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AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...Fact Sheet 125 ) does NOT mean "no HIV infection." If there is no contact with blood or sexual fluids , there is no risk. HIV needs to get into the body for infection to occur. Safer sex guidelines are ways to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during sexual activity. Unsafe Activities Unsafe sex has a high risk of spreading HIV. The greatest risk is when blood or sexual fluid touches the soft, moist areas (mucous membrane) inside the...
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recieving oral sex

I am not a drug user I have never had unprotected vaginal or anal sex, I I dont engage in anal sex of any kind, I have on a few occassions given oral sex, (vaginal) my real question is, I have received oral sex on a number of occassions. What is my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thanks for your question.Discussions of risk of acquiring STDs and HIV always have to be kept in context. For some people even a theoretical risk (that is a possibility even Read more »

Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected anal sex with a known HIV+ partner is very high risk (even higher for the receptive partner) and I get that kissing carries negligible risk, and I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The best we can offer is relative levels of risk associated with various sexual activities. Check out Table 1 in the CDC document about nPEP. It can be found at www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5402.pdf. Read more »

atripla and sperms

Doctor I am taking a atripla as regimen today, my VL is undectectable, my cd4 are 205, I am 43 years old I am thinking have have baby with my sexual partner some day , she is a negative person, we was thinking have sex one time only with not...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...your viral load undetectable at all times. The lower the viral load, the lower the chance of spreading the virus, but that risk may still be present even though your viral load is undetectable. The reason for this is that some times even though... Read more »

Oral Sex on a female prostitute and risk.

What is the risk of getting HIV from a Woman Prostitute, if you perform oral sex on her one time? Let's say she was not on her period, and I had no open sores in my mouth.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...performing oral sex on a woman when no blood or STDs were present. Performing oral sex on a man is considered to be a greater risk for infection than performing oral sex on a woman, but both activities fall into a low-risk category. This... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women Who Have Sex With Women

...CDC, oral communication, March 2005). However, case reports of female-to-female transmission of HIV and the well-documented risk of female-to-male transmission 1 indicate that vaginal secretions and menstrual blood are potentially infectious... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Official Urges HIV/AIDS Testing Among Elderly Population in Tanzania

...HIV/AIDS on older people. In addition, Msuya also called on elderly populations to avoid harmful practices that increase the risk of spreading HIV, including female genital mutilation and widow inheritance. He also called on older people to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Little Thing Called Love: Condom Use in High-Risk Primary Heterosexual Relationships

...a strategy to find and maintain a primary relationship, establish trust, and build intimacy. Although they recognized their risk of HIV and other STDs, many participants reported unprotected intercourse, "placing their love for their partner and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
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putting men at risk?

Posted by swuitninnacent, 8 Replies
I havent been able to find much information on how easy it is for a woman to infect her male partner. I'm hoping someone has some good true factual info?? I've heard that its common and easy for a man to infect his partner but very difficult for a... Read more »

how easy does it spread

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a girl about 4 years ago, and the sex lasted only 2 minutes(i know I am sad, I was drunk). Lets say if she is affected with HIV, what is the % I will get the HIV from her. THanks for the help. Read more »

Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 1 Reply
...nine or 10 times a month, and over time, 38 people became infected. Earlier data from the same research team showed that the risk of people transmitting HIV is slight if the amount of virus in their bloodstream is low. Those findings have... Read more »

G-Man, please read

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...G-Man, Thank you for answering my post. I am the ignorant one and apologize for it. I think that many of us know how it is spread but we think that we are going to be the first to contract hiv from frottage(in my case), or a lap dance, etc. ... Read more »