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HIV Transmission Topping Without Condom

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HIV Transmission

Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Rare Types of Transmission Avoiding Transmission How HIV Spreads Many people still do not understand how HIV is passed, or transmitted, fromone person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus ifyou are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are livingwith HIV (HIV+). HIV is spread through contact with the following body fluids: ...
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possible hiv transmission from hiv+ person with condom being the bottom

I am 20 years old. Last night I had protected anal sex with a guy who is HIV+. I was the bottom and he was the top. I found out after we had sex that he was HIV+ and he said his viral load is undetectable (not sure what that means). I am almost...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If you're old enough to be having sex, you're certainly old enough to learn the risks and consequences of your actions. Generally speaking it's way better if you learn this information before you start doing the dance with no... Read more »

HIV Transmission from bottom to top

What is the risk of transmission from unprotected anal sex between an HIV+ "bottom" to an HIV- "top"? ...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible to become HIV infected as the insertive (top) partner during anal sex without a condom. Unprotected insertive anal sex poses a smaller risk for transmission than unprotected receptive anal sex, but the risk is there. HIV infected... Read more »

Topping HIV+ bottom with condom who is taking HIV meds

Hello, I recently topped a HIV+ bottom with a latex condom during penetration but not during oral sex. He did not tell me that he was HIV+ but I found out that he is taking Epzicom, Reyataz, and Norvir. What are my risks of contracting HIV. The sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.Why are you freaking out because you found your bottom-guy's antiretrovirals? What if you hadn't found them? Would you be at any less risk right now? No, of course not. This is exactly why we must consider all our sexual partners could... Read more »

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 »
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Transmission via kissing and condoms

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I recently met a wonderful and terric person whom I'd to get to know better. The only problem is this person is HIV+. We have gone out on a few dates and finaly kissed. I really like this person but I also want to take each and every precaution.

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Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »

HIV Transmission questions

Posted by gentinthesouth, 4 Replies
Hello, I am really scared! Can anyone tell me if i can get HIV these ways?

1st of all No one has ever cummed in my mouth or anus and no one has ever bled in my mouth or anus,

1. Being a top in anal sex using a condom?
2. Getting sucked by someone not... Read more »

Where does transmission occur for bottoms and tops

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know exactly how the virus transmits between bottoms and tops?

I can understand how it happens in the bottoms case, the intestinal wall absorbes all types of things, however what about the just inside the sphincter? Could you... Read more »