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HIV Transmission from bottom to top

What is the risk of transmission from unprotected anal sex between an HIV+ "bottom" to an HIV- "top"? ...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is possible to become HIV infected as the insertive (top) partner during anal sex without a condom. Unprotected insertive anal sex poses a smaller risk for transmission than unprotected receptive anal sex, but the risk is there. HIV infected... Read more »

HIV transmission from a "Bottom" to a "Top"

Hi! Im not sure how to ask this so I'll just start from the beginning. I had sex with someone... Read more »

"bottom to top transmission"

i had unprotected sex with a hiv+ bottom who's undetectable, now i'm worried i was... Read more »
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Where does transmission occur for bottoms and tops

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know exactly how the virus transmits between bottoms and tops?

I can understand how it happens in the bottoms case, the intestinal wall absorbes all types of things, however what about the just inside the sphincter? Could you... Read more »

Top (-) bottom (+) Can the top get it ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My boyfriend is neg.(Top) i'm bottom and (+) his dream is have sex with his loved one without condom,is the risk high for him to get it???
If i don't bleed during the penetration and he doesn't have a hurt on his penis can he get the virus??
Any help... Read more »

tops and bottoms question.

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
is been a top expose you more? if the chances are low as they had said, how come straight guys get infected by a girl?
i knew a couple that the top never used condoms, i am just very comfused about this. i am a top myself, and try the best to... Read more »

HIV Transmission questions

Posted by gentinthesouth, 4 Replies
Hello, I am really scared! Can anyone tell me if i can get HIV these ways?

1st of all No one has ever cummed in my mouth or anus and no one has ever bled in my mouth or anus,

1. Being a top in anal sex using a condom?
2. Getting sucked by someone not... Read more »