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

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The Well Project

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

...through oralsex. Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Even though oral sex is a lower-risk activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is not the onlysexual activity for most people, it is also difficult to single out oral sex asthe definite way...
Ask the Experts

Known Positive, Though Undetectable Partner, Oral Sex Slip-up: Risky Encounter? (ORAL SEX AND HIV/STD RISK, 2010)

A few weeks ago I hooked up with a guy I met online; he did not reveal his status on his profile. He told me later that, because of this, he assumed that I assumed he was positive - which in fact he was. I foolishly did not notice or ask. However, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...You Should Know about Oral Sex June 2009 (CDC report)Oral Sex Is Not Risk FreeLike all sexual activity, oral sex carries some risk of HIV transmission when one partner is known to be infected with HIV, when either partner's HIV status is not... Read more »

HIV Risk From Oral Sex and Can RX's Increase Risk? (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX 2009)

What is the true risk from oral sex? After looking at many other forums....some sources say there is low risk, some say no risk, some say that while HIV could transmit in theory, there has never been a recorded case of infection from only receiving...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FrascinoHi,The HIV risk associated with oral sex is definitely a QTND (question that never dies). What we can say is that overall risk of HIV acquisition/transmission via oral sex is very low. An insertive partner has less risk than a receptive... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...epidemiological studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C... Read more »

RISK OF UNPROTECTED SEX WITH AN HIV POSITIVE PARTNER

mY HUSBAND TOLD ME 3 WEEKS AFTER MARRIAGE HE WAS hiv POSITIVE 3 MONTHS OF UNPROTECTED SEX HE IS FROM aFRICA AND ALSO WAS tb POSITIVE.Found out recently he had a child with a gitl unprotected sex for 4 months. I have tested negative for 3 years and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,So after three months of unprotected sex and three weeks after your wedding day your husband advises you he's HIV positive????? And this scumbag is still your husband??? Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Women and HIV: Hormonal Contraception for HIV Positive Women

...estrogen/progestin contraceptive patch (Ortho-Evra), a hormone-releasing contraceptive ring worn inside the vagina (NuvaRing), and intrauterine devices (IUDs) that gradually release hormones inside the uterus. Finally, emergency contraception --... Read more »
Body Positive

News & Notes

...to Combat AIDS in Africa Perfect Vaccine for HIV Not Likely, Researcher Warns New Rapid HIV Test Accurate, Easy to Use Intrauterine Device and Upper-Genital-Tract Infection South Africa Launches Campaign to Clear Up Confusion on AIDS ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
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Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...bleeding was present, yet I instantly panicked. Upon discussing it with the guy, he shared some concerning information about risky behavior, long-time refusal to test, and AIDS-related death of a partner. I sank into a severe period of HIV... Read more »

Need info on sons risk with HIV+ wife.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...always had protected sex. Little girl 2 1/2 not infected. Not my son's. He is in Navy. Has not been tested recently. What is his risk..what should we be expecting for her. She is on one medication now and did not know name. Any info gratefully 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
...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 saying about this?... Read more »