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How Safe Is It To Have Sex With Someone Hiv Positive

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Anal Sex & HIV Positive, is it safe?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

I am HIV+ with very low T-cells (11) and moderately low viral load (18,000). I have been having anal sex with my partner who wears a condom. There is some bleeding after having sex -- my partner is concerned that it isn't safe for me. Is it...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. There is no simple answer to this question. There would potentially be arisk to you if any infectious diseases (especially bacterial infections) wereto gain an access to your bloodstream while you were actively... Read more »

Safe Sex for Positive male to have with negative wife

Can a Negative female contract HIV from being fingered by a male Positive? I understand that there... Read more »

Positive/negative safe sex

I have meet some one very special to me, and I told him about my HIV status. I want to continue... Read more »
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The Well Project

Getting Pregnant: HIV-Positive Single Woman or HIV-Positive Woman in Same-Sex Relationship (Serodiscordant or Seroconcordant)

There are several different options for reducing the chances of passing on HIV while trying to get pregnant. If you are an HIV+ single woman or an HIV+ woman in a same-sex relationship seeking information on getting pregnant, the options below will... Read more »
U.S. Positive Women's Network

Safe Poz Love: Count HIV-Positive Women in on Valentine's Day

Oakland, Calif. -- Showing your love for women living with HIV means supporting our right to our sexuality. This is Valentine's Day, Count HIV+ Women In! All HIV+ women, including trans women, have the right to enjoyable, hot and safe sex lives,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington, D.C., Church Addresses HIV Stigma, Teaches Safe Sex to Black, Gay Congregation

The Washington Post on Sunday featured Washington D.C.,-based Inner Light Ministries, a 16-year-old black community church with about 100 members, where many go "to share their experience of being black and gay, living and loving in a city where... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Movie Documents Three Men's Efforts to Promote Safe Sex During Onset of HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Early 1980s

The Los Angeles Times examined the documentary movie "Sex Positive," which chronicles the lives and efforts of three men who sought to promote safe sex during the early years of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. According to the Times , late... Read more »
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how safe is safe sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies




I've read on reliable websites (webmd.com) that using a latex condom is 98-100 effective in preventing HIV infection. Has anyone ever been infected with HIV after having protected sex where there was no break or slips in the condom? Is it... Read more »

Is Oral Sex Safe--NO!!!!

Posted by fdjk3, 2 Replies
I just read "Study: HIV Infection from Receptive Oral Sex is Rare" http://www.thebody.com/bp/oct01/prev_conf.html
It implies that the risk from oral sex is zero. I know from firsthand experience that this is not true. I got HIV through oral sex. For... Read more »

Safe sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have recently begun a serious heterosexual relationship with a man who is HIV positive, I am not. I would like more info on what is safe for us sexually, what should and should not be done.

Thank you

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Protects sex with no Condom tear 100 % safe??

Posted by nikhil
I read that condom provided 100% protection if it was used correctly and there was no slippage and breakage. I had a huge relief as I had protected sex with a possibly infected csw.

But trying to understand more about HIV, I went into a lot of... Read more »