Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Anal Sex Bottom Scared I Have HIV

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

% of MSM HIV transmission from protected anal sex magnetic couple

Hey Dr. BobThanks for all your great work! I'm in a magnetic relationship, and I was just curious if there are statistics regarding routes of transmission? Particularly, everyone says that unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest, but what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Patrick,What you've read is correct: Unprotected receptive anal sex carries the highest per-act statistical risk for sexual HIV transmission. As for "protected" receptive anal sex, this is indeed Read more »

Unprotected receptive anal sex

Dear Dr.Thank you for this brilliant resource it is really helping me to deal with what I'm going... Read more »
Articles
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected vaginal or anal sex (especially if you're the one providing the vagina or anus) sharing injection drug equipment, especially... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drugs Haven't Changed HIV Risk With Anal Sex

...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 with men. Dr. Fengyi Jin, of the National Center in HIV... Read more »
The Body

HIV Testing 101

...activities? Pick one from the pulldown menu or click here and find out! Select a sexual activity Pick an activity Anal Sex (In general) Anal Sex (Insertive) Anal Sex (Receptive) Anal/Vaginal Intercouse (Unprotected) Bestiality ... Read more »
The Body

Questions and Answers Related to HIV/AIDS

...CD4 counts and viral load testing . Sexual Risk and HIV Transmission About a year ago, I had unprotected receptive anal sex with a man I now discover to be HIV positive. Needless to say I'm regretful, scared and intend to get tested... Read more »
Connect With Others

My first gay experience scared me so much!

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...know. well, when i decided to do it, i still wanted to be safer and use a condom and lubricant. well, when i was performing anal sex (i was the "insertive" or "top" partner), i was very deep (i'm very well-endowed) and obviously at some point... Read more »

Scared....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HI, i just had one question. I live with someone who has HIV, and it really scares me cause i think that somehow i could catch it. please tell me if there is ANY way that i could catch it just from being in Read more »

husband wanted anal sex

Posted by Sungirl, 1 Reply
...When I was married to my husband, (I am divorced now) all he wanted was anal sex. He would not listen to my desires when I expressed them and I didn't like having anal sex. He was my first sexual partner and Read more »

acute hiv after condom breakage???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...one here can diagnose me for sure, only an hiv test 6 or 12 weeks out can do that... i was the bottom (i'm a guy) partner in anal sex... the condom broke at some point, but my top partner didn't notice right away... sex continued for a while... Read more »