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Odds Of Contracting Hiv With Unprotected Sex

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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 »

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 »

Contracting HIV after unprotected oral sex

Hi there,I had oral sex with a high risk guy (who I met randomly) about 5 days ago. I found out... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hong Kong HIV Cases Rise Sharply as a Result of Unprotected Sex

According to health department data released on World AIDS Day, Hong Kong recorded 275 new HIV infections through September 30. "In the whole of 2005, we only recorded 313 infections, so we expect 360 to 380 infections by year's end," said Raymond... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alcohol Use Before Sex and HIV Risk: Situational Characteristics of Protected and Unprotected Encounters Among High-Risk African Women

The authors compared the situational characteristics of protected and unprotected sexual encounters that involved alcohol use two hours prior with ones that did not. The data were collected from December 2002 to December 2005 as part of enrollment... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than One-Third of HIV-Positive MSM in UK Having Unprotected Sex, Study Says

More than one-third of HIV-positive men who have sex with men in the United Kingdom continue to have unprotected sex, according to a study published on Tuesday in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections , AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. For the... Read more »
TheBody.com

Study Estimates HIV Is Transmitted During 1 in 900 Acts of Unprotected Heterosexual Sex

A person living with HIV will transmit the virus, on average, once out of every 900 acts of unprotected heterosexual sex. At least, this is the estimate based on a study of mixed-status couples in Africa , published on Jan. 11 in the Journal of... 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 odds unprotected vaginal with herpies sor

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
What are odds of transmission being insertive partner doing unprotected vaginal sex with herpies sore if lady friend is poz?

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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 sex on one occasion. I don't believe, I had any... Read more »

I had unprotected sex last July.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex last July. I have had no signs or symptoms. I am in Physical therapy school and I have classes in a hospital and I see flyers and adds about HIV/AIDS everyday. Do most people show symptoms by 6 months?
Also, I have heard... Read more »