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Risk Of HIV Transmission Female To Male

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Might Reduce Risk of Female-to-Male HIV Transmission by About 60%, Study Says

Male circumcision might reduce the risk of men contracting HIV through sexual intercourse with women by about 60%, according to a study published in the November issue of PLoS Medicine , BBC News reports ( BBC News , 10/25). French and South... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Might Reduce Risk of Male-to-Female HIV Transmission, Study Says

Male circumcision might reduce the risk of HIV transmission from HIV-positive men to their female partners, according to a study presented Wednesday at the 13th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Denver, Reuters reports... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bacterial Vaginosis Is Associated With Higher Risk of Female-to-Male Transmission of HIV

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an imbalance of naturally occurring vaginal micro-organisms caused by a decrease in normal helpful bacteria and an increase in harmful bacteria. BV increases women's risks of acquiring HIV and other STDs as well as... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Transmission risks with an HIV+ female, HIV- male

I keep reading mixed messages about the risk of transmission from a poitive female to a negative male. Some places say it's well-documented, while others say they're not sure because other risks could be possible. I have yet to see proof...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
HIV positive women can definitely transmit HIV to their sexual partners. The risk of transmission may be lower from individuals on therapy or with low viral loads. For further information, please see the transmission information section on this web... Read more »

I am HIV -, female. My husband is HIV +, male. we would like to have a baby. (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

Good Day. My husband told me a month ago that he got tested and he is HIV +. I also got tested and i am HIV -. We would still like to have a baby, in regard that i would not be infected, nor our child. Is there a way where this is possible. We are...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, the safest and most effective way involves sperm washing and in vitro fertilization. See below.Dr. BobArtificial Insemination vs. In Vitro Fertilization Feb 25, 2010Hi Dr. Bob,My question is about starting a family through artificial... Read more »

Female to male transmission with undetectable viral loads.

What is known about the risk of female to male transmission from an HIV+ female taking antiretroviral medication, with a long history (10+ years) of undetectable viral loads? I'm trying to ascertain what is known about how risky unprotected sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The estimated statistical per-episode risk of unprotected insertive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 exposures. If the poz-person is on effective combination antiretroviral drugs that have driven her... Read more »

Female to male HIV transmission

I'm 18, HIV + since birth. Currently I have been having sex with my boyfriend and we ALWAYS use a condom. However, last night when we were having sex, the condom broke for a brief moment and we didn't notice until he pulled out before he...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of transmission is very small. If you are on treatment we know having an undetectable blood viral load can greatly reduce the risk of HIV transmission, it is unclear exactly what this risk is reduced to, but one study does say up to 96%... Read more »
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Female to Male Transmission Risk (Dr Bob)

Posted by Sprite1, 3 Replies
And just as I was entering the home stretch a little bit calmer...

Dr Bob's answer to the question "I've heard that female to male transmission is very low" has really scared me.

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q187720.html

Why do... Read more »

Female To Male Transmission

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What is the liklyhood for a male to contract HIV from a female from a 1 time exposure. Thanks Read more »

Male to Female Transmission is Low!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi folks!

This post is targeted to those like me:
a heterosexual male in his early to mid twenties who have had a brief unprotected vaginal exposure.

I just want to remind you guys that female to male transmission is pretty darn low. It's not... Read more »

Female to male transmission and visa versa

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When they say there is a very small chance for men to get HIV from a woman sexually, this means when the woman HAS HIV.

For women, they can get HIV from males sexually (vaginal) extremely easy, it can be one chance in one! Some women do not catch... Read more »