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Can You Get AIDS By Having Protected Sex With A Person With AIDS?

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Safer Sex Guidelines

Stick to your limits. Don't let alcohol or drugs or an attractive partner make you forget to protect yourself. The Bottom Line HIV infection can occur during sexual activity. Sex is safe only if there is no HIV, no blood or sexual fluids, or no way for HIV to get into the body. You can reduce the risk of infection if you avoid unsafe activities or if you use barriers like condoms. Decide on your limits and stick to them.
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protected sex with escort - worried about hiv/aids/stds

Dear doctor,I had protected sex (oral and vaginal)with an escort a month ago and have been worried ever since.This was the first time i engaged with a hooker and used a condom.infact used a new condom because i noticed my condom was slipping off...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,YES! You had protected sex! This puts your risk of HIV transmission to very small. First we know that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and you had protected intercourse. Your overall risk of HIV transmission is very small. But... Read more »

Does "The Flux" provide a little protection against AIDS/STD?

During the heavy days of a woman's menstrual flow, is she any less likely to contract an STD from an infected partner? (I'm not asking whether she is 100% safe--only whether she is ANY safer.)...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Whether a woman is having her menstrualperiod or not, if she is having unprotected sex with an infected person, shewould be at high risk of infection. Her menstrual period would not have anysignificant effect at... Read more »

How Risky is protected sex for a serodiscordant couple?

I am an HIV+ female, my boyfrined in HIV-. His personal boundaries dictate that we do not have intercourse at all. This was an easier boundary to deal with for me, before we started looking at our commitment as a life time thing. We are not...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Using condoms consistently and correctly during intercourse with your partner puts him at low risk for infection. If the condom is latex, does not break, tear, or slip off, and it is used correctly throughout sexual intercourse, it should be 99%... Read more »

protected sex with a poz guy

Hi,Two months ago I had sexual contact with an hiv positive guy. I received oral sex, rimming, and then topped him with a condom. My questions are:1. I bought an HIV-1 home test kit (that you mail back the blood sample). How reliable are they (and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... Read more »
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Protected sex!!!! It's making me crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ok, someone explain WHY people are worried about protected sex? If you had protected sex and are worried about getting HIV, then you have major guilt issues with your behavior. So, keep in mind always, protected sex is just that PROTECTED, so stop... Read more »

Protected Sex with an Escort

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
A little over a month ago I had protected vaginal sex with a girl I later found out to be a "high class" escort. She travels frequently to be with her clients.

In any event we had vaginal protected sex (female superior)in which she used water based... Read more »

FRIEND WITH AIDS HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX !!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Help I have a friend that is having sex with several people, some married, some very young and that are also dating women with children. He has aids and is suppose to be on meds but is choosing not to take them. He acts like theres nothing wrong... Read more »

HIV neg woman sex with AIDS infected man

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have a question that may sound stupid...I am an HIV neg female who had sex with my really close friend who has progressed to AIDS. I used a female condom and he used a condom as well. This is the second time this has happened and I have been... Read more »