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Anal Fisting Scared I Have AIDS

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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 »

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AIDS Drugs Haven't Changed HIV Risk With Anal Sex

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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 »

Please help me I'm scared I'm infected..

Posted by Helpme11, 1 Reply
This is my story. I had unprotected anal sex once and it was for about a minuite. For some reason I'm convinced I have HIV. I was drunk and didn't care that he didn't use a condom. I regret this everyday. I feel fine and healthy, I have only had one... Read more »

Scared that I have symptoms

Posted by woundedrhymes, 4 Replies
A few years ago I had unprotected anal sex (gave, not received) with a man who I don't know the status of. He has told me several times that he is negative through the years, but he's basically a stranger so I don't know if he can be trusted.

I've... Read more »

Scared out of my mind

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had anal receptive unprotected sex on 8 Dec 04.....after 10 days or 2 weeks, My arm pits started to tingle....then ache..I think....but felt no nodes. by that time I was paranoid....then my nodes in the groin area....just one I think on left side... Read more »