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Hiv transmission via frottage and rubbing genitals? Especially if female is releasing a lot of vaginal fluids, & tip of the penis also rubbed

Hiv transmission via frottage and rubbing genitals? Especially if female is releasing a lot of vaginal fluids, & tip of the penis also rubbed

Low risk: In general, genital rubbing and frottage would not be a risk factor for HIV transmission. However, exposure to vaginal fluids which can contain and transmit HIV does pose a risk, especially in the presence of "broken genital skin" which may or may not be evident to the naked eye. ...Read more

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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Had intercourse with a healthy Caucasian heterosexual 26 year old man, he came inside of me. He has never used IV drugs, circumcised. Odds of HIV?

Had intercourse with a healthy Caucasian heterosexual 26 year old man, he came inside of me. He has never used IV drugs, circumcised. Odds of HIV?

Nearly zero: The chance a partner like yours has HIV is under 1 in 1000, and unprotected vaginal sex carries an average risk 1 in 1000, if he had HIV. So your risk is no more than 1 in a million, low enough that testing doesn't make much sense. OTOH, all sexually active persons should be tested for HIV from time to time, so consider it if not tested recently. But not because of this particular event. ...Read more

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How prevelent is HIV in usa compared to other countries? How common is it in heterosexuals female to male?

How prevelent is HIV in usa compared to other countries? How common is it in heterosexuals female to male?

Common illness: We do not know the exact numbers because many people remain undiagnosed until end-stage aids occurs, but there are estimated to be 50, 000 new cases each year in the usa with a population of about 3.2 million. In some countries it is far more frequent (particularly in africa). Female to male transmission is less common than in the other direction. ...Read more

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What are the possibilities of a heterosexual man getting HIV from an infected woman?

What are the possibilities of a heterosexual man getting HIV from an infected woman?

Low, but...: If he's using a condom -- and if he has to ask this question, or respects her or his own body, he should be -- extremely low. If he's not, his risk is greater if he's got some ulcers, a hygiene problem, or perhaps if he's uncircumcised. A majority of married couples discordant for the virus do not infect each other even long-term, but why take the risk? It's not worth it. ...Read more

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Can a person contract HIV from a fleshlight aka "a brand of sex toy designed for penetration which is primarily marketed to heterosexual men"?

Can a person contract HIV from a fleshlight aka "a brand of sex toy designed for penetration which is primarily marketed to heterosexual men"?

No, but...: I wouldn't borrow anyone else's. Use your own.
I suppose it is possible for transmission, but the afflicted person would have to use it just before the uninfected, as the HIV virus does not live long outside the body.

Again, don't chance it. Don't borrow someone else's, and if you get one yourself don't lend it out. Save money and use your hand. At least you know where it's been... ...Read more

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How is the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) transmitted to heterosexuals?

How is the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) transmitted to heterosexuals?

Same as heterosex: Hiv is transmitted by the virus present in body secretions deposited onto areas of either mucous membranes (rectal mucosa, oral mucosa or tonsils) where there are receptor sites to which the virus attaches. There are some forms of sexual activity in which individuals are more prone to bleeding, in which case these bleeding sites present a rapid route for viral entry. ...Read more

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What are the possibility of getting HIV in heterosexual a vaginal act in one exposure without protection?

What are the possibility of getting HIV in heterosexual a vaginal act in one exposure without protection?

Very low: You didn't say if your contact was with a HIV positive or not. Either way, if you are unlucky, the possibility will be high. Try to get in the habit of using protection. ...Read more

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Is hiv hard to get? What's the rate of catching hiv from heterosexual intercourse without cum inside with unknown status men?

Is hiv hard to get? What's the rate of catching hiv from heterosexual intercourse without cum inside with unknown status men?

Use protection: The risk is low but real. A majority of infected husbands having unprotected sex do not infect their wives. However, even a low risk is more than you want, especially in an era when a man's not even a gentleman if he doesn't put on a condom without being asked. You're risking pregnancy, other sexually transmitted diseases (herpes is for a lifetime), and unwanted friends. Love wisely. ...Read more

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Hello! I had a risk sex encounter with a friend 3 years ago (Heterosexual only for 10 minutes without protection no orgasm) It's possible HIV?

