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Chance Of Getting HIV From Touching Anus

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...(if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about whether specific sexual acts are riskier than others, check out these frequently asked questions from...
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Anal touching - I pray not with blood!

Hi dr bob, Great sight, I am concerned about a potential exposure. A couple months ago I went for a massage, erotic in nature though no oral, anal or vaginal sex occured. The massage was for the most part uneventful. I glanced at the women's hands...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Tommy,Your fears are unwarranted. Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Stop worrying.Dr. Bob Read more »

Precum in sores

I am gay and recently had sex with another guy from Australia (one night stand) whilst on holiday in Sydney. We had anal sex where I was the "bottom". We used a condom at all times whilst he was inside me. The next day I relised I had an outbreak of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...G'day mate!Your HIV-acquisition risk from the Downunder event you describe is negligible at best. I agree with the doctor at your local GUM clinic!As Read more »

Potential anal exposure; on PEP. Chance of me remaining negative?

Hello Dr. Bob,On 9/6/09 morning I was having anal sex with a fuckbuddy, me being on the receptive end. We were using lots of lubes and condom and things were going smoothly. We decided to take a break, so he took off his condom and we were making...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your HIV acquisition risk, the CDC estimates that the per-episode statistical risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 50 per 10,000 exposures. Your estimated statistical risk would... Read more »

% of MSM HIV transmission from protected anal sex magnetic couple

Hey Dr. BobThanks for all your great work! I'm in a magnetic relationship, and I was just curious if there are statistics regarding routes of transmission? Particularly, everyone says that unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest, but what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey Patrick,What you've read is correct: Unprotected receptive anal sex carries the highest per-act statistical risk for sexual HIV transmission. As for "protected" receptive anal sex, this is Read more »
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Posted by Roper2008, 1 Reply
...encounter with a CSW on the 16th of August this year. I received protected Oral and I slightly fingered her Anus and had protected Anal with her. Why I am worried is because I masturbated with the same hand that I fingered her anus and I touched... Read more »

No penetration = no HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on my back, too and ejaculate oozed down between my butt cheeks and down my leg. Sorry to be so graphic but am I at risk for HIV infection? He doesn't know his status. Read more »

if tip of penis just touches opening of penis???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If the tip of my penis went between someones crack and touched the opening of the anal wall without a condom, is it possible to get hiv from this, and if so, what are the odds of it happening. I am circumsized and Read more »

Fingerring and touching anus opening

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...unknown HIV status (not inside her but just the vulva). She briefly rubbed her vagina. About 10 minutes later she pressed my anal opening with the same finger. Is there a risk involved with this ? Would the fluid have dried ? I am at week 3 and... Read more »