Heterosexuals and HIV

 

Heterosexuals and HIV

(See also: Serodiscordant Couples; Pregnancy and HIV; Women and HIV

Note: This page focuses mostly on HIV/AIDS among heterosexuals in the U.S., sexual transmission, and family planning.


General information

Heterosexual men and HIV/AIDS.  Web page on thebody.com site with links to articles and reports.

Characteristics Associated with HIV Infection Among Heterosexuals in Urban Areas with High AIDS Prevalence: 24 Cities, United States, 2006 - 2007.  Article dated August 12, 2011 from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Heterosexual transmission of HIV - 29 States, 1999 - 2002.  Report from the February 20, 2004 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in the United States.  Chapter from the HIV InSite's Knowledge Base textbook.  Includes information about HIV among heterosexuals.

The effectiveness of condoms in reducing heterosexual transmission of HIV.  Paper from the Allan Guttmacher Institute.

What are heterosexual men's HIV prevention needs?  Fact sheet from UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.  Also available in Spanish.

What are U.S. women's HIV prevention needs?  Fact sheet from UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.  Also available in Spanish.

Family Planning and Pregnancy

Family planning, pregnancy, and HIV: Can HIV-positive couples become pregnant?  Fact sheet from aidsmeds.com.  Also available in Spanish.

Repeat Pregnancies Likely With Only Condoms.  Article dated June 11, 2009 from aidsmeds.com.

UK women with HIV need more conception and contraception advice.  Article dated April 4, 2009 from aidsmap.com.

Hormonal Contraceptives and HIV Disease Progression.  Article dated August 29, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Having Children a Priority for Many Positive Women.  Article dated August 7, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Antretroviral therapy reduces sperm motility, Dutch study finds.  Article dated March 28, 2008 from aidsmap.com. 

CROI: Unplanned pregnancy frequent among women after starting ARVs, need for family planning. Article dated February 5, 2008 from the aidsmap.com website.

Baby steps: Family planning and pregnancy for people with HIV. Article dated December 4, 2007 from the poz.com website.

Safer family planning for positive couples.  Article dated October 26, 2007 from aidsmeds.com.

Zero infections in large sperm-washing study.  Article dated August 31, 2007 from aidsmeds.com.

PrEP and timed intercourse reduces HIV transmission risk associated with natural conception.  Article dated July 23, 2007 from aidsmap.com.

Timed intercourse plus PrEP for low-risk natural conception.  Article dated July 23, 2007 from aidsmeds.com.

Making babies the old-fashioned way.  Article dated November 8, 2006 from aidsmeds.com.

Improved sperm-washing method removes small risk of assisted reproduction for serodiscordant couples.  Article dated May 8, 2006 from aidsmap.com.


Other Recent Articles

Partners PrEP: Up to 90% Fewer Infections in Mixed-Status Hetero Couples. Article dated March 6, 2012 from aidsmeds.com.

Relationship Dynamics Key to Adherence in Partners PrEP. Article dated January 30, 2012 from aidsmeds.com.

Study Confirms Viral Load Most Important Predictor of HIV Transmission. Article dated January 13, 2012 from aidsmeds.com.

Pregnancy doubled risk of female-to-male HIV transmission in Partners in Prevention study. Article dated August 5, 2011 from aidsmap.com.

IAS 2011: PrEP Effective for Heterosexuals, Discordant Couples. Article dated July 26, 2011 from hivandhepatitis.com.

PrEP Cuts Sexual HIV Transmissions 62% to 78% in Men and Women. Article dated July 19, 2011 from aidsmeds.com.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis does work for women, two studies find. Article dated July 19, 2011 from aidsmap.com.

Concurrent partnerships in men do not explain HIV incidence in women: number of partners does. Article dated July 16, 2011 from aidsmap.com. 

PrEP Reduces HIV Risk in Two Major Studies. Article dated July 13, 2011 from aidsmeds.com.

Two major studies show that HIV drugs prevent infection. Article dated July 13, 2011 from aidsmap.com. 

Genital Viral Load Predicts Heterosexual HIV Transmission Risk.  Article dated April 8, 2011 from hivandhepatitis.com.

