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Can You Be Sexually Active With Someone That Has Hiv And Not Get Infected

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Methamphetamine Use, Sexual Activity, Patient-Provider Communication, and Medication Adherence Among HIV-Infected Patients in Care, San Francisco, 2004-2006

"While numerous studies examine methamphetamine use and associated risky sexual behaviors in HIV-uninfected individuals, few studies have surveyed HIV-infected individuals in the health care setting," the authors wrote. To assess the frequency and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Potent Anti-Virus Medication May Not Stem HIV Transmission Among Sexually Active Men, Study Finds

HIV-positive men who have sex with men may still be at risk of spreading the virus even while taking strong antiretrovirals, says a new report from Boston researchers. According to scientists from the Boston University School of Medicine and Fenway... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sexual Activities Other Than Intercourse Carry Risk of HIV, Other STIs, Study Finds

Sexual activities other than intercourse carry some risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, according to a report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published recently in the journal Obstetrics and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

safe sexual activity

It is said that self masturbation is 100 safe.Is Self masturbation in a public toilet 100 safe? Is it possible to become infected by touching the doorknob of a public toilet which may have semen on it and then masturbating and as a result becoming...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
You cannot contract HIV infection from contact with a public toilet seat. HIV survives very poorly outside the body and contact to intact skin is considered no risk in any event. Take standard approaches to cleanliness and the risk of self... Read more »

Safe Sexual Activities for Mixed Status

My partner has just diagnosed with HIV. We have been together for a couple of months and have done sex for how many times prior to his HIV test. I am an HIV- that's why mostly we only did mutual masturbation, kissing but not that deep kissing,...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,We know that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. This being your only risk, the likelihood of transmission is very small. Depending on when your partner became infected and if they are in care and on treatment also plays a role... Read more »

What I should know before I become sexually active.

Hello Dr. Bob:First, I want to thank you for all the contributions you have made to the fight against HIV. Your humanity and generosity has inspired me to join the fight. I am a gay/bixsual, whatever people want to call it, male. I've only...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Toronto-Guy,Thanks for your kind comments, and welcome to the fight!Regarding safer sex information, try the HIV InSite Knowledge Base Chapter (Dec. 2003), which can be found at'll give my... Read more »

Very active sexually and the risks

Hi Bob!I wrote you a couple of days ago but you did'nt reply yet. I guess you are very busy and responding to all this scared people isn't of course a terrific thing. OK I'm very sexually active and that's of course good:) but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dan,You seem to have good insight into your situation (lots of sex good; not using condoms bad; previous HIV tests negative good; need for another test three months or more after your last potential exposure yep; need to use condoms for all... Read more »
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Am I infected after sexual encounter 7 years ago?

Posted by peaches900, 2 Replies
Hi I'm 21 years old turning 22 in a few weeks. When I was 14 years old I met a guy who was about 22 years old at that time and we had unprotected non-penetrative sex. I was naked and he was naked and he kept humping me right between my vagina and... Read more »

BBC NEWS:Online dating for people with sexually transmitted infection

Posted by Hellen, 1 Reply

Dating can often be fraught with uncertainty and self-consciousness. For those with incurable sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are tailored websites the answer for people nervous of telling potential partners about their condition?

The past...

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Can symptoms of HIV arise in 8-9 days of a risky activity?

Posted by vaibhav87, 1 Reply
I had unportected oral sex 10 days ago. I become conscious during the process, and i asked her to stop within a minute of the act. I understand that the risk of HIV from insertive oral sex is very low. However after 8 days of the act, i had a sore... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i have a question and hope someone here can give me an opinion on this issue,i had an unsafe sex act approx. 2 years ago with a woman, we had oral and vaginal sex, the question here is,,,,, im having two(2) unusual symptoms they are 1. a glossy... Read more »