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What's The Likelihood Of Somebody Getting Herpes From Protected Sex

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Likelihood of infection with high viral load, protected versus unprotected vaginal intercourse

I am a female who engaged in one episode of protected heterosexual sex with a male of an unknown status. He did not finish inside of me because I asked him not to do so. A couple days after the incident, he told me he had a fever and felt ill....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThanks for the question and I hope to put your mind at ease! 1. Protected sex is obviously the best way to prevent transmission of any type of sexually transmitted infection. The chances of HIV transmission increase with a higher viral load and... Read more »

woman with herpes/moment of non-protected vaginal sex with hiv+ man

Hi, I scoured your the previously posed questions but didn't find a situation like mine. I... Read more »

PLEASE SOMEBODY ANSWER! SCARED OF EXPOSURE!

I have posted a week ago and nobody responds. I have had 3 protected sex with prostitutes for over... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India: Games Village Gets Condom Refill

A ready supply of condoms helped make safe sex an important, if unofficial, event among the 7,000 athletes participating in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, which were scheduled to end Thursday evening. India's National AIDS Control Organization... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

No Decrease in Risk per Sex Act?

While studies like those above indicate that prompt treatment significantly reduces the likelihood of HIV transmission, an Australian study published in the February 4, 2010, advance online edition of AIDS yielded the unexpected finding that the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Offer Partial Protection Against Herpes

Consistent condom use is an "important" tool in preventing genital herpes, according to Dr. Emily T. Martin of Children's Hospital Research Institute and the University of Washington-Seattle. Though condoms' effectiveness in stopping the spread of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Protect Against Genital Herpes

In a new study of more than 1,800 adults at high risk of genital herpes, those who reported usually using condoms were one-quarter less likely to test positive for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) than those who did not. According to lead author... Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
7 weeks ago I made the stupid mistake of having unprotected sex with this girl, a one-night stand. I was having [vaginal] intercourse with the girl for maybe 10 minutes at most, when I felt like I was about to ejaculate, so I pulled out (I wasn't... Read more »

Put Somebody At Risk & Feel Horrible

Posted by ffrbel, 11 Replies
Hello,

This is the first time I'm posting on this web-site. I feel horrible inside and need advice.

I am a gay male, 28 years old and have been HIV + for three years and have been off the dating scene since I was diagnosed - I rarely went out on any... Read more »

Please...somebody read this.

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I just got tested today and I'm suppose to get my results back Thur. or Fri. I had unprotected sex this past July and I've worried about HIV for a while. So...I finally nutted-up and got the test done today. I had one exposure (the condom... Read more »

Protected Sex w/Sex Worker

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I made a huge mistake over a week ago by having protected vaginal intercourse with a sex worker at an Asian massage parlor. The woman was very conscience of using a condom and checked it for breakage after I ejaculated. There was now oral sex or... Read more »