in the bar of the hotel I was staying at. She was very hesitant on going back to... Read more »

High Risk receptive vaginal sex - symptoms Please help

Posted by AloneInMyMadness, 1 Reply
I am so ashamed of myself and scared to death. My husband and I split up and were getting a divorce, I was extremely distraught and broken up about it. I went on a kick of "screw it, life is short" I got a job as a bartender, stopped going to... Read more »

Vaginal Fluids + Viral Load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How does this actually work?
If a man has unprotected vaginal sex with an HIV+ women, what are his chances of getting the virus? Do a women's vaginal fluids have to contain a certain amount of the virus, even if some does get into the tip of the... Read more »