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The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...that is resistant to the drug regimen you are taking. Since every sexual act that involves sexual fluids or blood has at least some risk, safer sex means using barriers every time. Barriers include condoms (male and female), dental dams (thin squares of latex), and even latex gloves. Barriers help reduce risk substantially. Even though it is the safest thing to do, some couples do not always use barriers. If this is the case, you can still...
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Known Positive, Though Undetectable Partner, Oral Sex Slip-up: Risky Encounter? (ORAL SEX AND HIV/STD RISK, 2010)

A few weeks ago I hooked up with a guy I met online; he did not reveal his status on his profile. He told me later that, because of this, he assumed that I assumed he was positive - which in fact he was. I foolishly did not notice or ask. However, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex altogether or having sex only with a... Read more »

Why do your answers contradict

Hi Dr. RobertI am a frequent browser of your Q&A's along with the ones at MedHelp regarding safe sex. From a HIV standpoint all the doctors at medhelp state that oral sex has no risk from HIV but only a theoretical risk when in reality nobody has...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex altogether or having sex only with a... Read more »

Truth about oral sex and hiv - mixed messages received from a test counselor (TRANSMISSION VIA ORAL SEX, 2010)

I have been tested at 3 months, 6 months and a year all negative. I was told that I should test up until six months from a possible exposure. The year test was the start of yearly testing I want to begin as part of my routine exams. I also tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex altogether or having sex only with a... Read more »

Am still a bit confused-Syphilis Question (ORAL SEX AND STDs, 2010)

I am a 50 year old safe, and usually sane man. That changed 48 Hours ago. In another city on a business trip I Went into a store to grab a paper. I noticed in the back was a adult only section. In there on the side were video booths . to make a long...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that of anal or vaginal sex, numerous studies have demonstrated that oral sex can result in the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Abstaining from oral, anal, and vaginal sex altogether or having sex only with a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Practices and Dental Dam Use Among Women Prisoners -- A Mixed Methods Study

... For more than a decade, dental dams have been distributed to protect female inmates against HIV and STDs in some Canadian and Australian prisons. The authors noted, Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

How Do You Talk To Your Partners About HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

...There is no easy answer concerning how to talk to a partner about HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Although many people find it easy tohave sex, they find it extremely difficult to talk about it. So how does onebegin? The Read more »
The Well Project

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS

... Some Sexually Transmitted Diseases to Know About Protecting Yourself and Others The Bottom Line The Basics Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also called sexually transmittedinfections (STIs), are diseases and infections that... Read more »
U.S. Public Health Service's Office on Women's Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) -- Overview

... What Is a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)? How Many People Have STDs? How Do You Get an STD? What Are the Symptoms of STDs? How Do You Get Tested for STDs? Read more »
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putting men at risk?

Posted by swuitninnacent, 8 Replies
I havent been able to find much information on how easy it is for a woman to infect her male partner. I'm hoping someone has some good true factual info?? I've heard that its common and easy for a man to infect his partner but very difficult for a... Read more »

Question about oral sex...

Posted by pozargie, 5 Replies
1st of all SORRY for this question... I feel rather embarrassed to ask.... I just wondering how risky can ORAL ANAL SEX..be... in others words for all of you to understand "a black kiss" Is it risky for the "giver" as well as for the "receiver"??... Read more »

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 »

What's my risk?

Posted by nasja99, 1 Reply
...insert into her without a condom, however, she allowed me to have an intense oral session on her. What's my risk for contracting HiV given these circumstances? Lust got the better of me tonight with regard to the oral, but I did use a condom... Read more »