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% 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...
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 considered "protected"... Read more »

'Protected' Anal Sex?

I was recently the recipient of protected anal sex. We used a lubricant andthe condom remained... Read more »

Protected anal sex with rectal bleeding

Sorry if this question was asked before Dr Frascino, saw similars with female sex/menstruation but... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Gel Shown to Protect Anal Tissue From HIV

New research presented at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, Feb. 27-March 2, shows that a gel containing tenofovir may help prevent HIV when used rectally. The gel containing Gilead Sciences Inc.'s... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anal and Dry Sex in Commercial Sex Work, and Relation to Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in Meru, Kenya

The aim of the current study was to examine the practice of anal and dry sex within a cohort of female sex workers (FSWs) in Meru, Kenya. A survey was conducted among FSWs: 147 participants were randomly sampled from an existing cohort of... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

HIV NEG UB2: Does Serosorting Protect You?

Safer sex is a gay, grass-roots invention.In fact, just about everybehavioral technique used in theU.S. to stop or slow the spread ofHIV was invented and first practiced bygay men. These techniques were consideredrisky by the public health... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Research Update: Are Lubes Safe for Anal Sex?

The results of two research studies were released in 2010 (at the International Microbicides Conference) which, some may think, call into question the safety of using lubricants for anal sex. But what do these results show? Is the evidence enough to... Read more »
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Protected receptive anal sex

Posted by AnthonyMC, 1 Reply
Hello.

I'm a heterosexual guy but more or less 2 months ago I did something I will never forgive myself for, regardless of whether I got infected with something or not: I had receptive anal sex with a transexual sex worker.

Now, the intercourse was... Read more »

Protected Receptive Anal sex - still worried

Posted by dino123, 1 Reply
I have 35 hours to the PEP window and would like some opinion on my situation, I have had protected receptive anal sex with a transexual escort and since the episode I cant stop worrying about my risk. There was unprotected oral sex then condom used... Read more »

Protected Sex - Still Worried

Posted by tatham
Hi

About 3 weeks ago I had protected sex with an american girl which included a fair amount of fingering (unprotected) beforehand. I am still worried however that I may have contracted HIV somehow. I do not know much about it, and that is a possible... Read more »

For those worried about "Protected Sex"

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If U R visiting this forum on a regular basis and U have had protected sex with a prostitute (female or male), vaginal or anal, please please please be confident that CONDOMS do work. Do U think that the concept of magnetic couples would exist? I... Read more »