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Is Female To Male Hiv Transmission Rare

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"Female to male transmission in the US is pretty rare."

Dr Wohl,I noticed in a recent answer to a question you've stated, "Female to male transmission in the US is pretty rare." This makes me wonder;Where do the heterosexual males who infect females get the virus from to begin with?Thank...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This is a great question and one many people are thinking about. It is clear just from asking folks testing positive what their risk factors for HIV are that the vast majority of men with HIV acquired the virus from a man. But, not all did. Some,... Read more »

Male-to-female transmission rates vs. female-to-male

Can you cite some reputable studies about the difference in male-to-female and female-to-male... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Might Reduce Risk of Male-to-Female HIV Transmission, Study Says

Male circumcision might reduce the risk of HIV transmission from HIV-positive men to their female partners, according to a study presented Wednesday at the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Denver, Reuters reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Might Reduce Risk of Female-to-Male HIV Transmission by About 60%, Study Says

Male circumcision might reduce the risk of men contracting HIV through sexual intercourse with women by about 60%, according to a study published in the November issue of PLoS Medicine , BBC News reports ( BBC News , 10/25). French and South... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Female-to-Female Transmission of HIV

This is an answer from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to a question submitted by the CDC National AIDS Hotline concerning female-to-female sexual transmission of HIV. NAH Question: Female-to-female sexual transmission --... Read more »
TheBody.com

Rare HIV Sexual Transmission Between Women Is Documented in Texas

Health officials in Houston, Texas, have reported a rare female-to-female sexual transmission of HIV. The transmission took place in August 2012 between two women in a monogamous relationship; laboratory testing has confirmed that the virus in the... Read more »
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Female to male transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is there any truth that female to male transmission of HIV is rare? Where can I get some truth on this matter? I had a 1 night stand with somone that I met online. It was unprotected vaginal sex. Please someone tell me that my chances are very... Read more »

Female to male transmission and visa versa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When they say there is a very small chance for men to get HIV from a woman sexually, this means when the woman HAS HIV.

For women, they can get HIV from males sexually (vaginal) extremely easy, it can be one chance in one! Some women do not catch... Read more »

Male to Female Transmission is Low!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks!

This post is targeted to those like me:
a heterosexual male in his early to mid twenties who have had a brief unprotected vaginal exposure.

I just want to remind you guys that female to male transmission is pretty darn low. It's not... Read more »

Female-to-Male transmission

Posted by lauramanyap, 2 Replies
I was wondering if anyone out there knows any males who has been infected with HIV through sex with a female. Thanks. Read more »