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Odds Of Infection Vaginal Sex

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AIDS InfoNet


...not feel they can demand, or even ask their male partners to use a condom. Currently, over 50% of new HIV infections worldwide occur in women. The use of microbicides could be controlled by women. They could be applied before sex. They won't require male cooperation to use, the way male and female condoms do. Some might be products women can use without their partners' knowledge. They will come in gels, foams, and creams. Some may take the...
Ask the Experts

Unsafe vaginal sex

You stated in an answer before: If infected vaginal/cervical fluids come into contact with the man's urethra (pee hole), HIV transmission could occur. That's why we always recommend latex condoms for penetrative sex. But isn't this risk considered...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope! That's the point! HIV is actively taken up and transported across mucous membranes such as the lining of the urethra or vagina (but not "regular skin"). Direct access to the bloodstream via cuts or abrasions is not necessary if infected... Read more »

Unsafe sex with hiv +

This might sound ignorant, but ,if I had unsafe sex ( vaginal intercourse ) with a hiv + female partner, do I automatically get infected ?When should I take a test ?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...fluid contact, and immune response of the exposed person will influence the likelihood of transmission.When you have unprotected sex with someone who is HIV infected (vaginal and anal primarily), you have a known exposure which increases the odds... Read more »

Risky Sex

Yes i had sex with a women off the street which i paid to have sex with as soon as we started i got in her and the comdom broke(i notice asap) so i took it out. am i at risk?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...absent when having exposure to HIV infected vaginal fluids, there is not a significant risk to the insertive partner vaginal sex when wearing a condom (even if it breaks). The CDC states that condom breakages rarely result in HIV transmission.If... Read more »

What are the odds ?

I have concerns about someone my HIV + wife is dating. He claims to have gotten the virus through hetero sex and I beleive the chances of a man be infected by a woman sexually are very slim.IT normally wouldn't matter but I have young children and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation a bit odd that your wife is dating. But nonetheless, your assumption that "the chances of a man being infected by a woman sexually are very slim" is false. The vast majority of HIV infections in the 43,000,000 folks currently infected occurred... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...tear the condom. Body jewelry in or around your penis or vagina might also tear a condom. Use a new condom every time you have sex, or when the penis moves from the rectum to the vagina. Check the condom during sex, especially if it feels... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...Yourself What Are Microbicides? Microbicides are new products being developed to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs). Microbicides could come in many forms, including gels, creams, suppositories, films,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Vaccines

...Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. Prophylaxis means prevention. One study, the iPrEX study, showed good results in men who have sex with men. Microbicides might be another way to prevent HIV infection. These are substances that could be applied... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Safer Sex Post-SRS: A Brave New World, Indeed

...enclosed environment is perfect for their breeding needs. Close proximity to the anal area also increases the odds of bacterial vaginal infections, so get used to wiping front to back now if you aren't already. Your partner/s should also use... Read more »
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HIV Infection

Posted by StanDuminy
...Well, there really is no such thing as safe sex. The only way to ensure not getting HIV from sex is to not have sex-but people can have safer sex. Using condoms properly every Read more »

My situation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Ok, here is my situation. I met a girl in a bar and after many drinks I ended up going home with her. I had sex with her using a condom. The next morning we started to have sex again without a condom, after about 30 seconds to a minute I Read more »

Precum and barebacking

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...this point in my life I realize any risk is too high, however, what kind of statistics do you think would reflect unprotected sex with a person of unknown status, no ejaculation, maybe precum? How would you interpret Dr. Bob's answer to that... Read more »

vaginal infections

Posted by curiousme, 1 Reply
...been battling bacterial vaginosis over the two year period. After unprotected insertive vaginal I picked up a really nasty vaginal infection and was diagnosed with BV, tested for tric and clamydia sp? and they were negative. I was ok for a... Read more »