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can anal sex without bleeding can cause hiv (RISK OF HIV AS A TOP, 2010) (ANAL MUCOUS, ANAL FLUIDS, RECTAL SECRETIONS, 2010)

hello doctor 1 week before i had anal sex without condom i was at insertive position but there was no bleeding from his anus is i am at risk of hiv doctor i dont know his hiv status please answer my question it is freaking me out... thanks ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unprotected sex is risky business, whether you're the top gun or bottom boy. It's concerning to see how many guys think that if they only top they are not at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS! This is certainly not the case. See... Read more »

Anal Sex and HIV/AIDS????

Hi, My boyfriend and I have been contemplating having anal sex. He is my first partner and only.... Read more »

CDC says anal warts and oral sex mean HIV. PLEASE HELP DR. BOB!

Dr Bob:Im a 24 year old gay man. Please help me with this situation! I am scared to death!My... Read more »
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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

The aim of the current study was to examine the practice of anal and dry sex within a cohort of female sex workers (FSWs) in Meru, Kenya. A survey was conducted among FSWs: 147 participants were randomly sampled from an existing cohort of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Significant Increase in Testing Rates for Sexually Transmissible Infections Following the Introduction of an Anal Cytological Screening Program, Targeting HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors undertook the current study to determine whether the introduction of an anal cytology screening program (ACSP) targeting HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) had an effect on the rates of sexually transmissible infection (STI)... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Age at First Anal Sex and HIV/STI Vulnerability Among Gay Men in Australia

The authors introduced their report by stating that gay men continue to experience "a disproportionate burden of HIV." The researchers set out to determine whether there is a link between age at first anal intercourse (AFAI) and gay men's... Read more »
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Afraid to have Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've been positive since 1994. I became + from my lover who died that year. Since his demise I have been afraid to have sex because I feel as though I will infect someone. The HIV strain I have is resistant to all meds currently available. My... Read more »

anal sex=HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just read something suggesting that maybe AIDS is the result of drugs and anal sex. Think about this: you are having a foreign substance shot into your bloodstream--after so much fighting off "invaders" or semen maybe the immune system is... Read more »

Anal Sex w/ my HIV+ Boyfriend

Posted by Escape, 1 Reply
Shortly after I met my partner we found he was HIV+. I have continued to test negative. When we met he said he was versatile, to me this is very important as I do occasionally like to receive. I understand the need to be safe, but he was not... Read more »

HIV transmitted through precum for 4 seconds of anal sex?

Posted by mooch3r, 2 Replies
I am 20 years old male. I am growing extremely anxious about a sexual encounter I had with a man last night. I know I should have known better but I met up with a complete stranger over the net, and he took me to a gay sauna. At one point he tried... Read more »