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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

Safer Sex Why Practice Safer Sex? Pregnancy Guidelines Why Latex? Safe Sex Guidelines Lubricant Condoms & Other Safer Sex Devices Types of Condoms Using Condoms Prevent Condom Breakage Using Condoms During Oral Sex Condom Availability Using Dental Dams & Plastic Wrap for Oral Sex Using Dildoes and...
Ask the Experts

Just now learning about HIV, but is it too late?

Dr. Franscino, I will be donating because I've been in the dark about HIV/AIDS and this site has educated me whether I like the truth or not. I'm a 30 yr male who has been bi-curious my whole life. I had never engaged in male-to-male...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Truth is not to be liked or not. But rather truth is to be known! The estimated per-act risk of acquiring HIV from unprotected receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 50 per 10,000 exposures. We do not have a separate... Read more »

Can my sexually active friend give me HIV from his sweat?

can you get hiv/aids from sweat. i was wrestling for fun with my best friend whos sexually active but uses condom for sex but not for oral. though the girls he has sex with arent like sluts their average teenage girls some are virgins. the two...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
You can not get HIV from sweat. Period.It sounds like you have a lot to learn about how HIV is transmitted <i>and</i> what puts someone at risk for HIV.It sounds like you're worried about HIV because your friend has sex and some of... Read more »

Good news, lesson learned, & a message to all

Dr. Bob, First I want to thank you for providing a valuable resource to your readers with realistic, understandable explanations on behaviors and risks associated with HIV/AIDS.I recently wrote that I had 8 separate sexual encounters (with women for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your story. It's a lesson that many folks have great difficultly learning. But I couldn't agree with you more!Congratulations on your negative tests, your recent marriage, future... Read more »

Believe It Or Not: People Learn From Your Archives

Dear Doctor Robert:Believe it or not, people learn about safer sex from reading your forum. I would, however, like some reassurance from you that I "played by the safer sex" rules. I tried to use textbook protection techniques to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Believe it or not, people learn about safer sex form reading your forum!!!" HELLO!?!?!? Does that come as a surprise??? It is, after all, a safer sex forum. I wouldn't expect them to tune in to learn how to sing along at the... Read more »
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high risk activity + symptoms the next day or two--risk?

Posted by scaredtoday, 1 Reply
Hi. I have read many answers and realize many people worry needlessly about activities that aren't really high risk (e.g., oral sex or protected sex). My risky behavior was indeed risky although I'm not sure how much. I am a woman and basically... Read more »

Recent High-Risk Activity and possible symptoms of ARS

Posted by paranoid88, 3 Replies
Hi all,

I am a gay male and I was recently spending a month in Spain and I decided to be a little promiscuous and do some anonymous cruising. On July 6th, I had an encounter with one guy and he was rubbing up against my anus. He then tried to insert... Read more »

Just learned my son is HIV positive

Posted by scaredmom, 8 Replies
I just found out yesterday that my 26 year old son is HIV positive. I am scared and I think somewhat in shock. What do I do now? How do I help him the most? I would love to hear from other parents. Read more »

learned I coulda been wit someone who is hiv

Posted by neednhelpnok, 2 Replies
I am freaking out. 2 weeks ago it was my brothers birthday and we partied and I became drunk 2 tha point of blackn out. I was with a guy friend whom ive known 4ever and trusted. I havent seen him n a few months and he ended up goin back to my house.... Read more »