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What Are The Chances Of Giving My Partner Herpes

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Whats the risk if me an HIV+ woman giving the virus to my partner after a total hysterectomy, having unprotected sex?

Ive had sex 2 times wth my new partner unprotected. I am a HIV+ woman with an undetectable viral load and over 800 t-cell count.I had a complete hysterectomy in June this year.Does the chance of tranmission go down after a hysterectmy?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiHaving a hysterectomy doesn't affect HIV transmission at all.Having an undetectable viral load does affect HIV transmission and dramatically decreases the risk of HIV transmission. There is a study that found that someone with an undetectable... Read more »

Can a HIV- partner decrease chances with antivirals?

I am an HIV- partner in a discordant couple (mixed HIV status) relationship. We just recently... Read more »

Is giving Oral High Risk?

I've been with my boyfriend for 8 years. We are both currently Negative tested regularly most... Read more »
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Food and Drug Administration Fast-Tracks Anti-HIV and Herpes Gel

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whats my chance of getting AIDS by giving oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a sex worker in China. It lasted for about 1-2 minutes and I didn't feel any cuts in my mouth. What would be the possibility of me contracting AIDS this way assuming if she was HIV positive?

This is the most... Read more »

Want to know the chances I could be infected

Posted by holladr, 1 Reply
Recently, I (a 20-y-o female) engaged in two rounds of unprotected oral sex with an African American male who goes to my school. I asked him if he's had a lot of partners, and he'd said "not very many" and when I asked if he's had STI testing... Read more »

Chances of HIV infection

Posted by BrianJW, 1 Reply
I was obviously not very responsible in a recent sexual encounter and need advise on my chances of HIV infection. It was a routine encounter in a bar that ended in unprotected oral and vaginal sex (no anal). She seemed to be in a low risk group... Read more »

your opinion counts, so give me a chance

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This puzzled me all the time, but I do not understand the statistic about condom use, breakage, and safety. I wear 2 or 3 condoms, since I been having sex in spas, or meting people online. I am a top only, and I do no practice oral (either way) with... Read more »