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How Does A Sexually Active Person Avoid Hiv

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HIV risk and testing "low risk activities with hiv+ person"

I am writing because I am in a relationship with an HIV + male. We dated for 2 months before he told me about his condition and during that period of time we practiced low risk sexual activities (oral sex). I now tested with a third generation elisa...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There are many ways for "magnetic couples" to be happy, healthy, and sexually active together. However, all of this takes open and honest communication between partners.In terms of testing, a test at 6 weeks will... Read more »

Anal Rimming my HIV possitive partner without and other Sexual activity

The day before my partner found out he was HIV positive I licked and rimmed his anus. We did not do anything else. No anal penetration , no Penis to mouth contact. We never and still haven't had sex. So I was doing research online and saw that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,See below.Dr. BobAnalingus and HIV transmission Mar 8, 2010This question may sound silly, but yesterday a guy preformed analingus on me for about 45 minutes. I have always assumed that oral sex was pretty low risk of transmission. I also... Read more »

Very active sexually and the risks

Hi Bob!I wrote you a couple of days ago but you did'nt reply yet. I guess you are very busy and responding to all this scared people isn't of course a terrific thing. OK I'm very sexually active and that's of course good:) but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Dan,You seem to have good insight into your situation (lots of sex good; not using condoms bad; previous HIV tests negative good; need for another test three months or more after your last potential exposure yep; need to use condoms for all... Read more »

Active sexual life:expose to other virus and germs

I'm HIV A2 positive, 330 CD4 ,1600 VL ,no medication and positive a year ago. I have a really active sexual life (no hiv unsafe practices) so I may be overexposed to other virus and illnesses that may be fatal to my health. Is there any kind of...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If you scrupulously practice safe sex and always use a condom, you should be able to protect yourself against some other STDs. However, this protection is imperpfect and you may still be exposed to other STDs. While these other nfections... Read more »
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What activities are safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently got tested and thankfully it was negative. Now I want to stay that way, but I'd still like to have "fun". I also want to avoid all the other STD's besides HIV. So now I'm trying to make a list of safe things that I can do. If anyone has... Read more »

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 »

Foreplay with HIV person

Posted by travis, 2 Replies
Hi. What's the risks of havinf a foreplay with a HIV positive person? By foreplay, I mean no sex, blowjob or cunnilingus. Just mutual masturbation and little kissing.


thx

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Contacting other HIV+ active duty soldiers

Posted by armypoz, 5 Replies
I am HIV+ and currently serving on active duty. Would like to contact other active duty soldiers of any branch that would be interested in starting support groups or other avenues of support to other active duty soldiers in their areas.

would like... Read more »