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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 »

Anal fisting

A massage therapist gave me a deep prostate massage, she did have vinyl gloves on that I saw her... 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... Read more »
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Women Living With HIV/AIDS Encouraged to Be Tested for Anal Cancer

While anal cancer is widely associated with HIV-positive men who have sex with men, a recent study is highlighting how women living with HIV/AIDS are impacted by the disease as well. Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y.,... Read more »
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AIDS Drugs Haven't Changed HIV Risk With Anal Sex

Although highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) can lower HIV in the blood to undetectable levels, it does not reduce the risk of contracting the virus during a single act of unprotected anal sex, according to a new study of men who have sex... Read more »
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AIDS Gel Shown to Protect Anal Tissue From HIV

New research presented at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, Feb. 27-March 2, shows that a gel containing tenofovir may help prevent HIV when used rectally. The gel containing Gilead Sciences Inc.'s... Read more »
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Anal Pap Smears in Men Show High Rate of Pre-Cancer Conditions

A recent study in a Veteran's Affairs HIV clinic in Miami reveals that more than half of HIV-positive men have abnormal surface anal cells, caused by the virus called HPV. People living with HIV generally have a higher rate of these abnormal cells... 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 »

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 »

anal problems....

Posted by erik1964
I have been on hiv medication for more than 10 years now, I noticed that Viramune gives me no anal pleasure any more (but also did Darunavir). Because of the side effects I don't have lots of choices for therapy. Now I am on Truvada (really good... Read more »

Anal cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested positive 14 years ago, and have had several AIDS complications. But this is my most recent cause for alarm:
My rectal surgeon has been monitoring and burning off my anal warts for the past 2 years. Recently, we decided one recurring spot... Read more »