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Ways To Reduce Risk Of Hiv Transmission To Sex And Idu Partners

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Risks of unprotected anal sex (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

With a negative testing couple, are there any risks of unprotected anal sex? For example, the semen in her rectum or possibly mixing with her blood? Once again, negative testing couple that has only had sex with each other.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...He (or she) must be exposed to someone who is positive (has the virus). Different types of exposures carry different levels of risk. Yes, the 0.1 to 0.2 percent statistical risk per episode is correct. This risk applies to unprotected receptive... Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it... Read more »
U.S. National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

IDU Risk Reduction Fact Sheet

...highest level or prevention, effective substance abuse treatment that helps people stop using drugs not only eliminates the risk of infection from sharing contaminated equipment, but, for many, reduces the risks of engaging in risky behaviors... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Prevalence, Risk Behaviors, and High-Risk Sexual and Injection Networks Among Young Women Injectors Who Have Sex With Women

...Compared to other women IDUs, WSW IDUs have higher HIV prevalence and incidence rates and a greater likelihood of engaging in high-risk injection and sexual practices with men. Previous studies have suggested that WSW IDUs may be especially... Read more »
American Association for World Health

Why We Should Care: People Affected by AIDS

...women are HIV-positive. Reducing the Risk Early detection and treatment of HIV in pregnant women significantly reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission. In the US, antiretroviral therapies such as zidovudine (ZDV, AZT) or nevirapine,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dangerous Intersection of Drug Use and Sexual HIV Transmission Points to Critical Need for Comprehensive HIV Prevention Among Drug Users

...vastly outstrips our capacity to provide it. Effective treatment that helps people stop using drugs not only eliminates the risk of HIV transmission from sharing contaminated syringes, but, for many, reduces the risk of engaging in risky... Read more »
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CDC window period

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...are on therapy for cancer, IDU's or have some compromised immunity disease. OK. Now for CDC's response. They said that if the risk was with an unknown serostatus partner than a 3 month test is definitive. However, if your partner is confirmed... Read more »

receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...or blood in her mouth nore on my penis after the incident but I was wondering even if some of those were present how much at risk would I be? how long should I wait to get tested. thank you guys for your help. Read more »

Unprotected sex between HIV+ partners

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...grateful to find this site - it was recommended by my doctor. My question is this: what is the current thinking about bareback sex between HIV+ partners? My doctor says what we've heard about "superinfection" is a myth. What are your doctors... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...secretions do not usually contain a high enough concentration of HIV to infect. The VAST majority of HIV infections are IVDU's, Anal sex receipients and combos of the above. FYI, a local doc ( HIV specialist) told me that she has not seen a... Read more »