Unprotected Sex During Menstrual Cycle

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The Well Project

Women and HIV Viral Load

...Further research is needed to check whether differences in disease progression are linked to sex hormones. It has also been noted that viral load and the level of certain HIV drugs go up and down during the course of a single menstrual cycle. This could have an impact on drug dosing and timing of viral load tests in women. Understanding more about sex differences in viral load will lead to better care for HIV-positive women. In the...
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Equating Sex with Death

Hey Dr. BobI am actually here in China. I keep having sex with alot of sex workers here (all protected) and from time to time I have girls will go down on me without protection. One instance in particular, i was with this prostitute who began her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm a bit confused by your post. When you say ". . . she was 'whiping' me up a bit and some blood seemed to have gotten on my shaft . . . ," do you mean she was "whiping" as in whipping or "whiping" as in wiping? These are quite different... Read more »

Very confused. Oral sex and unprotected sex on treatment

I'm very confused as you don't consider a dangerous activity making unprotected oral sex in a magnetic relationship when on treatment but caution everytime to use condoms for penetrative sex. If the risks in both activities are extremely low why you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I do not consider these two activities to have the same degree of HIV-acquisition/transmission risk. If you read my responses closely, including the ones you excerpted, you'll find that what I consistently advise is:1. Oral sex carries only a... Read more »

never seen this question asked please answer I am so scared donated $50.00

Dr. Bob,I have a question in what may delay the production of hiv antibodies. I had a high risk exposure the beginning of this year. I didn't know I had hpv and had unprotected sex with this guy and if I could turn back time I so would. I found out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You don't need additional HIV tests. Rather you need a more competent doctor who isn't scaring the bejesus out of you! I would strongly suggest you get a second opinion!You have been screened for hepatitis B and C. You don't have either one.... Read more »

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
...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 Diseases), that therewould... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Poor Sex Education Creates a Generation of Vulnerable Women

...released on Sept. 26 to mark World Contraception Day. Among all participants, only 53 percent could estimate when their next menstrual cycle was due, including 45 percent of women ages 30-34. Dr. Christine Read, an SHFPA spokesperson, said a... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...with female-controlled prevention modalities. Women may also be at increased risk of infection during certain phases of their menstrual cycles (7-10 days following ovulation) because of hormonal interactions with the immune system, 13 though... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...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,... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »