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AIDS Infection Risk Topping Without Condom

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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

Table of Contents Introduction Older Women: An Overlooked Group What to Do? Older Women Living With HIV Introduction In the US, HIV began mostly as a disease of young men. Today, however, theepidemic affects both women and men of all ages, including older women (age 50and over). While 50 may not seem "old," it is often the age currently used byorganizations that keep track of health-related statistics (e.g., the US Centersfor...
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Condom Broke: HIV+ bottom, HIV- Top... Chance of infection?

Hi Robert,First, I want to thank you for being such an incredible resource for those of us out here who are trying to find information on HIV. I was diagnosed as positive a year and a half ago and you've been there since week one. So thanks,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your very kind comments!Regarding your negative top-gun stud, condom failure does place him at some degree of risk for HIV. Certainly that you are on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that has driven your plasma HIV viral... Read more »

Condom use by HIV Positive Couple (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION) (CO-INFECTION) (REINFECTION)

My partner and I have been monogomous since we started dating five years ago and we are both HIV positive. We believe that my partner was positive before we started dating, however, because we were young and foolish we didn't get tested. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This question comes up fairly frequently. At this point in time, we still recommend condoms to prevent the possibility of superinfection (dual infection). (See below.)Dr. Bob Resuming sex after recent diagnosis (SUPERINFECTION) (DUAL INFECTION)... Read more »

Very low risk of infection when not using condoms

I have long believed that the HIV threat to hetero-sexual, non drug-using men is hyped-up by a moral-crusading media. Consequently, I have put myself at risk to test my theory. Over the last 20 years, I have had unprotected sex with over 3000...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Tony,You "believed" that the risk of heterosexual HIV transmission is hyped up, so you put yourself at risk by having unprotected sex with 3,000 working prostitutes in 30 HIV-hotspot countries?!?!? It's always so heartwarming to... Read more »

Condom after Bare Insertion (BAREBACKING TOP/POSSIBLE INFECTION)

Hi Doc, Ive read many of the realted topics but mine is a bit special...Im 20, and i live in the philippines and ive had 9 sexual encounters since i was 18. 4 intially women then the latter 5 men. Ive tested negative on all 3 hiv tests prior to last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Juan,Your HIV-acquisition risk, despite the brief encounter and being the top guy, remains significant. Barebacking is risky business, top or bottom! Developing fever and other symptoms two weeks after your encounter and subsequently having... Read more »
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Infection from minimum risk....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm wondering if any of the visitors of this board have been infected with HIV after a one time exposure, or while using a condom. Everyone says the chance from a one time encounter is like 1 in 500, and with a condom is basically non existant. If... Read more »

Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
Few days ago, I had protected sex with a sex worker at Thailand. I used condoms but I have few doubts on the condom usage with regards to Risks of HIV Infection
1st: What are the risks of infection if the condom slips off during withdrawl
2nd: I still... Read more »

no condoms=aids???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i'm a 20 years old woman and i had first slept with a guy when i was 17. since then i had 3 boy friends and i had slept with them all. i have a new boy friend now these days..and he doesn't like to use comdoms..and that makes me warry..i don't think... Read more »

Real Risk!!! Means... Infection!!! Don't be a...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I would like this not to be true but... it is, This people may have lied to the docs... But they were in fact positive, long time before the antibodies response. What I'm trying is to make you people understand that somebody is playing with our... Read more »