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Probability Of Contracting Hiv Thru Vaginal Sex

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What is the probability of HIV transmission from one episode of unprotected vaginal intercourse?

Dear Dr. Cordova,About 5 weeks ago, I was having sex with a girl I met at a bar and my condom broke. I realized this had happened only after I pulled out. As a consequence I have been increasingly worried about having contracted HIV during these...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

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Hi, there:The risk from this particular situation is fairly low. A one-time incident of insertive vaginal sex is not the highest risk situation. Blood banks do screen for the presence of HIV. If there was HIV present in the blood that she donated,... Read more »

Probability of having contracted syphilis?

Hello,I recently (4 days ago) had an encounter with a 24 - 25 yr old woman. This was a chance... Read more »

What is the probability of acquiring HIV through sex with an infected woman?

Before I ask this question I just want to add that I plan on being tested for HIV in the next month... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

People With HSV-2 Are Probably Two to Three Times More Lkely to Contract HIV

Doctors are warning that genital herpes (HSV-2) -- which is believed to infect an estimated one in eight Australians -- can facilitate HIV infection. Dr. Darren Russell, director of Cairns Sexual Health, said people with HSV-2 are probably two to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Can Contract HIV Through Healthy Vaginal Tissue, Study Says

A new study has found that HIV appears to attack normal, healthy genital tissue in women and does not require breaks in the skin to infiltrate cells, offering new perspectives on how the virus is spread, researchers said on Tuesday, Reuters ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Condom Use Reduces Young Women's Risk of Contracting HPV, Study Says

Young women whose partners use condoms every time they have sex are 70% less likely to contract the human papillomavirus than women whose partners use condoms less than 5% of the time, according to a study published in the June 22 edition of the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Who Use Microbicides, Still Contract HIV Could End Up With Fewer Treatment Options Because of Resistance, Study Finds

Women who use microbicides in an effort to protect themselves from HIV could end up with fewer treatment options if they contract the virus because of possible drug resistance, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the... Read more »
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unprotected insertive vaginal sex-Jazz and others

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Would like to ask a few experts on this board......Jazz and others. Here is my story.

I was on a business trip a couple of weeks ago and met a girl (unknown status) in the bar of the hotel I was staying at. She was very hesitant on going back to... Read more »

unprotected oral, protected vaginal sex -- HELP

Posted by bluestar, 4 Replies
I just want to explain what my encounter was and my symptoms one more time to see if there was something about it that could have been risky or if I'm just extremely unlucky.

I visited a casual sex worker and initially had a shower. She then took my... Read more »

different kind of situation probably haven't seen

Posted by stupidme6, 1 Reply
okay, well, my bf and I have been with eachother for quite some time, and well, this last weekend we decided to try something new (bringing someone else into the picture) another woman, please no judgment we were also in a very mind altered state,... Read more »

Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
I am seriously concerned. Yesterday, I had a guy give me a blow job and then we masterbated each other. The thing that concerns me is that some of his cum ended on my penis when he finished. Although the cum landed in the middle on my penis, it... Read more »