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Can You Catch AIDS From Anal Sex

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What is my risk of catching HIV/AIDS if I Had unprotected sex with a transsexual for a brief period?

I went to a transsexual bar earlier today. I am a straight male who was "curious" and wanted to experiment. The bartender who is also an escort started to flirt with me and then we started drinking. The transsexual brought to a back area...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiAny time you have unprotected sex you put yourself at risk. Anal sex carries the highest risk of HIV transmission, more so for the receptive partner. You should be tested, the standards for testing are to be tested initially at 3 weeks then again... Read more »

How easy to catch/infect through oral sex (again...)

Hi, I'm HIV+ with a very inactive sex life - on the rare occasion I do bed someone, I always... Read more »

could i catch hiv from my own semen (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS)

i just want to know that if put my own semen on a sex toy and insert it in to me can i catch... Read more »
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HIV i-Base

VOICE Study Reports Low Adherence as Reason for Lack of Efficacy for PrEP: Anal Sex Common in African Heterosexuals

The five-arm placebo controlled VOICE HIV prevention study randomised over 5000 HIV negative women in South Africa (n= 4077), Zimbabwe (n=630) and Uganda (n=322) to one of three active (oral TDF, oral TDF/FTC and TDF gel) or two placebo arms (oral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drugs Haven't Changed HIV Risk With Anal Sex

Although highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) can lower HIV in the blood to undetectable levels, it does not reduce the risk of contracting the virus during a single act of unprotected anal sex, according to a new study of men who have sex... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report: Number of Women With HIV/AIDS in China Catching Up With Men

The number of female HIV/AIDS patients in China is quickly catching up with that of men, Xinhua News Agency quoted a Ministry of Health report as saying Wednesday. Just ten years ago in China, the ratio of male HIV/AIDS patients to female was 5 to... Read more »
AIDS United

The Fight to Catch Up and Start Moving Towards an AIDS-Free Generation

I've never known a time without HIV and AIDS. It affected my family early as my uncle was diagnosed positive before I was born. Even my high school in conservative Bakersfield, California had the AIDS Quilt visit our campus. I entered this world of... Read more »
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Risk of Catching HIV in Single Sex Act Low

Posted by Anon_E_Moose, 2 Replies

By DANIEL Q. HANEY, AP Medical Editor

CHICAGO (AP) - A study of heterosexual couples in Africa
concludes that the chance of catching the AIDS (news - web sites) virus from a single
sexual encounter with an infected person is one in 588.

This risk is...

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Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I am only 19 and I don't quite understand why I have to deal with this.
Perhaps some will laugh at me for my ignorance and deem this post as a hoax, but I really am frightened over this issue and am losing sleep over this. Please, someone try to help... Read more »

Can you catch chlamydia orally by someone who has rectal chlamydia?

Posted by chrono5, 2 Replies
I've just been treated for rectal chlamydia, but I have a partner who we both have never had anal sex with, but he has given me oral sex. I haven't told him just yet because I found out today and I'm waiting until he is back, but I was wondering... Read more »

anal sex question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
just a question to everyone - i work with hiv/aids patients, i am
also hiv+, but the other day someone asked me a really strange
question, it was

"I've had unprotected anal sex with my partner who is hiv+
(16,000 vl, 550 cd4) 25 time or more, what... Read more »