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Woman To Man HIV Transmission

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay men. However, as the years passed, women have emerged asanother group hard hit by the AIDS epidemic. Even though more men than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27...
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1 in 10,000

...You recently stated in a reply to a question that woman to man HIV transmission may be at a rate of 1 in 10,000 acts of intercourse. Does this qualify truly as a sexually transmissable disease?
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Absolutely. If you can acquire a disease from a sexual act then it is a sexually transmitted disease. Read more »

Is anal sex ok with a woman that has HIV/AIDS

I am interested in a woman who has HIV/AIDS. She wants to have anal sex not vaginal sex and that is fine with me. Her disease is not active or full blown. Is it all right to have anal sex with her if we take it slow and easy and use lots of K-Y...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello, Let me clarify a few points for you:1.There is no such thing as an HIV infection that is "not active."2.We don't use the term "full blown AIDS," because there is no such thing as "partially blown Read more »

How to get HIV + woman pregnant from a HIV - man

My girlfriend and I are getting married and we want to have a child. Could you tell me what we need to do? Would she be artificially inseminated with my sperm or do I have unprotevted sex with her?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...Although transmission of HIV from a woman to a man during sexual contact is less efficient than transmission from a man to a woman, it still occurs (perhaps at a frequency Read more »

hiv+ woman performing fellatio on hiv- man risky?

I've seen some stats here on oral sex but can't quite figure out if the stats pertain to the scenario of an hiv+ woman performing fellatio on an hiv- man. Is the man at risk for contracting hiv in this manner, and if so, what do the stats say? ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The risk is extremely low. The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive (negative guy) oral sex with a poz partner (male or female) is 0.5 per 10,000 exposures. However, Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Circumcision Might Reduce Risk of HIV Transmission From Woman to Man by About 70%, Study Says

... Male circumcision can reduce by about 70% the risk of men contracting HIV through sexual intercourse with women, according to a study conducted by French and South African researchers, the Wall Street Journal reports. Lead researcher Bertran Read more »
The Body

HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: HIV in Women and Men: What's the Difference?

...men. However, there are differences between men and women when it comes to living with HIV -- in fact, living with HIV as a woman can often be more complicated than it is for a man. CHILDREN More than half of HIV-positive women have children.... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: State-of-the-Art: Women and HIV/AIDS

...would be the first thing on it? Dr. Mardge Cohen: It's very hard to figure out a list of what is useful to get across to a woman during her first visit to a health care provider. I think what women are most worried about is: How long am I... Read more »
The Body

First Person: An Interview With Shelley Singer

...that's what this is." I was floored. He said, "Have you ever had an HIV test?" I said, "No, of course not. I'm married. I'm a woman. Why would I? You know, come on." What city was this? This was here in L.A. L.A. was the place where HIV... Read more »
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I'm 23 and Living with HIV: One Woman's Story

Posted by asya
...I just read an article on SavvyMiss.com about a 23-year-old woman living with HIV and her struggle with the disease. I can't believe she has to go through this at such a young age, but she is Read more »

Living with HIV as a Young Woman

Posted by asya
...I just read an article on SavvyMiss.com about a 23-year-old woman living with HIV and her struggle with the disease. I can't believe she has to go through this at such a young age, but she is Read more »

Woman Falling in Love with an HIV+ Man

Posted by Natural, 4 Replies
...all very new to me... I only recently found out that a man I had dated in the past, who has recently come back into my life is HIV positive. Despite the clinical information that I am able to obtain online/from counselors - can anyone offer any... Read more »

Would like to profile women w/HIV/AIDS for TV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Live. It is a news show for women: I would like to provide the opportunity to two women with AIDS to tell their stories: a young woman in her teens and an older professional woman. Please e-mail me with your telephone number if you think you... Read more »