Partners study expands our knowledge of HIV transmission risk. - Article dated March 3, 2011 from aidsmap.com.

IAC 2010: HPV Cancer Vaccine Effective for Heterosexual, Gay and Bisexual Men. Article dated July 26, 2010 from aidsmeds.com.

CDC: HIV an Epidemic for Heterosexuals in Inner Cities. Article dated July 19, 2010 from aidsmeds.com.

Race, Age Disparities Among Those with Undiagnosed HIV. Article dated December 23, 2009 from aidsmeds.com.

Aciclovir does not reduce risk of HIV transmission in serodiscordant couples.  Article dated May 8, 2009 from aidsmap.com.

Heterosexual HIV transmission more likely with sexually transmitted infections, early or late stage disease, no circumcision, or anal sex.  Article dated March 6, 2009 from aidsmap.com.

Antiretroviral treatment lowers rates of HIV transmission in heterosexual couples in Africa.  Article dated February 10, 2009 from aidsmap.com.

HIV Treatment Greatly Reduces, But Doesn't Eliminate Transmission.  Article dated February 9, 2009 from aidsmeds.com.

African-American men ‘on the down low’: a stigmatising and counter-productive description?  Article dated January 21, 2009 from aidsmap.com.

Circumcision Prevents HIV Infection in U.S. Heterosexual Men.  Article dated December 31, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Circumcision cuts HIV risk by 50% for heterosexual African American men.  Article dated December 22, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

'Undetectable = Noninfectious' Debate Continues at U.K. Conference.  Article dated October 23, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

UK conference discusses the `Swiss statement` on infectiousness of people on HIV treatment.  Article dated October 15, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

Systematic review unable to confirm or deny Swiss statement on infection risk with undetectable viral load.  Article dated August 8, 2008 from aidsmap.com. 

HIV-1 subtype, genital ulcer disease influence risk of HIV transmission among heterosexual couples.  Article dated August 5, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

Annual HIV Infections in U.S. Substantially Higher Than Believed.  Article dated August 3, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Australasians reject Swiss statement - model predicts fourfold increase in HIV transmission over 10 years.  Article dated July 28, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

Asymptomatic anal HPV infection more common than thought in heterosexual men.  Article dated June 30, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

Significant, if limited, effects seen in safer-sex interventions for black American heterosexuals.  Article dated June 19, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

Hetero men also at risk for anal HPV.  Article dated April 9, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Transcript: Condom-Free Sex? Controversial Swiss Declaration.  Article dated February 26, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Male circumcision doesn't reduce women's risk of HIV.  Article dated February 6, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Circumcising HIV positive men may increase HIV infections in female partners, but fewer STIs seen.  Article dated February 3, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

New questions about sexual transmission study.  Article dated January 31, 2008 from aidsmeds.com

Circumcision may cut HIV risk among some groups of US men.  Article dated August 20, 2007 from aidsmap.com.

Study finds why circumcision reduces female-to-male HIV transmission.  Article dated July 24, 2006 from aidsmap.com.

HIV treatment dramatically cuts risk of HIV transmission in steady heterosexual couples.  Article dated August 30, 2005 from aidsmap.com.

HIV Prevention Basics

Preventing HIV Transmission.  Fact sheet from AIDSinfo for HIV-infected persons on how to prevent infecting others.  Also available in Spanish.

Stopping the spread of HIV. Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

How risky is it?  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet.  Also available in Spanish.

How is HIV transmitted?:  Sexual transmission of HIV.  Fact sheet from aidsmeds.com.  Also available in Spanish.

How is HIV transmitted?: Specific sexual practices - What are the risks?  Fact sheet from aidsmeds.com.  Also available in Spanish. (See this section: "Prácticas sexuales específicas: ¿Cuáles son los riesgos?")

Reducing the risk of getting HIV from sexual activities.  Fact sheet from the San Franscisco AIDS Foundation.

Safer sex guidelines.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet.  Also available in Spanish.

Condoms.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet.  Also available in Spanish.

Drug use and HIV. Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Reducing the risk of getting HIV from injection drug use.  Fact sheet from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Harm reduction and HIV. Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Treatment after exposure to HIV. Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.


 

 

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