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Barebacking Risk Of Getting AIDS

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What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread blood-borne...
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HIV reinfection (REINFECTION, SUPERINFECTION, DUAL INFECTION, BAREBACKING RISK)

If 2 people were HIV + and had unprotectedsex, could they become reinfected and would they have another sero-conversion?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is a QTND (question that never dies). I have no new information to report. I'll reprint some of my comments from previous questioners below. You can find additional discussion in the archives. Stay well! Dr. Bobpoz to poz barebacking... Read more »

Barebacking & Rimming

1 week ago I had unprotected sex with a member of a Broadway show. We did some rimming and I topped him. I'm uncircumcised. Ever since, I experienced diahrrea and gas. He affirms he is healthy and clean, but still I'm concerned cuz he is...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Men who have unprotected anal sex with men are at significant risk for infection. The receptive partner in anal sex is at greater risk than the insertive partner (top), but the top is still at risk for infection. The odds for infection in one... Read more »

barebacking

my boyfriend is a top and hiv- and i am a bottom hiv+, he wants to have sex with me without a condom and he wants to know how high of a chance he has getting infected?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If your boyfriend tops you without a condom, he will be at risk for infection with HIV.There is a popular conception that the top in anal or vaginal sex is not at risk for HIV infection; this is not true. It is possible to become HIV infected as the... Read more »

Safe for 2 poz people to bareback?

Is it alright for 2 Poz people to bareback? I have been told how the whole concept of getting other strains of HIV, cross infected with HIV, or the idea of reinfection are just myths and that if you and your partner are both Poz you can stop using...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Reinfection is indeed possible. Exactly how often it occurs is difficult to document. (See below.) The current recommendation (that I totally agree with, by the way) is for poz-poz Couples to continue to practice safer sex by using latex or... Read more »
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Is barebacking safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have heard that barbacking is not as high risk as it use to be and that getting hiv is no big deal as they now hav meds that keep it under control. I'm 17 years old and my friends at skool don't even care about hiv so why should I?

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Why do guys still bareback ???????

Posted by redribbon
Ive been viewing a few shat sites for guys with HIV. I am shocked to see how many of them are seeking bareback sex. While I am no prude I wonder if if they realise the risk of refection with a resistant strain of HIV which could compromise... Read more »

Playing the odds while barebacking

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am planning a bareback Halloween spectacular and I am a gay male bottom. I read that the odds of contracting HIV from a known positive could be 1 in 25 and as good as 1 in 100 so if I am receiving ejaculate from 5 men then my odds would be 1 in 5... Read more »

Barebacking Study in San Francisco

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My name is Jeff. I am a positive guy living in San Francisco. I am currently working on a great study for positive people trying to understand just what the risks are in a positive-positive unprotected sexual encounter. It is a question I have... Read more »