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Barebacking Scared I Have HIV

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
AIDS Survival Project

Interview with the Barebacker

Back in the summer of 2000, San Francisco HIV prevention volunteer Vincent Gaither, AKA Sister MaryMae Himm of the legendary Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, was "outed" as a barebacker by a group of California AIDS dissidents calling themselves ACT... Read more »

Why We Need to Re-Assess Barebacking, Stop the Stigma and Be Honest About the Risk

Bob Leahy As editor of a respected online magazine for people living with HIV , I made a choice, rightly or wrongly (probably the latter), so that in our magazine's first year or two we didn't cover barebacking. We thought it was too... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Interview with a Barebacker

A documented case of transmission of resistant virus between two HIV-positive men, reported at the 7th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, prompted me to explore the issue of unprotected sex. The sexual phenomenon known in the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

The masseur barebacked me...

Hi Bob,I am a 23-year-old student in the closet who never tried sex before today. 2 days ago, I made a decision to hire an erotic masseur who seemed really professional to explore sex. But what happened today made me feel like I was raped. When I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sorry your first out-of-the-closet sex-capade had to be with someone so irresponsible! Although it is hard to claim rape when you hired the dude and were voluntarily lying on his bed in the studio while he massaged, rimmed and eventually prodded... Read more »

Partner of two years bareback

I've had a bareback relationship for two years with my boyfriend (topping not that it makes a difference really) it just happened one night and we let it keep happening because we were in love still are actually. I have tested negative this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If your boyfriend tests HIV positive and you test negative, you will need follow-up HIV-antibody tests at both the three- and six-month marks from the date of your last unprotected exposure to be certain of your negative status. Let's just... Read more »

Why still bareback?

Hello Bob,I found out I was positive in January of this year. It has been a rough couple of months, but I have learned to live and accept it. Anyways, I am trying to re-enter the dating scene, but am very scared. Whenever I am online in chatrooms,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Our HIV-prevention message is not as effective as it was two decades ago. There are many reasons for this. Young men today seem not to be as frightened of HIV as were MSM living in the pre-HAART era, and therefore may be more likely to engage in... Read more »

Follow up to the masseur barebacked me

Hi Dr. Bob,I hope you remember me. A week after my last sexual encounter with the masseur, I went to see a doctor because my anus was still hurting, swollen, itching, and sometimes I see some blood in my stool and on the tissue. Oh and I also had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'm glad I wasn't trying to eat dinner while responding to your question about leaky farts and yellow versus brown butt mucous!Dude, the doctor you visited took samples for analysis. If you're wondering what you had or have, you... Read more »
Connect With Others

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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Barebacking may lead to re-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Super-infection may slow development of AIDS vaccine
Barebacking may lead to re-infection, multiple strains of disease, researchers discover

ATLANTA -- The ability of HIV to develop multiple strains has ignited concerns among some AIDS researchers... Read more »

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 »

No Barebacking!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Barebacking is what caused me to be HIV positive and men need to know this and I have not had a lot of sex!
I caught HIV from one partner! Read more »