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Percentage Of American Heterosexual Hiv Infection

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HIV/AIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Fast Facts HIV affects AI/AN in ways that are not always apparent because of their small population sizes. Of all races/ethnicities, AI/AN had the highest percentages of diagnosed HIV infections due to injection drug use. AI/AN face HIV prevention challenges, including poverty, high rates of STIs, and stigma. HIV is a public health issue among the approximately 5.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), who...
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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 and cost. Besides, quarantining your partner for 12 days is a bit impractical, doncha'... Read more »

HEMOPHILIA AND HIV INFECTION IN ABSOLUTELY HETEROSEXUAL MAN

DEAR DOC. I AM STRICTLY HETEROSEXUAL MAN OF 43 YEARS OLD, I WAS DETECTED HIV + 2 WEEKS AGO IN A ROUTINE EXAMINATION BEFORE MARRIED, I AM AFRAID TO HAVE CONTRACTED HIV VIRUS IN 1999 HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX WITH A FEMALE DOCTOR, SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Her history might have put her at risk for HIV infection and in turn that is how you got infected.MH... Read more »

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
Hi M,HIV can permeate across mucous membranes. The urethra, pee hole, is lined with a mucous membrane. Hence, HIV merely needs to have access to that opening to potentially cause an infection. It really doesn't have to "travel!"By the... Read more »

Why do Heterosexuals get infected ?

If men are at lower risk of getting HIV than women when a hetero couple have sex why do we so many heterosexual men contract HIV ? I can understand why many women contract HIV but why the men ?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I suspect that some of it relates to whether these men are truly hetero or bisexual, and whether injection drug use is a risk factor.MH... Read more »
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ATTN: Heterosexuals - Taking action to find love

Posted by Anonymous
Did you know that if you are one of the 1% percent of Americans to have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, finding that special someone may present quite a challenge. However, we must not give up. Please read this and you can make a difference and... Read more »

Infected Heterosexual Women

Posted by Anonymous
I am the sister of a man that has full blown AIDS. Since his diagnosis, I have left corporate america to work for a non-profit organization that provides transitional housing, mental health, and substance abuse services to indigent people living... Read more »

Heterosexual Male Infections

Posted by hello123, 2 Replies
I keep reading that is hard for a woman to give HIV to a man. If that is the case, how do heterosexual non-drug using men get infected then? They have to be infected by a woman at some point. Read more »

For the Heterosexual worried well

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Researchers ID Risk Factors for Heterosexual HIV Transmission
In the nation's largest and longest study of heterosexual HIV transmission, UCSF researchers found transmission rates remain extremely low. Those rates, they said, could be even lower by... Read more »