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Jan 29, 2009

Hi Sir! I have realised in your forum that similar questions are being asked by many different people over and over again, so I was just wondering if its possible for you to provide us/me, in your web, with a document on answers or just a discussion of the commonly asked questions/issues on your forum, so that we can just read it and not keep on askin, and that will also avoid you reffering us to the archive of your answers to questions, cauz its very tedious to surf through the archives lookin for an answer to a question similar to the one you have.

Am particulary interested in HIV amongst gay people: info.. about the risks(% wise) when usin a condom, and when not usin it. Common STIs in gay people & the way they present. Wanna know your opinion with regards to circumcision and the risk percentages of cut & uncut!

I would also like to know the risk percentage of a top compared to that of a bottom, the risk percentage of transmission during a blow job from both involved. How effective is post exposure prophylaxis, on a bottom who has just had sex, and they are takin ARVs, while the cum/ semen is still sittin in their rectum or anal canal. Pliz bear with my english.

Thank you!

Tshepo. South Africa.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Tshepo,

I just answer the questions. I'm not directly involved in exactly how the Web site manages, presents or organizes the information. I will pass your suggestion on to those who do manage the site. However, I tend to doubt that even with a FAQ (frequently asked question) chapter most questioners would still ask their specific question. (They always feel their question is not exactly, exactly, exactly like the several hundred nearly identical questions they found in the archives.) As for locating specific information within the extensive archives, use the "search" function. By doing so you should be able to find what you're looking for reasonably quickly. Also, please note the archived questions are also grouped into chapters. The answers to all your questions about estimated statistical risk, for example, can be found in the chapter on HIV statistics.

Dr. Bob

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