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HIV Infection Risk Anal Sex

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted
Ask the Experts

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 »

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 »

Is this high risk rated?

Dear Dr.:I would like to know how much risk of HIV infection can bring touching ones anal rim after anal sex (with condom) and having an indirect mouth contact with that hand (like touching your penis with that hand and getting another man make a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...secretions, come into contact with your mucous membranes (the lining of the vagina, rectum, urethra, and mouth), you are at risk for infection.You are at greatest risk for infection with HIV when you have anal or vaginal sex without a condom with... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Men Using Condoms During Anal Sex -- Women Aren't: Health Department

... Just 23 percent of New York City women who had anal sex with men in the past year reported always using condoms, a recent city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene report found. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anal and Dry Sex in Commercial Sex Work, and Relation to Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in Meru, Kenya

...demographic and behavioral correlates and association with STDs. In the survey, 40.8 percent of FSWs reported ever practicing anal sex; 36.1 reported ever practicing dry sex. The majority of participants believed the two practices to be high-risk... Read more »
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 »
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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 »

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 »

RISK HELP!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I had protected anal sex for about 2 min. with no ejaculation. After that I masterbated him and did get cum on my hand. I don't have any cuts and washed 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 »