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Odds Of Contracting Hiv In America

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Odds of contracting HIV through protected sex

What are the odds of contracting HIV through protected vaginal sex with a person known to have the virus? How do those odds change with protected anal sex? I have not been able to find a straight answer on this, and there are many different...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Another QTND (Question That Never Dies). The odds of contracting HIV through "protected" sex (vaginal or otherwise) with a poz partner are exactly zero, zilch, none, nada, nyet! That's assuming that "protected" means the... Read more »

My odds of contracting HIV?

Heya Dr Bob,I've been reading the body for a while now and really do appreciate the constant... Read more »

Odds of contraction for + Bottom (undetectable), - Top having protected anal sex

I'm HIV+ and my new boyfriend is negative. I have been undetectable for well over a year. If... Read more »
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Save One Life

Overcoming the Odds: Barry Haarde -- First Person With Hemophilia and HIV to Bike Across the USA

Barry at Astoria-Megler Bridge in Astoria, Oregon -- at the starting line. Photo credit: Dan Machnik Photography. Barry with Laurie Kelley, founder and president of Save One Life, who joined the ride on the last day from Manchester to... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Passing the HIV Test for Black America

HIV is a complicated virus, and combating it has demanded everyone involved -- from scientists to community activists to policymakers -- to develop inventive, often complex solutions. But one of the most powerful public health tools for controlling... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Miss America: "Good Choices" Key

Caressa Cameron, Miss America 2010, spoke recently to about two dozen Pittsburgh school girls at a downtown conference staged by the non-profit Educating Teens About HIV/AIDS. Cameron asked the girls to count off and stand up as she gave statistics... Read more »
TheBody.com

Is AIDS in Black America More About Behavior or Institutional Factors?

Kellee Terrell It's not a secret that African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most impacted by HIV/AIDS. While we account for a mere 14 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 44 percent of all new HIV infections. And yet when it... Read more »
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What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

what are the Odds ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello I had unsafe sex with a person who doesnt know if they have HIV+ what are the odds that I can get HIV+ from one sex exposure ?

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Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What are the odds/chances of being infected with HIV from a one-time oral sex encounter? I am a male who received oral sex from another male whose status I did not know. That is my ONLY risk. It was something that I was curious about, but after... Read more »

ARE THE ODDS INCORRECT???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Most of the people, if not all resources, say the chances for getting HIV through insertive vaginal is 5/10000 right??? Well, half of 10000 is 5000, right??? So, realistically speaking, i dont think ANYBODYwould have unprotected sex with a poz or... Read more »