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Can You Get AIDS From Anal Sex

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"HIV/AIDS from Anal sex"

Ok, I was once told that you get AIDS from "A male receiving semen in his anal tracts" whether the penetrator has HIV or not. He said it was "produced" by semen being inside the anal tracts of a male. This sounds like a truckload...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

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Thanks for your question,Frankly, this <b>is</b> a truckload of crap.HIV is a virus. It's a thing that's spread from person to person. Only people who have it can give it. If, like you said, "a male receives semen" in... Read more »

Anal sex and AIDS

My girlfriend is vergin and she did not have anal sex before, she asked me for anal sex os there... Read more »

Anal sex and AIDS

Do you think that anal sex puts you at higher risk of AIDSs? I read that you should not use... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Getting to the Bottom of It: Anal Sex, Rectal Fluid and HIV Transmission

Anal sex is a common practice among men who have sex with men, heterosexual men and women, and transgender individuals and is a known risk factor for HIV infection and transmission. Therefore, it is important that education on HIV prevention... Read more »
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anal sex=HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just read something suggesting that maybe AIDS is the result of drugs and anal sex. Think about this: you are having a foreign substance shot into your bloodstream--after so much fighting off "invaders" or semen maybe the immune system is... 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 »

recpetive anal sex, condom half in half out rectum

Posted by alphabetsoup, 2 Replies
Hi guys,

I met up with a guy in a bath house, I do not know his hiv status. We had sex, I was the receptive partner and I got on top while he lay down. We used a condom and some silicon lube. After a few minutes he came inside the condom, he then... Read more »

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 »