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Do Tops and Bottoms Have Different HIV Risks? #AskTheHIVDoc Weighs In

July 6, 2015

When it comes to medical care, gay men should not all be considered to be the same. Depending on whether an individual participates in sex as the insertive partner (top) or receptive partner (bottom), there's a difference in HIV acquisition risk.

That difference is addressed by David Malebranche, M.D., in this episode of #AskTheHIVDoc.

"What's important to think about with HIV is that HIV has to get into the bloodstream to actually set up infection," Malebranche says.

Malebranche has even more tidbits in the video below, where he gets into penile skin, rectal lining and other issues related to HIV risk factors.



Watch more episodes from the #AskTheHIVDoc series to learn how to get the best care.

Mathew Rodriguez is the community editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @mathewrodriguez, like his Facebook page or visit him on his personal website.


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