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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

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


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What is the chance of contracting HIV from protected anal sex?

What is the chance of contracting HIV from protected anal sex?

Very low: If it's truly protected, with an unbroken condom, the risk is extremely low. ...Read more

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What is the risk of contracting HIV or other diseases during unprotected sex?

What is the risk of contracting HIV or other diseases during unprotected sex?

More than it's worth: If your partner's infected, protect yourself. Period. The numbers vary for each individual act, never greater than 1% per event for HIV but very high for syphilis and gonorrhea. There's about ten others, including crabs. You don't want any of that stuff. And who wants to pay with their lives for the silly fun of "going bareback"? ...Read more

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What's the chance of HIV transmission from using mouthwash?

HIV is Hard to Get: There is no chance of getting HIV by using mouthwash. Hiv is transmitted by direct exposure from semen to blood or blood to blood among humans. It does not live in air or fluids such as water or mouthwash. ...Read more

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What are the chances of HIV transmission through precum with only 30 seconds of penile-vaginal insertion?

What are the chances of HIV transmission through precum with only 30 seconds of penile-vaginal insertion?

Low: Get checked anyway. This sort of thing can cause serious trouble -- not just HIV infection, but other sexually transmitted diseases, and an unwanted pregnancy. There are sperms in that pre-ejaculate. Learn from this experience, use barrier protection, and also cherish the memory of having been loved -- it's always precious, even if it's never perfect. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of catching sexually transmitted diseases?

What is the likelihood of catching sexually transmitted diseases?

Risk factors: If you are celebate the chance is 0%. It all depends on the risk factors for the particular sexually transmitted diseases and your risky behaviors. ...Read more

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Is there a chance of HIV transmission by sex fluid contact below the pectinate lining of anus ?

Is there a chance of HIV transmission by sex fluid contact below the pectinate lining of anus ?

Get tested: It is possible, especially if there was a break in the skin where infected body fluid contacted. If you have any doubt get tested. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of sexual transmitted infection?

What are the disadvantages of sexual transmitted infection?

An STD: Can make you sick. There are no advantages to having an std. ...Read more

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Are sexually transmitted diseases kind of a way of punishing promiscuity?

Are sexually transmitted diseases kind of a way of punishing promiscuity?

Not really: Just a result of promiscuity. Nobody is punishing anybody with these, anymore than with pneumonia or urinary tract infections or heart disease. They are just part of life. ...Read more

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How can one prevent non-sexual transmission of condyloma?

How can one prevent non-sexual transmission of condyloma?

Condylomata : This viral infection is passed from person to person. Avoiding contact with a person with an active infection is the best preventive measure. For young people, there is a vaccine which is very helpful at preventing this infection. ...Read more

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How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

How many days should I wait after possible exposure to get tested for most common stds?

STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read more

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I'm aware of the connection between sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. Does HPV infection increase cancer risk in men, too?

I'm aware of the connection between sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. Does HPV infection increase cancer risk in men, too?

The short answer is yes, but the specific risks are different for men: Most of the time, HPV infection doesn't cause any signs or symptoms in either sex, although some types of HPV cause genital warts. Typically, the immune system eliminates the virus without treatment within about two years. Until the virus is gone, you can spread it to your sex partners. But certain types of HPV, known as high-risk types, may cause persistent infection, which can gradually turn into cancer. Malignancies that can be caused by HPV include cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus and oropharynx — the back of the mouth and upper part of the throat. Men who have HIV — the virus that causes AIDS — and men who have sex with other men are at particular risk of anal, penile and throat cancers associated with persistent HPV infection. The rate of oropharyngeal cancers has been on the rise recently, especially in men. Men can prevent the types of HPV that cause most genital warts and anal cancer by receiving an HPV vaccine. These were originally approved as a cervical cancer vaccine for girls and young women, and they're now approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of anal, vulvar and vaginal cancers, too. The vaccines are recommended for males ages 9 to 26. The best time to get the vaccine is before sexual activity begins. Although these vaccines are not yet approved for preventing HPV-related penile and oropharyngeal cancer, recent studies suggest that these vaccines may be effective for preventing these cancers as well. You may also lower your risk of contracting HPV by using a condom every time you have sex. However, condom use isn't considered a substitute for HPV vaccination in those who are eligible for the vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the chances of catching aids through one single encounter?

What are the chances of catching aids through one single encounter?

1 is enough: Every HIV infection started with a single encounter. But the more unprotected encounters you have, the greater the risk. Think of russian roulette: you could lose on your first play. But if you survive and keep playing, your odds are poor. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of contracting HIV from protected anal intercourse?

What is the likelihood of contracting HIV from protected anal intercourse?

Depends: What is protected anal sex? What other practices are you engaging in that may result in exchange of body fluids. Anal sex is a high risk activity. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/qa/transmission.htm. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of contracting HIV from protected anal intercourse?

What is the likelihood of contracting HIV from protected anal intercourse?

Low...: The chances of acquiring an HIV infection from anal intercourse are very low if a condom is used. Addition of a spermicidal lubricant can also help to diminish the likelihood of HIV transmission. Condoms need to be used every time and not sporadically in order to be most effective and diminishing chances of spreading sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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What is the risk of contracting aids/hiv during unprotected sex?

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What is the risk of contracting aids/hiv during unprotected sex?

Depends: It depends on a great many things; it depends on what the viral load of the infected patient is, if they are 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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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

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