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Anal fisting

A massage therapist gave me a deep prostate massage, she did have vinyl gloves on that I saw her put it on before she insered her hand. 2 months have passed since and I have a sore throat from past 3 days but no fever or anything else. Am I safe or...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is no risk of HIV infection from the act you describe. Any one unaware of their HIV status who has had unprotected sex ever, should get tested.DW... Read more »

fisting risk

i am gay hiv negative male. I have had 3 sexual encounters with a hiv positive male. We used condoms for intercourse but i did insert my fingers and hand into his anus for a few minutes during each encounter.On retraction i did notice blood on my...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Since you had contact with the blood of an HIV infected person, it is advisable that you get tested at least three months after exposure.It is unlikely that you would become infected with HIV when fisting another person, but using latex gloves and... Read more »

Hep C and, erm, fisting

I'm pretty well-informed (I think) about new trends in HIV research and treatment. However, I'm baffled (I must be dense) by reports I've read over the last couple of years (on this site and on several others) about the connection...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
A complex question to answer specifically. Indeed fisting turns out to be a very significant risk factor for acquiring HCV for the receptive partner. This practice can certainly lead to mucosal trauma of the rectum which can then be vulnerable to... Read more »

can anal sex without bleeding can cause hiv (RISK OF HIV AS A TOP, 2010) (ANAL MUCOUS, ANAL FLUIDS, RECTAL SECRETIONS, 2010)

hello doctor 1 week before i had anal sex without condom i was at insertive position but there was no bleeding from his anus is i am at risk of hiv doctor i dont know his hiv status please answer my question it is freaking me out... thanks ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unprotected sex is risky business, whether you're the top gun or bottom boy. It's concerning to see how many guys think that if they only top they are not at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS! This is certainly not the case. See... Read more »
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veterans vs. newbies...let the fists fly.....

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
I have been reading a lot of posts back and forth where the veterans bash the newbies and then somebody tries to throw in a neutral post to the effect that the veterans really have all the info.
But--here's a thought--HIV has changed quite a bit... Read more »

Insertive Anal - Definite infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does being the insertive partner in unprotected anal sex with an HIV + partner DEFINITELY mean that you will be infected. I hear all sorts of stats about this practice that sometimes downplay it and others that exaggerate it as being as dangerous as... Read more »

insertive anal

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi
I am a top and was wondering of anyone knows the risk factor for unprotected insertive anal sex?
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Anal sex...

Posted by vbguy1818, 1 Reply
What is the likelihood of contracting HIV if you had anal sex unprotected for only a few minutes and there was no ejaculation inside of the anus? Read more »