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The Risk Of Catching Gonorrhea From A Single Act Of Sexual Intercourse

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Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Intercourse for 2 - 5 sec

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi... I was wondering what are the risks of catching HIV from having intercourse for 2 - 5 sec with a body massage sex worker in Thailand. I never expected to, but when the body massage took place and I was covered in soap. It just slipped in. ... Read more »

Unprotected Vaginal Intercourse with a Stripper

Posted by rayk12345, 1 Reply
I had a 15-30 second vaginal intercourse with a stripper at a strip club...I was drunk and this is the only that happened..after that 15 seconds time I was scared and just left that place...I dont know about the HIV status of that lady but i feel... Read more »

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

Very High Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I would like to know the approximate % risk for a single incident of unprotected vaginal intercourse with an HIV+ woman for a male. Is it 100% if she is infected?

Also, if someone withdraws the pines incorrectly and the condom slips for a short... Read more »
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less then 3 % from a single anal sex act sounds fishy....

bobby, how true is it about this less then 3 % chance one could get infected (HIV) that i've been reading on here about a single anal sex act with a partner known to be hiv pos?? i mean something just dont sound right with that, your risk was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi James,I have no reason to question the CDC's estimated statistical risk figures. I think your confusion stems from an incomplete understanding of "statistics." (See below.) Also, remember, even with unfathomable odds someone does... Read more »

gonorrhea and hiv (HIV AND GONORRHEA)

Hi Dr RobertFirst of all, i would like to congratulate you and this site for this wonderful work. Second, i'd like to say that i am sorry for my poor english. I am from Brazil and i am not very fluent, but i will try hard.I'm worried...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Brazil-Guy,Your concerns are largely unwarranted. Gonorrhea can be transmitted via oral sex quite easily and efficiently. HIV, by comparison, cannot. In fact it's quite difficult to transmit HIV via oral sex, particularly via the receptive... Read more »

Risk of catching HIV with a condom? (CONDOM EFFICACY)

Hi,I've read the forum, but still can't entirely find an answer for my question. The situation was receiving anal sex, with a condom, and neither person ejaculated. Don't know the other person's HIV status. How much risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Assuming the latex or polyurethane condom was used properly and did not fail (break), your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact latex or polyurethane. No way. No how. However, it's important to note that... Read more »

Unprotected intercourse with multiple 'high-risk' partners in the Philippines and Thailand...

Hello there. Thank you for your time. Alright, this isn't another "I had one minute of unprotected sex and the anxiety is killing me!" type of question, which can be easily diffused by a reassuring statistic and a conclusive test. No,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'm not sure I have all that much to add to what you've already told yourself in your post! Your decision to have unprotected sex does indeed place you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. Consequently screening for STDs,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Warning of Gonorrhea Drugs Risk

Gonorrhea's growing resistance to antibiotics could make treating the STD become much more complex, according to information presented this week at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. "If this problem isn't... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Unprotected Anal Intercourse and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in High-Risk Heterosexual Women

The current study's goal was to determine the association between unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) and STDs among heterosexual women. Women from high-risk areas of New York City were recruited from 2006 through 2007 through respondent-driven... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sexual Activities Other Than Intercourse Carry Risk of HIV, Other STIs, Study Finds

Sexual activities other than intercourse carry some risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, according to a report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published recently in the journal Obstetrics and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Use and High-Risk Sexual Acts in Adult Films: A Comparison of Heterosexual and Homosexual Films

The study authors compared the prevalence of condom use during a variety of sexual acts portrayed in homosexual and heterosexual adult films to assess compliance with state Occupational Health and Safety Administration regulations. From Aug. 1,... Read more »