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Why Don't Females Get Hiv

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Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet


...won't protect you from HIV or other infections unless you use them correctly. Store condoms away from too much heat, cold, or friction. Do not keep them in a wallet or a car glove compartment. Check the expiration date. Don't use outdated condoms. Don't open a condom package with your teeth. Be careful that your fingernails or jewelry don't tear the condom. Body jewelry in or around your penis or vagina might also tear a condom. Use a...
Ask the Experts


Dear Dr. Bob:I had almost always unprotected sex as I have read on Internet that transmission of HIV from women to men is virtually nonexistent. Indeed I always tested negative. Finally I had unprotected sex with a woman who later confessed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...alone speak perfect English), then how did all those men get infected? I can assure you they are not all gay or I.V. drug users. Don't be foolish. Even though male-to-female HIV transmission is more efficient and therefore more likely, it has... Read more »

Hiv positive man who wants a child

I am a 26 year old male with hiv. I lost my only child a while back, and always dreamed of having another child when the time was right. Well the time has come but with a kink in my over all plan. I have been hiv pos for over a year now,...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Successful studies have been done in Europe for sperm washing and artificial insemination for couples that want children, but don't want to transmit HIV to the Read more »

Prevent HIV in population

Hi, Dr. Horwath. Is it possible to contract HIV if both male and female are HIV negative, while they don't use any contraceptives at all?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No. Read more »

Female Wasting

Why won't my doctor give me steroids for wasting? I don't want testosterone, I'm female. Aren't there any others that I can take or should I just forget the idea and let my body dwindle to nothing?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...virilizing properties and GH is not an androgen/anabolic steroid. By the way we are not sure about testosterone in women with HIV-wasting. Certainly testosterone deficiency occurs in women just as it occurs in men with HIV-wasting, but many... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Female Condoms Prevent HIV, So Why Aren't They Marketed to Gay and Bi Men?

...and bisexual men served by New York City's Ali Forney Center , which provides services for homeless LGBT youth, and Steven Gordon, the agency's supportive-services director. The participants are perhaps not new to sex; however, many are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...(microbicide, see Fact Sheet 157 ) that women can use to prevent HIV infection. Women should get tested for HIV. Many women don't find out they have HIV until they become ill or get tested during pregnancy. Women who aren't tested for HIV may... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...whether you have HIV: Get tested. Although some people feel symptoms when they've been newly infected with HIV, most people don't. That's one reason why HIV continues to spread throughout the world: Millions of people are estimated to be living... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV . Keep in touch with your support people. Whether it's family, friends, or a support group, don't let your relationship get in the way. Deal with your past. If you have been... Read more »
Connect With Others

Looking for female friends in my area

Posted by lgsweet, 4 Replies
...Hello I am a newbie and looking for a friend in my general area. I live in southern California, Inland Empire region. I don't know anyone in my area living with HIV and would like to meet a friend who can relate. LG Read more »

symptoms, hiv not from females

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...gland, cough, sweats, itchy skin, headaches, tired. Went to my doctor who asked me if I was homosexual, I am not, and he said I don't need any hiv test, that I will not get it from females, I live in Seattle. Am I being worried for nothing? Read more »

Are you or do you know any females with HIV poz...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
boyfriends/husbands? If so, how long did you have unprotected sex before finding out he was postive? Are you postive also? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply and my family's life. I am very scared! And am worried because if I caught Chlymidia then the chances are high I caught HIV! Read more »