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I Had Protected Anal Sex Am I Safe

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Rash after protected sex with HIV+ The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

About a month ago, I engaged in penetrating anal sex with an HIV+ male. I was not penetrated. A condom was used and it remained intact. Other activities included deep kissing, masturbation and fingering of my anus. About a week later, I developed a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.Having a rash near the penis is not consistent with recent HIV infection. Also having flu-like symptoms does not necessarily indicate recent HIVinfection either. The Question, Acute Retroviral Syndrome, dated... Read more »

Protected Receptive Anal Sex

Dear Dr. Richard,I have sex with a pre-op transsexual escort the other day. As I wanted to try... Read more »

Can I get HIV from protected insertive anal sex?

I had anal sex with a male prostitute and used a condom. The condom didn't break and I... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Research Update: Are Lubes Safe for Anal Sex?

The results of two research studies were released in 2010 (at the International Microbicides Conference) which, some may think, call into question the safety of using lubricants for anal sex. But what do these results show? Is the evidence enough to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Gel Shown to Protect Anal Tissue From HIV

New research presented at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, Feb. 27-March 2, shows that a gel containing tenofovir may help prevent HIV when used rectally. The gel containing Gilead Sciences Inc.'s... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Attitudes Toward Safe Sex Do Not Match Behavior Among U.S. Adults, Survey Shows

Although 84% of U.S. adults say they take "necessary" steps to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases, their actions do not support their claims, according to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive for the American Social Health... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gel Safe and Acceptable as Approach to Preventing HIV From Anal Sex

U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers report that a reduced-glycerin formulation of tenofovir gel was safe and acceptable to HIV-negative women and men who used the anti-HIV gel rectally in a phase I clinical trial (MTN-007). NIH is... Read more »
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anal sex ( protected)

Posted by mario247, 2 Replies
if you got sex with an unknown status person.
and you have anal sex ( you topped him)
using a condom and the rest like oral sex with not condom

what are the chance to get HIV to contract it which is my MAIN fear. Read more »

Protected Receptive Anal sex - still worried

Posted by dino123, 1 Reply
I have 35 hours to the PEP window and would like some opinion on my situation, I have had protected receptive anal sex with a transexual escort and since the episode I cant stop worrying about my risk. There was unprotected oral sex then condom used... Read more »

Protected receptive anal sex

Posted by AnthonyMC, 1 Reply
Hello.

I'm a heterosexual guy but more or less 2 months ago I did something I will never forgive myself for, regardless of whether I got infected with something or not: I had receptive anal sex with a transexual sex worker.

Now, the intercourse was... Read more »

Risk of Protected Anal Sex?

Posted by coolcoop36, 2 Replies
So basically I am a male, had one experience with another male about 9 months ago. The only thing that happened was PROTECTED anal sex where I was the top, we made out and some genital to genital touching. I am concerned because I had a tiny cut on... Read more »