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sex with a gay HIV person

Feb 21, 2002

Hey How are you? My friend is HIV positive. He is gay or bisexual. He want to have sex (like male to male). What is the risk of it? Can condom protect him and his parting from the HIV. Can jacking off each other be sex. please holla back

Response from Mr. Kull

Hey. I'm doing great, thanks for asking.

There's lots of things that people can do sexually that greatly reduces the odds of HIV infection/transmission. The main activities to avoid are unprotected insertive and receptive anal sex (fucking or being fucked without a condom). Unprotected anal sex is the most efficient way to transmit HIV. Oral sex is a bit of a gray area; your friend can transmit HIV to someone performing oral sex on him, but the risk is low, and much lower than having unprotected anal sex. So there are some tough decisions to make around that.

Latex condoms, when used correctly and consistently, are extremely effective in preventing the transmission of HIV. Some studies found that when HIV infected persons used condoms all of the time with their negative partners, HIV was never, and sometimes rarely, transmitted. So condoms, while not always easy to use, are a great way to prevent transmission.

Generally, any sexual activity that does not include anal, vaginal and oral sex is highly unlikely to transmit HIV. This is true because there isn't any evidence to support other routes of sexual transmission (like mutual masturbation). Infected fluids need to come into contact with mucous membranes or have other access to your bloodstream in order for infection to be possible.


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