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Is Hiv Transmission From Female To Male One Time Unlikely

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Female to male HIV transmission?

I would really appreciate an answer to this question. While having vaginal intercourse with a "paid professional" in a city known for that kind of trade, I experienced a break in the condom and was exposed for at least 15 seconds, but...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,Those 30 seconds were unlikely to have been enough time for transmission to have occurred. Your symptoms are not HIV related. If you like, go in for an initial test at 28 days. That result will be a good indicator of what to expect at 90... Read more »

Incubation period/female to male transmission

Hi. I'm new to your forum and have found it to be quite informative. I am 41, married with two... Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times, Baltimore Sun Examine Increasing Practice in Southern Africa of Male Circumcision to Prevent HIV Transmission

The New York Times on Friday examined the increasing practice in Southern Africa of male circumcision, which can be a "simple and possibly potent weapon" against HIV transmission (LaFraniere, New York Times , 4/28). A study published in the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis Is Associated With Higher Risk of Female-to-Male Transmission of HIV

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an imbalance of naturally occurring vaginal micro-organisms caused by a decrease in normal helpful bacteria and an increase in harmful bacteria. BV increases women's risks of acquiring HIV and other STDs as well as... Read more »
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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 »

Female to Male Transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

It is MUCH harder for a women to give it to a man, for the obvious reasons-HIV has to be exposed to a mucous membrance and the only one on the penis is the opening of the Urethra. It is much easier the other way as the vagina is a BIG membrane.

Som... 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 Anonymous, 3 Replies
It's a scarey fact but more and more hetero men are getting HIV
from women. It's still three times easier for a woman to get it
from a man but I've met lots of straight men with HIV lately.
There was even a story recently of a big straight male porn... Read more »