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Unprotected Sex During Menstrual Cycle

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Relation of Menstrual Cycle to Risk of Infection?

Is a woman more susceptible to infection from unprotected heterosexual sexduring menstruation? Is there any correlation between the menstrual cycle and degree of risk ofinfection?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. I am not aware of any study looking specifically at this issue. However, itis well established that anytime a woman has unprotected sex with an infectedperson (whether it be HIV or other Sexually Transmitted... Read more »

Menstrual sex

Is it possible to contract the HIV virus through unprotected sex during a womans menstrual period... Read more »

Sex and menstrual period with condom

First Dr. Robert I want to congratulate you for your effort. I already donate at your page. Your... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Menstruation, Menopause and HIV

Introduction The Menstrual Cycle Menstrual Irregularities in Women with HIV Menopause HIV and Menopause Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Cardiovascular Risk Management of Menopause Symptom Management Avoiding Long-Term Complications ... Read more »
TheBody.com

Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

Introduction Guest Panelists Language and Homophobia: What Are We Talking About When We Talk About "Barebacking"? Prevalence: How Widespread Is Unprotected Sex Among Gay Men? Motivations: Why Would Gay Men Put Themselves at Risk? ... Read more »
The Well Project

Menstrual Changes and HIV

Table of Contents HIV and Menstrual Problems How Does HIV Cause Problems? Finding the Cause of Menstrual Problems What Else Can Cause Menstrual Problems? Dealing With Menstrual Problems Taking Care of Yourself HIV and Menstrual... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survey Shows Rise in Unprotected Sex Among Youth, Raises Concern About Sex Education

"The number of young people having unprotected sex in the West has risen sharply over the past two years," according to a global survey conducted by the International Planned Parenthood Federation between April and May of this year, Agence... Read more »
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condom failure during menstrual cycle

Posted by vendredisoir, 1 Reply
Hello all,

First of all, thanks to everyone for the many great posts on here. Have been lurking for a while.

Here's my story: I am a negative male who was having protected vaginal intercourse with a woman late in her cycle (had to be told to notice)... Read more »

unprotected sex and worried

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I did something really dumb and although I plan on getting tested (already made the appointment) I am in the waiting period and have anxiety attacks about it. Please help me assess my risk... I had unprotected sex 3 times about 10 days ago. He did... Read more »

Timed, Unprotected Sex to Get Pregnant

Posted by CSS, 3 Replies
I posted my story on another thread about magnetic/serodiscordant couples trying to have a baby, but since it was so long and the thread was pretty old, I thought I'd start a new one. Plus, I'd really like to hear folks' opinion on the matter.

I'm an... Read more »

Prolonged menstrual period an HIV symptom?

Posted by anonymous34134, 1 Reply
So, I had an HIV scare in November 2007. I had unprotected oral sex with a guy (he went down on me, and I went down on him, but he didn't come). A few weeks after that I developed a bad cough and thought I might be HIV positive. I got tested 3... Read more »