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single anal insertive exposure

Hello, your site and ways to aproach the HIV reality are both professional and friendly, and I feel compeled in congratulating your efforts.My question: Im a 38 happily married man, 3 small daughters, "succesful" as some would say. I hanged out...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hours after the exposure.Your HIV-acquisition risk is brief unprotected insertive sex with an HIV-status unknown pro (due to a broken condom). Overall your risk is very low but not completely nonexistent. A three-month test is warranted.Your... Read more »

Risk level: Will donate on reply!

I really need your professional opinion regarding my risk exposure and symptoms associated with... Read more »

Worried sick, Please help!

Hello Dr.Hoping you can shed some light for me. Exactly 4 weeks ago while on a business trip in the... 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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What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made of thin, flexible material. It is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission with body fluids during oral sex and possibly reduce the risk of HIV transmission. Know your own and your partner’s HIV status. This knowledge can help uninfected women begin and maintain behavioral changes that reduce the risk of... Read more »
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Safer Sex Guidelines

...or syphilis. If you already have HIV, these diseases can be more serious. Choosing a sex partner based on their HIV infection status is called "sero sorting." A recent study showed that this is not a very effective way to reduce the risk of HIV... Read more »
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How good is a 4 week test result?

Posted by PurpleSeaUrchin, 1 Reply
...4 weeks ago, I had a risky episode - broken condom with a guy whose status is unknown. I was the incertive partner. I got a negative result today from an OraQuick Advance oral Read more »

Possible exposure

Posted by MikeyTheSailor, 3 Replies
...up a random girl off the street. We engaged in protected intercourse however, the condom ended up breaking. Her HIV status is unknown but I asked her and she said she was married so no, she did not have HIV. My question is, how much of a risk... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...ofend anyone. is fluids a risk factor when they are around, or on the area.? should i trust the fact that i have not seen a broken condom? what about tiny holes? i have recount in head many times the encounters cuase many have been while... Read more »

Flipping!!! Broken Condom

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi Folks, Hope all is well with everyone-- I am flipping out right now. I had sex last night with this man and the condom busted. I am going to planned parenthood to get emergency contraception as I stopped taking the pill a month ago. I cannot... Read more »