Unrelated: If your friend has HIV, there is some risk that you may get it. The HIV virus doesn't care if you had an organsm or not. If you are uncertain, get tested. ...Read more

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How do heterosexual men become infected with hiv-aids through sex?

How do heterosexual men become infected with hiv-aids through sex?

Unprotected sex: Heterosexual men can become infected with HIV through unprotected vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, or oral sex with women. ...Read more

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I'm 26 year old heterosexual and I was wondering if cold symptoms are considered as hiv ARS hiv symptoms? I have nasal congestion, minor sore throat.

I'm 26 year old heterosexual and I was wondering if cold symptoms are considered as hiv ARS hiv symptoms? I have nasal congestion, minor sore throat.

Hmmm....: It has to be viewed from the other direction. Because every person on Earth gets cold symptoms, one does not consider cold symptoms a sign of some other, bigger disorder. Likewise, everyone sneezes at least once a week. So, don't think of a weekly sneeze as a sign of a bigger disorder. Worry only if there are unique signs of a bigger disorder, not signs that everybody has. ...Read more

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Who spread HIV more--hetero or homosexuals?

Who spread HIV more--hetero or homosexuals?

HIV: As per cdc report HIV infection is 50 times more common is male homosexuals than general population. ...Read more

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My manhattan doctor told me that hetero HIV is extremely hard to get. After research. I agree. What are other opinions?

My manhattan doctor told me that hetero HIV is extremely hard to get. After research. I agree. What are other opinions?

Do not take chances: It may be less risky than anal sex, but do not tempt fate, use protection all the time. Better yet stick to a monogamous relation with an HIV negative partner. ...Read more

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What are the odds of HIV transmission in unprotected sex?

What are the odds of HIV transmission in unprotected sex?

No answer: There's no way to answer that question. It depends on who you're with and what you do sexually. Statistics based on large populations are of no use to two people in a bedroom. Use condoms and get tested. ...Read more

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What are odds of female to male transmission of HIV in protected sex if she infected (status not know)? Lasted 5 min. Came in condom after pulling out

What are odds of female to male transmission of HIV in protected sex if she infected (status not know)? Lasted 5 min. Came in condom after pulling out

Small, but.....: Chances are small, but of course, never zero. If you are concerned, go to an std clinic or your doctor and get a blood test for HIV in about 6 weeks, then again in 6 months. And remember, be careful out there - - -
btw - good job and using a condom - we wish everyone did! ...Read more

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Odds of hep c and Hiv transmission with condom use?

Odds of hep c and Hiv transmission with condom use?

No risk: HIV is virtually 100% prevented by correct and consistent condom use for vaginal or anal sex. Contrary to popular beliefs, hepatitis C isn't sexually transmitted at all, except in gay men through traumatic (potentially bloody) rectal sexual practices. Heterosexual partners of persons with HCV are at no increased risk at all. Thus, little or no risk even without condoms, zero risk with them. ...Read more

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What are the 3 most common modes of transmission of hiv?

What are the 3 most common modes of transmission of hiv?

Sex, drugs, babies: Sex, blood exposure (mostly from shared needles), and mother-to-child transmission. ...Read more

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What are the odds of trasnmitting HIV from a man to a woman?

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What are the odds of trasnmitting HIV from a man to a woman?

Depends: It depends on a great many things; it depends on what the viral load of the man is, if he is on active treatment. It depends on the nature of the sexual contact, whether it is oral, vaginal, or anal. The more exposure with higher viral load to areas that may have lesions, or the presence of existing other stds that compromise mucosal integrity, increase transmission risk. ...Read more

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Is HIV transmission possible through oral sex?

Yes: The risk is substantially less than with unprotected anal sex, but anecdotally it has happened, and the chimpanzee version is transmissible by swallowing semen. Cunnilingus had not been shown to have a measurable risk the last time I reviewed the literature. ...Read more

Heterosexual (Definition)

Heterosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or behavior between persons of opposite sex or gender in the gender binary. As a sexual orientation, heterosexuality refers to "an enduring pattern of or disposition to experience sexual, affectionate, physical or romantic attractions to persons ...Read more


Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more