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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Foreplay

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors, such as unprotected sex, when they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The presence of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can significantly increase one's chances of contracting HIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others with HIV. The rates of STDs remain high among Hispanics/Latinos. Cultural factors may affect...
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Likelihood of Contraction?

Hello Dr.,I know you've already answered questions regarding risk rates of HIV contraction, ARS, etc., but I have a specific question about the likelihood that I have contracted HIV. I was dating someone for a few months, and for about the last 2...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Unprotected sex, even only "10 thrusts," does place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Your "symptoms" are not at all worrisome for (or even suggestive of) HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). However, as you mentioned, Read more »

hiv risk ratio (HIV STATISTICS, 2009)

Doctor, i simply can't buy the ratio stat you mention, such as "the estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV for unprotected receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 50 per 10,000".First off... why not just say 1 in 200?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...all the way, and did not ejaculate in me. This is the closest I've had to unsafe sex in years, and at the time, considered it foreplay and didn't worry. Two weeks later, I had classic sero-conversion sickness for 5 days, and five weeks after the... Read more »

Made a $250 donation just now. Have a question, Dr. Bob.

Dr. Bob,First of all I'd like to thank you for helping people all around the world. I'm glad to contribute a little as well by donating to your organization $250.I have written to you before but didn't get a reply to my question. I started thinking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV test at the three-month mark. Please rest assured the statistical odds are astronomically in your favor that you did not contract the virus from this wild night between the sheets.Thank you for your very generous tax-deductible donation to... Read more »

HIV and receptive anal intercourse

If the estimated "per-act" risk for contracting HIV (from an HIV-positive source) is 0.5 to 3.0 percent for receptive anal sex, does that mean that 97% of people wont contract HIV from a one-time exposure?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...all the way, and did not ejaculate in me. This is the closest I've had to unsafe sex in years, and at the time, considered it foreplay and didn't worry. Two weeks later, I had classic sero-conversion sickness for 5 days, and five weeks after the... Read more »
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...in 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most common mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women... Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS WORKS????

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ways to also manage that risk. Condom use is effective, but also not 100% effective, as condoms break or are not used during foreplay. Testing of both partners for AIDs and other STDs can greatly help reduce risk. We hope to soon have... Read more »

Have I Got Hiv/Aids ?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...slept with a prostiute (i know very stuid) and i was also a little drunk anyways i fingered her for a bit and did some genreal foreplay and i preformed oral sex on her (also very stupid) i had sexual intercourse with her and i DID use a condom... Read more »

oral sex and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...protection, i.e. condoms..... however, in speaking with my nurse midwife yesterday she said that even oral sex can cause a partner to contract HIV.... Do any of you have any information on this or his "lifestyle" choice????? I would really... Read more »