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Vaginitis Facts

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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
Hello J,Worldwide there are over 34,000,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. The vast majority acquired the virus via "hetero vaginal sex" and were not drug users. The estimates of per-act statistical risk that you quote can be very misleading. Please... 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... Read more »

Penis head inflammation after vaginal sex

From time to time I get an inflammation of my penis head, actually under the foreskin where it... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cellulose Gel May Increase Vaginal HIV Transmission

The fact that more than 50 percent of adults with HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa are women demonstrates the urgent need for female-initiated methods of HIV prevention. But newly published research reports a set-back to efforts to formulate a... Read more »
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Vaginitis

... What is vaginitis? Vaginitis is a term for any infection or inflammation of the vagina. What are the symptoms of vaginitis? In general, vaginitis Read more »
The Body PRO

Human Trial of Vaginal Microbicide Gel PRO 2000 Finds Some Level of HIV Protection

My name is Salim Abdool Karim. I am Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, and Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University in New York. I am speaking today about the results of the HPTN 035 microbicide... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: New Vaginal Ring Borrows From Birth Control to Fight AIDS

The International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) is launching the first clinical trial in Africa of a vaginal ring to help combat HIV infection. The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials of the ring will occur at research... Read more »
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Can i get HIV if i lick a vaginal fluid on-----

Posted by von, 1 Reply
Hi can i get hiv if i lick a fresh vaginal fluid on her underwear Read more »

vaginal oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im a 19 year old male who plans to have vaginal oral sex on a 39 year old woman in a few hours. What's the risk of contracting HIV. I have nu cuts whatsoever. Oh and I plan to wear condoms when we have sex Read more »

vaginal yeast

Posted by sadface, 4 Replies
Ok, I have had enough!!! its ME again! I have had sex twice with the hubby, now I think I am getting a yeast infection. When will this ever end. my 8.5 week was neg...I have to wait 2 more weeks for another test and then its conclusive. Am I... Read more »

What are odds unprotected vaginal with herpies sor

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
What are odds of transmission being insertive partner doing unprotected vaginal sex with herpies sore if lady friend is poz? Thanks Read more »