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Unprotected Vaginal Sex And Possible HIV Exposure

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted
Ask the Experts

Could I be HIV+ after HIV exposure but negative at 12wks?

Hi Dr. I had unprotected receptive vaginal sex with an HIV+ guy (unkowingly) - alhtough he did not ejaculate in me, I realise this was still high risk. I had a test at 6 weeks, which was negative and then a further negative test at 12 weeks (or 84...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...six-month marks following a "significant exposure" to a partner confirmed to be HIV infected. Unprotected receptive vaginal sex would qualify as a significant exposure, although that he did not ejaculate in you would decrease the HIV-acquisition... Read more »

Why is hetero vaginal intercourse still said to be risky?

Please note I am not trying to stir anything up or disrespect gay people. I am really interested in finding out why hetero vaginal sex is said to be risky.The stats according to wikipedia are about 1/2000 for insertive and 1/1000 for receptive. If...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."positively charged" with a single episode of unprotected hetero-vaginal sex. However, it's also important to note that many HIV exposures do not lead to viral transmission. This is due to many factors involved with HIV transmission: viral... Read more »

biyfriend is hiv+ and i am negative

Hello Dr. Bob, i have been in a monogomous relationship with the same man for two years and have come to find out he is hiv+. We have had unprotected sex for two years 3-4 times a week, how is iy possible that i am hiv negative...I'm scared and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...reason it's possible for you to remain HIV negative despite multiple exposures to your HIV-positive boyfriend is that not every HIV exposure leads to viral transmission (thankfully!). In fact most don't! For instance the CDC estimated per-act... Read more »

Re: Why is hetero vaginal intercourse still said to be risky?

Just wanted to say that your response below is very clear, impressive and touching. I won't get tired of saying that your writing style is fabulous, incomparable and inimitable.Best RegardsRicky====================================================Why...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Ricky,Many thanks!Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...Infected With HIV? There Are No Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Oral Sex? What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? The Bottom Line What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV?... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...than 3 days) after the exposure has occurred. PEP should NOT be seen as a substitute for practices that can help avoid HIV exposure in the first place, such as consistent and correct use of condoms, abstinence from sex or mutual monogamy... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...anatomy, rather than gender identity, determines where transgender prisoners are housed. This contributes to an increased risk of HIV exposure, as transgender prisoners may be targeted for rape, coerced sex, and coerced prostitution. It is... Read more »
Connect With Others

what are the potential exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What are the potential exposures to HIV ? can you name them from something small to a major cause of HIV exposure ? Read more »

HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
...great depth and status isnt really discolsed. The only thing we are ever told is that a condom must be used for vaginal or anal sex, but what about safe sex when it comes to kissing and fingering? I did something really stupid the other night... Read more »

Possible exposure

Posted by MikeyTheSailor, 3 Replies
Last night, I had been drinking with some friends. I was on my way home when I picked up a random girl off the street. We engaged in protected intercourse however, the condom ended up breaking. Her HIV status is unknown but I asked her and she said... Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...The ONLY ways that HIV can be transmitted: * having unprotected sexual intercourse (vaginal or anal) with someone else who is HIV positive * direct blood contact, i.e. sharing needles with Read more »