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Brief Anal Insertive With Unknown Status

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quick anal sex

Hi Doc, I had an encounter this morning as the top insertive partner. Was practicing safe sex with a condom when my partner said that latex 'irritates' him. (Allergy?) Partner claims he is 'negative' but because of the nature of our meeting, better...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Slipping in Toronto,"Quick anal sex" (wham-bam-thank-you-Sam!) still qualifies as anal sex! Certainly your three or four thrusts were brief, but you weren't Read more »

single anal insertive exposure

Hello, your site and ways to aproach the HIV reality are both professional and friendly, and I feel... Read more »

Over-vigilant Anal Sex

Hi Dr. So I am typically very safe and always wear a condom before anal sex. (Top guy here) But... Read more »
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HIV Transmission

...one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when... Read more »
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Women and HIV

...HIV is transmitted from men to women about twice as easily as from women to men. A woman's risk of infection is highest with anal intercourse, or if she has a vaginal infection. The risk of infection is higher if her male sex partner is or was... Read more »
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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...Couples with one person who is HIV-positive and one who is HIV-negative are sometimes called "serodiscordant" or "mixed serostatus". "Sero-" refers to blood serum. "Serostatus" refers to whether someone has HIV infection or not. HIV isn't the... Read more »
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Help ... HIV or PEP Rash?

Posted by GDog, 1 Reply
...hot, red and kinda scaly on my legs, arms, neck, back and some on my chest). I started PEP 12 hours after a brief insertive anal encounter with another man of unknown status. Encounter happened at a bathhouse so I should assume he was poz. It... Read more »

Gay unprotected anal -frantic

Posted by unsure, 4 Replies
I've been awake all night. Against my better judgement, last night, I penetrated another male without a condom. It may have been only a few minutes if that. I have been reading every site about tests and time frames etc. I understand the risk of... Read more »

PEP/Seroconversion delays ...

Posted by GDog, 1 Reply
...previous post has led me to submit this question. First a little background ... I had brief (20-30 sec.) unprotected insertive anal sex with someone of unknown status on June 23rd. Within 12 hours I started a PEP regimen consisting of... Read more »

Fingerring and touching anus opening

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...unknown HIV status (not inside her but just the vulva). She briefly rubbed her vagina. About 10 minutes later she pressed my anal opening with the same finger. Is there a risk involved with this ? Would the fluid have dried ? I am at week 3 and... Read more »