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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 »

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 »

Risk of catching HCV from fisting

As an active (insertive) partner in gay anal fisting, i want to understand the risks of catching HCV if I do not use gloves.There seems to be risk from anecdotal evidence. If the passive partner is HCV +ve, and there is trauma (80% of the time...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Anytime there is blood involved there is some risk of HCV transmission. However using gloves is obviously going to reduce that risk. I have not seen any cases transmitted this way, but cuts on your hand will clearly increase your risk as well as... 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 »
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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

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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Check my research please? hiv risk.. no?

Posted by poblly, 2 Replies
Hello. My friend is hiv positive and I am mad at him. Heres why. I held my hand out to give him a "pound" (you know where you make a fist and the other person makes fist and taps yours. Well, I held out my fist and he punched it!! it hurt but I... Read more »

anal sex question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
just a question to everyone - i work with hiv/aids patients, i am
also hiv+, but the other day someone asked me a really strange
question, it was

"I've had unprotected anal sex with my partner who is hiv+
(16,000 vl, 550 cd4) 25 time or more, what... Read more »