HIV Infection Risk Receptive Anal Sex
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University of British ColumbiaThe risk of receptive anal intercourse is about 1/200 per act, but can rise to 3% or so if the contact is particularly traumatic or if the receiving partner has open sores. If the risks were as high as you state, virtually all people who have... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHiWe know that receptive anal sex carries the highest risk of HIV infection but when you wear a condom that dramatically reduces. I'm glad to hear that you were able to be alert and aware of what was going on and heard the condom breaking and... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,Unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest sexual activity and qualifies as a major lapse in judgment! As for the guy reassuring you he was HIV negative, well personally I wouldn't believe a horned-up dude trying to get into your... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello,The CDC's estimated per-act statistical risk of acquiring HIV from unprotected receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 50 per 10,000 exposures. Please note these are only statistical estimates and there are many... Read more »
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Posted by AnthonyMC, 1 ReplyHello.
I'm a heterosexual guy but more or less 2 months ago I did something I will never forgive myself for, regardless of whether I got infected with something or not: I had receptive anal sex with a transexual sex worker.
Now, the intercourse was... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 4 RepliesAfter getting myself involved in a possible HIV exposure through receptive (giving) fellatio, I resarched the net like mad to get an idea of the risk I put myself under. I have gotten my conclusive 12-week ELISA (negative), but continue to resarch... Read more »
Posted by AloneInMyMadness, 1 ReplyI am so ashamed of myself and scared to death. My husband and I split up and were getting a divorce, I was extremely distraught and broken up about it. I went on a kick of "screw it, life is short" I got a job as a bartender, stopped going to... Read more »
Posted by dino123, 1 ReplyI have 35 hours to the PEP window and would like some opinion on my situation, I have had protected receptive anal sex with a transexual escort and since the episode I cant stop worrying about my risk. There was unprotected oral sex then condom used... Read more »
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