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How Is Anal Cancer Transmitted

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Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer is significantly more prevalent and increasing annually. 1 However, the majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that screening tests...
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Anal Cancer; can you get it by masturbating

This is a simple but very serious question. Since you can contract anal cancer from homosexual activity, is it possible to also contract anal cancer from excessive masturbation only?Sincerely,Francis ...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You can NOT get anal cancer from masturbating. In fact, you can not get any cancer from masturbating. Masturbation is a completely safe activity. Most cases of anal cancer in gay men are caused by the HPV virus (human papillomavirus, also known... Read more »

HPV/Anal Cancer (HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS) (HPV)

I've previously had anal HPV over 20 years ago due to one sexual encounter. None since that time and HIV-. I'm concerned now about cancer. I've had no symptoms that I know of and did have laser therapy at that time over 20 years...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The test you would need is an anal pap smear. Many infectious disease doctors or HIV specialists should be well equipped and experienced at performing this simple painless procedure. (We do them routinely at the Frascino Medical Group.) You... Read more »

anal sex always transmits hiv with positve top ?

dr bob i have been reading your website alot . i read one today of a lady that had unprotected anal sex with an hiv + partner that did ejaculate in her . sorry for the graphic language(in her ) . im republican what can i say .....but social issues...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You've been reading this forum a lot and you still thought that every unprotected receptive anal sex encounter with a positive top would result in HIV transmission??? Hmmm . . . well, you may have been "reading," but you... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted from spit to anal wound?

Hi guys, I'm a nursing student and last night was a pretty good debate at our class. I want to know everyone's opinion of this. Can HIV be transmitted to saliva? I know for a fact that HIV virus could exists there low/very low. Now, take...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
There is no risk in this scenario.It sounds like you learned that HIV exists in saliva. That's true.But you should've also learned that the amount of HIV in saliva is no where near enough to infect someone. This is why when people ask if... Read more »
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HIV transmitted through precum for 4 seconds of anal sex?

Posted by mooch3r, 2 Replies
I am 20 years old male. I am growing extremely anxious about a sexual encounter I had with a man last night. I know I should have known better but I met up with a complete stranger over the net, and he took me to a gay sauna. At one point he tried... Read more »

HIV transmitted through precum for 4 seconds of anal sex?

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Anal cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested positive 14 years ago, and have had several AIDS complications. But this is my most recent cause for alarm:
My rectal surgeon has been monitoring and burning off my anal warts for the past 2 years. Recently, we decided one recurring spot... Read more »

Check for other sexually transmitted diseases too

Posted by Anonymous
How to get the standard STD clinic tests when you go and get tested for AIDS HIV :
Ask the doctor or clinician to check for throat, for urethral, for anal and for blood STDs.

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