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Can You Contract HIV From Receptive Anal Sex

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Anal sex and aids (CAN TWO HIV NEGATIVES CONTRACT HIV FROM EACH OTHER?)

my husband and i had unprotected anl sex neither of us have aids or HIV and i we are in a monogomus relationship. what are my chances of contacted the HIV virus
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Can two HIV-negative people contract HIV/AIDS from having unprotected anal sex with each other? Astoundingly this has become another QTND (Question That Never Dies)! It dramatically points out (1) the failure Read more »

hiv anal sex condom broke

I just recently had anal sex where I was the bottom and I didnt realize the condom had broke until... Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drugs Haven't Changed HIV Risk With Anal Sex

...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 with men. Dr. Fengyi Jin, of the National Center in HIV... Read more »
The Body

Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

...Support Do Gay Men Need to Make Sex Safer? Conclusions Introduction Why are some gay men still having unprotected anal sex in the age of HIV/AIDS? Whether you're a man who rejects the term "barebacking" as stigmatizing, dismisses the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

How Did Circumcision Prevent HIV in Clinical Trials in Africa ... And What Does It Mean for the United States?

...did not address whether circumcision protects men who have sex with each other, or if it is protective for men or women during anal sex. They also did not yet provide answers about the role of circumcision in protecting women during vaginal sex.... Read more »
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Anal sex...

Posted by vbguy1818, 1 Reply
...What is the likelihood of contracting HIV if you had anal sex unprotected for only a few minutes and there was no ejaculation inside of the anus? Read more »

Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via vaginal or anal sex, or for two guys having anal sex. I called an HIV hotline, and while the counselor I spoke with emphasized... Read more »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning Read more »

BOTTOM LINE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...intercourse with a risky partner, or an IV drug user who has shared needles with a risky partner, your chances of contracting HIV from a one time exposure are EXTREMELY remote. this virus needs an air-tight environmenet to transmit - that's just... Read more »