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Protected Sex Question
Apr 4, 2004

How risky is protected receptive anal sex in comparison with other sexual activities? Is it considered extremely low, low, medium, high, ultra high? How risky is one act of protected receptive anal sex with a man of unknown status?

By the way. LIke everyone else I think you rock!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

If "protected" means that a latex condom was used appropriately and did not fail, then there would be essentially no risk for HIV transmission. HIV cannot pass through latex. Even though the Vatican seems to think latex condoms are similar to fish net stockings, and that HIV can swim right through condoms, scientific fact tells us that is not the case. Then again, scientific fact and common sense (and fashion sense for that matter) have never really been the Vatican's forte, now have they?

Hope that allays any misconceptions or fears. Continue to play safe and you'll stay safe.

Dr. Bob



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