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The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...other barriers correctly and consistently) protects you and your partner. Which common sexual activities are most likely to cause HIV transmission when safer sex isn't used? Listed from most to least risky: Receptive anal sex ("bottoming"): This remains the most risky activity, due to the likelihood of small tears in the rectum allowing semen to have direct contact with the bloodstream. But penetrative anal sex ("topping") can...
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Risk of Unprotected anal sex for a top

I am a bisexual man and 100 TOP when with another man. I have been told that the risk of HIV infection for a TOP during unprotected anal sex is small. I would like your opinion.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...describe. The facts might be more relevant: 1) A person who is the receptive partner in anal sex is considered to be at a greater risk for infection than the insertive partner. The insertive partner is not without risk if no condom is used. 2)... Read more »

insertive anal sex

I have read many articles about unprotected insertive anal sex and there seems to beconcensus that it is not high risk...why is that.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...coming into contact with the urethra could lead to infection. There is also evidence that uncircumcised men may be at greater risk for infection during unprotected insertive sex than circumcised men. The main concern during anal sex is that... Read more »

Known Sex With a HIV Man

I was at a party and ended up having unprotected anal sex with a man that is known HIV positive. I was the top and came in him quickly. I don't think I was in him more than three mins. I realize I am at high risk. Just can't believe I did...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Having unprotected insertive anal sex (being the "top") with an HIV infected person puts you at risk for infection. While one exposure does not guarantee infection, the fact that you know you were exposed suggests that you take important steps. Read more »

Anal Sex

Can someone get infected from the anus to the penis?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The person who is inserting their penis (insertive, top)into someone's anus (rectum, butt) without a condom is at risk for infection. Any HIV infected fluids that come into contact with the mucous membranes of the urethra (the lining of the tube... Read more »
Articles
The Body

Does Pregnancy Pose an HIV Infection Risk for Men?

... Previous studies have demonstrated that pregnant women are at greater risk of HIV infection. However, a new study, presented at the International Microbicides Conference in Pittsburgh in May seems to demonstrate that Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Male Circumcision Reduces Men's HIV Infection Risk by 65%, Data Re-Evaluation Says

... Routine male circumcision could reduce a man's risk of HIV infection through heterosexual sex by 65%, according to final data from two NIH -funded studies conducted in Kenya and Uganda published Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Daily Oral Antiretroviral Reduces HIV Infection Risk in MSM by 44%, Study Finds

...want to start using the strategy now," according to the newspaper (Stein, 11/23). "In some developing countries where HIV infections are so widespread that they've become a major burden on the economy and the health care system, a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Older People Face Greater HIV Infection Risks: Study

... Physicians are failing to diagnose HIV infection among older patients, even as many people over age 50 enjoy extended sex lives thanks to erectile dysfunction drugs, the World Read more »
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Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...There are heterosexuals, bisexuals, transsexuals, lesbians and homosexuals who are engaging in sex without a condom. Oral and anal sex is on the rise! HIV infection occurs in all of these groups. HIV infections occur through sex workers... Read more »

Advice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to catch the HIV virus from your fingers/penis coming into contact with vaginal fluid whilst removing a condom? Say if you had small cuts on your fingers like you would get if you bit your nails? or if the fluid came into contact with... Read more »

hiv infection risk PLEASE help

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ok a few hours ago i had a bleeding bit at the skin on the bottomcorner of my index finger so i went and got a bandaid. i had just washed the cut and tryed to put the bandaid over it the first time but didnt manage. i then looked again and there... Read more »

How risky is INSERTIVE anal sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi, I am well aware of the risks of unprotected receptive anal sex, but how risky is unprotected insertive anal sex? Would it be more or less risky than unprotective insertive vaginal sex? Anyone Read more »