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How Likely Is It To Get HIV From Topping

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is it true gay "tops" are less likely

I had unprotected sex while under the influence with someone I did not know was HIV positive. I am going to get tested still, but is there a better chance I did not contract it since I "topped". I fear that the dumb mistake I made while...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The "bottom" (receptive) partner is always at greater statistical risk of acquiring HIV than the "top" (insertive) partner. This holds true for all types of penetrative sex -- oral, anal or vaginal; and also for all sexual... Read more »

Losing my job over HIV/is this likely HIV?

I had my first sex ever with a male last month in China, and it was sadly unprotected. I was drunk,... Read more »

How to help an impaired single parent with likely dementia?

I've known my single-parent neighbor, "Jane," who is HIV-positive, and her two... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: HIV Likely Culprit for High Death Rate

On Friday, Statistics South Africa (SSA) reported figures showing HIV/AIDS mortality has increased, especially among adults ages 30-34 and children under age four. The leading reported cause of death was tuberculosis for all provinces except Free... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

G-8 Likely to Give HIV/AIDS a Back-Row Seat at Upcoming Meeting

The June 8 meeting of the G-8 at Sea Island, Ga., will be the group's second gathering since President Bush's 2003 pledge to give $15 billion to fight global HIV/AIDS and press other G-8 countries to contribute. HIV/AIDS in Africa was discussed at... Read more »

New Study Shows Black Gay Men Think Masculine Men Are Less Likely to Have HIV

This article was cross-posted with permission from the blog . Are we the kind of boys/men we want? According to a new study by Johns Hopkins University , the answer is no. The new study, conducted as a series of interviews... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Obama Likely to Reverse Some Bush Administration HIV/AIDS Prevention, Family Planning Policies, Adviser Says

President-elect Barack Obama likely will undo U.S. family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention efforts that long linked funding to antiabortion and abstinence-only policies, Susan Wood -- co-chair of Obama's advisory committee for women's health and a... Read more »
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Are HIV- women or men more likely to be accepting of you being HIV+

Posted by PozInOrlando, 1 Reply
I am recently HIV+ and it seems based on what I read about and have heard that men who are HIV- tend to be more accepting of a woman who's HIV+ than the other way around when it comes to serodiscordant relationships

Do yo think when it comes to... Read more »

stds are more likely than hiv? correct me plz

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my dr told me this, yet i didn't believe him you have a 80-100% chance of getting an std. from a female as opposed to hiv. wow that kinda makes a person feel better. as i haven't had an std. in the archives i found that, men that have sex only... Read more »

What does HIV rash look like?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am concerned about infection.

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what is hiv related fatigue like?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i'm trying to figure out if i am experiencing fatigue or not. i used to work out regularly, until about 3 weeks ago i started getting a headache and stomache ache, so i stopped working out for 3 weeks. today i got to the gym for the first time in... Read more »