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Probability Of Hiv Women Infecting Their Women Partners

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women

Early in the epidemic, HIV infection and AIDS were diagnosed for relatively few women and female adolescents (although we know now that many women were infected with HIV through injection drug use but that their infections were not diagnosed). 1 Today, women account for more than one quarter of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Women of color are especially affected by HIV infection and AIDS. In 2004 (the most recent year for which data are...
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Possible (Probable?) hiv infection

Dear Dr Kull,Thanks for providing the excellent service that you do.About 9 days ago I had a sexual encounter with a woman I met in a club. We had unprotected oral sex, but were careful to use condoms for vaginal sex. However, I felt the condom slip...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Did your partner's fluids come into contact with your urethra, or the lining of your foreskin (if you are uncircumcised)? If they did, then there is the possibility of transmission. If not, then you should not be concerned about HIV... Read more »

women infecting women

Can a women with HIV infect another women...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThough it does carry the lowest risk it is possible. Of course one of the women have to have HIV in order for that to happen. So ensuring that both partners are HIV negative is important. Then if one or both have HIV then the usual precautions... Read more »

HIV infection and Peripheral Neuropathy in Women

Hi, I have had two sexual partners this year (2011). One of my partners, we have practiced safe vaginal sex (using a condom) everytime and unprotected oral sex twice (I was the receptor or "giver". The second time ejaculate in my mouth, of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.The symptoms you describe are not consistent with HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. Rather they are quite consistent with anxiety.Your HIV-acquisition risk is relatively low. I would advise getting a single HIV-antibody test three months after... Read more »

Women underwear fetish-fear of STD infection

Hello Dr.,I have read some of the answers on your forum and have got a little idea about the answer to my query but I will still like you to confirm it, please.I have been masturbating in women underwear which I used to steal from the laundromat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your STD/HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent, but you already knew that, didn't you? Of course you did. The only real risk I see is getting caught nicking someone else's knickers! Those Victoria Secret lacy crotchless panties are damn... Read more »
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any infected women out there?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
When a woman becomes infected, can it affect her period? I have missed my period for the last 3 months after possible exposure. I did a EPT test, and it came back negative.

Thanks.

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transmission probabilities

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
One recent study (from Uganda sero-discordant couples) estimated The probability of transmission per act of vaginal intercourse from HIV-1-positive women to their HIV-1-negative partners was 0.0013 (13 infections per 1000 acts) , compared with a... Read more »

Are HIV- women or men more likely to be accepting of you being HIV+

Posted by PozInOrlando, 1 Reply
I am recently HIV+ and it seems based on what I read about and have heard that men who are HIV- tend to be more accepting of a woman who's HIV+ than the other way around when it comes to serodiscordant relationships

Do yo think when it comes to... Read more »

U.S. women read this

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
In the U.S., and globally, most women are infected with Hiv sexually (vaginal route), and these women are infected by bisexual men, who got infected themselves by having sex with other men! So say top Hiv experts, such as Joel Gallant. There are... Read more »