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Risk Of Infection From Transsexuals

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...meta-analysis reported participation in commercial sex work, as did 59% of transgender youth in another study. Many MTF find that sex work offers a sense of social connection with other transgender persons, but sex work amplifies the risk of HIV transmission for MTF and their partners. Not only is HIV prevalence high among MTF engaged in sex work, it also appears that their infection rates are as much as four times higher than those of...
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Worried about episode with 2 transsexuals...

Hello Doctor Bob, this is my first post ever and I promise you that before I decided to write to you, I did a whole lot of reading of previous posts and your answers to them, but still I felt the need to ask my questions, so here goes my case:I'm a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...you to buy injectable Rocephin and Benzathine penicillin G plus oral azithromycin??? Where the hell do you live???Your STD/HIV risk from unprotected insertive oral sex plus your transsexual twosome whack-a-thon would be extremely low. I would not... Read more »

your opinion please

Hey Doc, thanks for providing this service for all the paranoid people like myself. I've spent so much time on this site, that I feel I'm well on my way to being an HIV specialist myself lol. This past weekend I had an encounter with a transsexual...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...specialist . . . ." Hmm . . . no, sorry. Your question reveals you still have much to learn! You are correct that your overall risk is low and that you should "relax Max." Oral sex carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission/acquisition.... Read more »

Unprotected anal sex

I had anal sex with an MTF transsexual. I'm not sure whether or not s/he used a condom. i was drunk and i am an idiot. this is the only time i have ever had anal sex. This took place about 48 hours ago. What should i do. how soon can i be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest sexual activity for potentially acquiring HIV. The estimated statistical per-act risk of acquiring HIV from unprotected receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 5 per... Read more »

the risks of not pulling out to ejaculate

Hello there,I accidentally sent this message to the "fatigue and anemia" section, so I'm re-sending it to this one. Yesterday I saw a sex worker, who may have been transgender(a man who may have been a woman).I had protected vaginal sex with her but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm glad you located the correct forum! Regarding whether your partner was transgendered, I have no way of knowing. Covered up thighs? Hmmm . . . sounds a bit kinky, but not really suspicious for hiding needle track Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Infection, Sexual Risk Behavior, and Substance Use Among Latino Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender Persons

...researchers undertook the current study to examine HIV prevalence and the socioeconomic correlates of HIV infection, sexual risk behaviors and substance use among Latino men who have sex with men and among Latino transgender persons in Chicago... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Partner Concurrency and Sexual Risk Among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender American Indian/Alaska Natives

...American Indian and Alaska Natives were analyzed to study the prevalence of concurrency, sex and race of partners, and level of risk across different partnership patterns. "Egocentric network data were analyzed at the level of respondents, who... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Transgender Therapy and HIV

...of estrogen, but if they're also on anti-HIV medications, they sometimes have to take an even higher dose. This increases the risk of having a complication. It appears that she stopped taking her HIV medications, including Kaletra, but did not... Read more »
AIDS.gov

Focus on the Transgender Community: Interview With Bamby Salcedo

...Strategy addresses these disparities, starting with the vision that states: The United States will become a place where new HIV infections are rare and when they do occur, every person, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual... Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I at high risk for infection?

Posted by talktal, 2 Replies
...panic, but he said he was tested negative 3 months ago, and did not ejaculate during the intercourse. Am I still at high risk to contratc hiv since it was a transsexual sex worker? Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...transmitted diseases. Promoting condoms does not promote sexual activity. Individuals who engage in sex without a condom are at risk of being infected with HIV or multiple HIV exposures, putting themselves and others at risk of HIV infection.... Read more »

A question about risk of infection

Posted by jack949, 2 Replies
...get infected from if you were in a sexual intercourse. I seriously know it sounds stupid that I ask this, but is there a big risk of infection here if the girl had an STD? Thanks for answers! Read more »

Is this a HUGE risk for HIV infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptive anal intercourse that consisted of a couple of entries in and out and without ejacuation? Read more »