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Odds Of Contracting Hiv For Heterosexual Black Women

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Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...Their Risks for HIV Infection In order to prevent new HIV infection in women, we must first understand how women are being infected with HIV. According to many studies, approximately 40% of HIV-positive women report that they contracted HIV through sex with men. This number has not changed dramatically over the past two decades. What has changed, however, is an increasing number of women who do not know how they got HIV. In one large study...
Ask the Experts

Where does HIV have to travel in order for a heterosexual male to get infected?

Dr. Bob,If a heterosexual male was having unprotected sex with a female, where does HIV have to travel for that person to become infected? Barring any cuts or scrapes in the genital or groin area, does it have to just get inside the opening at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from an HIV positive female via unprotected vaginal sex! It's all relative. Remember, worldwide HIV is predominantly spread by heterosexual contact. There are 34,000,000 of us infected. The vast majority of males living with HIV worldwide were... Read more »

Transmission of HIV in mixed HIV status, heterosexual couple

My husband is HIV+ and was probably infected circa 5 years ago. We did not know of his infection until this month, and so had unprotected sex on at least 20 occasions in the five years. My recent HIV tests have been negative, and we are no longer...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 1 per 1,000 exposures. Statistically it's very possible that you did not contract HIV, despite the 20 exposures over the past 5 years.Regarding HIV testing, it's recommended you get tested at the... Read more »


This is a comment on one of the readers questions asking if you can get hiv by penetrating a woman who has hiv just ONE time when not wearing a condom, in other words not practising safe sex. One time. Yes you can, I did it one time and got it I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thank you for writing in and sharing your story. It's amazing how many heterosexual guys do not believe they are at risk for HIV. Obviously our HIV awareness and prevention programs under the sex-phobic Bush Administration Read more »

Questions from a Male Heterosexual "circulating (recombinant forms, CRF A/E, HIV subtypes)

I am a male heterosexual with multiple partners. These women vary in sexual histories, with some of their sexual histories being very limited but others being extremely extensive. Some are American and other are from various countries abroad. None...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Male Heterosexual,1.PCR testing is not recommended for HIV diagnostic screening, due to the rate of false positives, other technical considerations Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

HIV in Black Women: It's Not About Men on the Down Low slowing your roll, committing yourself to being honest, and requiring honesty in return. "Yes, there are women who have contracted HIV because they were with a man they trusted who betrayed them. But someone who's involved with a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Official Says "Down Low" Men Not Responsible for High HIV Rates Among Black Women

...times that of white women. HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for black women ages 25-34, and 80 percent of new cases are contracted through heterosexual contact. "What we're seeing is a concentration of the epidemic among the poor, among... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York City Group Promotes Awareness on National HIV/AIDS Day for Women, Girls 10 in the early years of the epidemic. In addition, almost 90% of HIV-positive women and 94% of teenage girls who recently contracted the disease are black or Hispanic, the AP/ USA Today reports (AP/ USA Today , 3/9). In the U.S., women... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

...consistently. Biologic Vulnerability and Sexually Transmitted Diseases A woman is significantly more likely than a man to contract HIV infection during vaginal intercourse. 14 , 15 Additionally, the presence of some sexually transmitted... Read more »
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May 1 Event for Heterosexual Men & Women with HIV

Posted by keithmk1
...Spring Party for Straight Men & Women Living with HIV Saturday, May 1, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Vudu Lounge, 1487 1st Ave., Manhattan (77th & 78th Sts.) Dance floor, DJ, cash bar, light Read more »

Poz magazine sanctions that HIV is a gay disease

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...said Michael Weinstein, head of the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation. He said that worldwide, it is increasingly heterosexuals who have become ill. "AIDS is not a gay disease," Weinstein said. "It's not an African American disease;... Read more »

Where are the Heterosexual HIV/AIDS Dating sites

Posted by 30Years, 2 Replies
...rude as I do not want to offend anyone. I would just like to find a dating website where I can find me a good woman. I am a Heterosexual man looking for a Heterosexual woman. Why is this so hard? I may come off as a man who just want to date... Read more »

Women's HIV Risk From Heterosexual Sex Rises

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...efforts have been geared toward reaching gay men and intravenous drug users, the groups that made up most HIV/AIDS cases. Black women make up almost half of women newly diagnosed with HIV in the state, and Hispanic women are represented... Read more »