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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Having Sex During Period

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The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is not the onlysexual activity for most people, it is also difficult to single out oral sex asthe definite way...
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Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...read much more about this controversy and conundrum in the archives of this forum.Regarding the HIV transmission/acquisition risk of oral sex, I do not agree with the information given by the counselor. See below.Dr. BobPlease post this... Read more »

Oral sex from HIV positive. (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX 2010)

Dear Dr Bob, I have posted a question before, but now as i have update on the situation i am posting again hoping it will not disturb. I received a blowjob from a guy who after told me that he was HIV positive. I in the same night a few hours before...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...driven his HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels for a considerable period of time, this would significantly decrease the risk of HIV transmission, but not completely eliminate it.Most HIV physician specialists would not strongly recommend... Read more »

Conclusive answer wanted: is HIV - female more likely to be infected during menstruation by receptive penile sex?

Dear Doctor,While you website is incredibly comprehensive and coherent in most topics, it is with frustration and much dissapointment that I have been able to find so little information devoted to the potential increased risk for a woman to be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...however, is fairly clear. Unprotected vaginal receptive sex is risky business with or without extenuating circumstances such as menstruation. I have not changed my opinion on this topic.Remember, sex is always cleaner with a packaged wiener!Stay... Read more »

Protected Sex During Menstruation - higher risk?

Dr. Bob,2 months ago while on vacation in South America I had protected sex with a "high risk" local female. At the end of intercourse, i noticed blood on the outside of my condom and a couple drops on my thigh. The girl claimed she had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concerns do not change the reality of basic facts. A latex condom was used properly and did not fail. Symptoms do not equal HIV disease.I see no cause for concern. If you're worried, the option of getting a three-month HIV test is always open to... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...effect. In fact, women with a CD4 countabove 250 are warned against starting a regimen with Viramune (nevirapine)because of the risk of dangerous liver problems. Body shape changes: Some studies have found that HIV+ women experiencedifferent... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recently Homeless Youth More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Increasing Risk of HIV, Other STIs, Study Says

...to use condoms if they were living in nonfamily situations or abused drugs. Drug abuse was found to be the primary indicator of risky sexual behavior among female participants, and male participants who lived without their family members or who... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex Before Circumcision Wounds Are Healed Could Increase Female Partners' Infection Risk, Study Says

...conducted in Uganda and Kenya published in the Feb. 23 issue of the journal Lancet , routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex by 65% ( Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , 2/28). According to the ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...transmitted diseases . Lubricant Use of lubricants can make sexual penetration more comfortable and may also help reduce the risk of condom breakage during sex. With latex condoms, however, be sure to use a water-based lubricant. Do not use... Read more »
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condon broke... what are the risk?

Posted by caliztony, 3 Replies
...I am HIV+ , my boyfriend is HIV(-) We use protection all the time, couple of weeks ago the condon broke while I was being the top and Read more »

Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...concerning information about risky behavior, long-time refusal to test, and AIDS-related death of a partner. I sank into a severe period of HIV anxiety and depression. I felt as if an overwhelming sense of fear, sorrow, and guilt, would drive... Read more »

11 weeks 2 days from my low risk intercouse.

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...I want to tell my history. I had 2 relations of risk, well I believe that the risk is a low risk but certainly is a risk. First situation was in 28 the February of this year with Read more »

what are the chances of HIV infection ...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...if i (male) had unprotected sex with a woman of unknown HIV status (vaginal only) only once, and she is not a prositute (high risk) or anything like that ? i Read more »