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Is Hiv Infection From Female To Male Low Risk

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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted... Read more »

Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Associations Between Alcohol Misuse and Risks for HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Multiple Female Sexual Partners in Cape Town, South Africa

...(b) Are condoms applied less effectively and less consistently by problem drinkers compared to those who are not? (c) Are the female sexual partners of problem drinkers different from those who are not?" In two peri-urban settings on the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk Factors for HIV Infection in a National Adult Population: Evidence From the 2003 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey

...higher risk for being HIV-positive. Both men and women from Nyanza province were found to be at a particularly high risk for HIV infection (OR = 2.9 and 2.3, respectively), compared to men and women from Nairobi. Males ages 35-44 had the highest... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...partners are infected. During sex, HIV is transmitted from men to women about twice as easily as from women to men. A woman's risk of infection is highest with anal intercourse, or if she has a vaginal infection. The risk of infection is higher... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV Infection and Superinfection

...reduced (but not eliminated) rates of HIV transmission and reduction in unprotected sex. 4 Regarding potential reduction of risk within MSM populations, analysis of data from the San Francisco Young Men's Health Study evaluated transmission... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...transmitted through transfusions of contaminated blood or blood components. Today, because of blood screening and heat treatment, the risk of getting HIV from such transfusions is extremely small. Contaminated needles HIV is frequently spread... Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 1 Reply
...nine or 10 times a month, and over time, 38 people became infected. Earlier data from the same research team showed that the risk of people transmitting HIV is slight if the amount of virus in their bloodstream is low. Those findings have... 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 »

Unprotected Sex with an HIV infected Female

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Hi There, Im extremely worried after having unprotected sex with a female partner (4/5 times) who has today kindly anounced to me she is HIV positive. During those 4 or 5 times, we also engaged in Anal Read more »