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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Touching Anus

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...(if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about whether specific sexual acts are riskier than others, check out these frequently asked questions from...
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Anal pap smear protocol

Has there been a standard protocol in place for anal pap smears for hiv+ men and fi so for how long? I ask because I was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS at age 50 several years ago and have responded really well to treatment. I was never offered an anal pap...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Many healthcare workers providing HIV care do not routinely offer anal PAP smears. Personally I do recommend them. I'll post some information from the archives that addresses your concerns.Dr. BobHPV, Read more »

Anal touching - I pray not with blood!

Hi dr bob, Great sight, I am concerned about a potential exposure. A couple months ago I went for a massage, erotic in nature though no oral, anal or vaginal sex occured. The massage was for the most part uneventful. I glanced at the women's hands...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Tommy,Your fears are unwarranted. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Stop worrying.Dr. Bob Read more »

Pornstar worries

Hello Dr Bob, How are you? Do you think Obama will win?Anyway to my question which is two parted.I stupidly agreed to help out an up and coming Porn Actress from the UK. She gave me covered oral which I'm not to worried about, but it is the next bit...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Reluctant Porn star,So you were helping out an up-and-coming porn actress by allowing her to give you a blowjob and anal sex??? Hmm . . . OK, if you say so.Your fears of acquiring HIV are unwarranted. Masturbation, even using the same hand... Read more »

Penis leaned on the anus

Hey,i have a question for you,probably it is not new for you, but i need an answer. I had an erotic massage made buy i man i had just known. The problem is that, while ha was doing his job, i was laying in bed.He asked me if i wanted an anal...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...and studies that look at how HIV is actually transmitted. Documented cases of sexual transmission are primarily attributed to anal, vaginal, and oral sex. So, in your case, transmission is possible, but not likely. This is because there is no... Read more »
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...and Neither one of you gets exposed to HIV through drug use or other activities. Oral sex has a lower risk of infection than anal or vaginal sex, especially if there are no open sores or blood in the mouth. See Fact Sheet 152 for information... Read more »
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Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...are done with sex we engage in "frottage" while we unwind and cuddle. He likes to stick the tip of his penis very snug near my anal opening. What are the chances or his precum (I felt a lot of liquid in and around my hole/thighs) coming into... Read more »

No penetration = no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on my back, too and ejaculate oozed down between my butt cheeks and down my leg. Sorry to be so graphic but am I at risk for HIV infection? He doesn't know his status. Read more »

if tip of penis just touches opening of penis???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If the tip of my penis went between someones crack and touched the opening of the anal wall without a condom, is it possible to get hiv from this, and if so, what are the odds of it happening. I am circumsized and 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 »