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Can You Catch HIV From Barebacking

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Bareback possibility (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

Dr. Bob,I want to have bareback sex... we are both negative, & i want to know... if we have bareback sex will we get infected because we bareback???...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we go again . . . . Can two HIV-negative people give each other HIV??? I wish someone could explain to me why such a nonsensical question comes up so frequently! Dude, can two people who don't have a million dollars give each other a... Read more »

Gay HIV+ partner has bareback sex with other HIV+ people

Hi, I'm in an open gay relationship with my HIV+ partner whereas i am HIV-. We always have... Read more »

HIV+ and barebacking, reinfection a theory or posiblity?

I am a gay HIV+ man and have been hearing conflicting information regarding HIV+ barebacking. A... Read more »
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TheBody.com

Why We Need to Re-Assess Barebacking, Stop the Stigma and Be Honest About the Risk

Bob Leahy As editor of a respected online magazine for people living with HIV , I made a choice, rightly or wrongly (probably the latter), so that in our magazine's first year or two we didn't cover barebacking. We thought it was too... Read more »
Routledge

Why Do Men Bareback? No Easy Answers

An excerpt from Without Condoms: Unprotected Sex, Gay Men & Barebacking Routledge, 2006, List $31.95 "The terrible thing in this world is that everyone has his reasons." Octave, The Rules of the Game , Jean Renoir, 1939 Toby, a Passive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Barebacking Among HIV-Positive Gay Men in London

The investigators designed the current study to learn the extent to which HIV-positive gay men in London intentionally seek unprotected anal intercourse ("barebacking") and this phenomenon's contribution to total sexual risk. In an HIV clinic and on... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Barebacking & HIV Disclosure: What's the Law?

If you are HIV-positive, dating and sex always involve the sticky questions of if, when, and how to disclose your HIV-status. Should you do it before you have sex? During the first date? Only if asked? Only if it becomes "serious"? For each... Read more »
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Is barebacking safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have heard that barbacking is not as high risk as it use to be and that getting hiv is no big deal as they now hav meds that keep it under control. I'm 17 years old and my friends at skool don't even care about hiv so why should I?

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Barebacking may lead to re-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Super-infection may slow development of AIDS vaccine
Barebacking may lead to re-infection, multiple strains of disease, researchers discover

ATLANTA -- The ability of HIV to develop multiple strains has ignited concerns among some AIDS researchers... Read more »

Why do guys still bareback ???????

Posted by redribbon
Ive been viewing a few shat sites for guys with HIV. I am shocked to see how many of them are seeking bareback sex. While I am no prude I wonder if if they realise the risk of refection with a resistant strain of HIV which could compromise... Read more »

No Barebacking!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Barebacking is what caused me to be HIV positive and men need to know this and I have not had a lot of sex!
I caught HIV from one partner! Read more »