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What Are The Odds Of Contracting Hiv For Black Women

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The Feminization of an Epidemic

Women and HIV in the United States Women represent the fastest growing demographic of HIV infections worldwide. In order to work on reversing this trend, we must have a thorough understanding of the unique issues that affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 ,2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have...
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Odds of contracting HIV through protected sex

What are the odds of contracting HIV through protected vaginal sex with a person known to have the virus? How do those odds change with protected anal sex? I have not been able to find a straight answer on this, and there are many different...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Another QTND (Question That Never Dies). The odds of contracting HIV through "protected" sex (vaginal or otherwise) with a poz partner are exactly zero, zilch, none, nada, nyet! That's assuming that "protected" means the... Read more »

My odds of contracting HIV?

Heya Dr Bob,I've been reading the body for a while now and really do appreciate the constant replying you do (dont you ever get a little tired of it all?) =)I'm a 22 year old heterosexual male from Sydney (but a really horny one). I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »

Odds of contraction for + Bottom (undetectable), - Top having protected anal sex

I'm HIV+ and my new boyfriend is negative. I have been undetectable for well over a year. If we use condoms and follow all the proper procedures, what are the odds of contraction? I know it's minimal, but he'd like to know and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how. Therefore, if latex condoms are used properly and don't fail (break), the HIV-transmission risk would be essentially nonexistent. However, it's important to note that many folks do not... Read more »

statitics on man contracting from women versus man.

My fiance has recently tested positive for HIV. I've had 2 tests done a blood & swab both coming back negative. I'm scared to even have protected sex with him & not sure if I can even handle the relationship anymore. I've...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I think it's time to slow the wedding plans down. First of all, you are "not sure (you) can handle the relationship anymore." And second, you suspect he may have contracted HIV from another man. The two of you definitely have... Read more »
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What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »

Support for professional women diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
I know that this disease doesn't discriminate. But I feel so alone as a black woman living with this disease. I'm the person in the family that everyone looks up to. I attended the best Universities, have a great career, beautiful home and car... Read more »

contracting

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
if you had unprotected sex once with a person ( women) of unkown status, and you were of good health but uncircumsized. what are your chances of contracting hiv and would it matter if she had used coke or other drugs, would that effect my testing... Read more »

Looking for interviews with young black women

Posted by Anonymous
Hi Out There:

My name is Nandi Pointer and I'm a freelance writer. I'm writing an article about HIV and African-American women and I hoping to find a couple of women to speak with who are living with the disease.

As a Black woman, myself, I am... Read more »