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"bottom to top transmission"

Jan 25, 2012

i had unprotected sex with a hiv+ bottom who's undetectable, now i'm worried i was infected

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for the question,

Unprotected sex with someone who's HIV+ does pose a risk for getting infected. It's going to be important for you to be tested 3months after this.

That said, there are quite a few things that work in your favor! Relatively speaking, it's harder for a bottom to give HIV to a top than the other way around. Also, if someone is undetectable, usually it's harder for them to transmit HIV (if they don't have another STD).

These don't wipe risk away, but they do make your odds better. In the future it's going to be important to talk with your sex partners before sex. Also, it can't be said enough: condoms are so important to making sex safe! Use them.

Hope this helps!


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