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Odds of contraction for + Bottom (undetectable), - Top having protected anal sex

I'm HIV+ and my new boyfriend is negative. I have been undetectable for well over a year. If we use condoms and follow all the proper procedures, what are the odds of contraction? I know it's minimal, but he'd like to know and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how. Therefore, if latex condoms are used properly and don't fail (break), the HIV-transmission risk would be essentially nonexistent. However, it's important to note that many folks do not... Read more »

Anal sex with a positive bottom

I recently had sex with someone who found out they are positive. I was the top and did not use a... Read more »

Anal bottom, condom broke, did not ejaculate

Tried sending a few posts, but have not received an answer yet...so please reply....I had gay anal... 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

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 »
TheBody.com

"The Rectal Revolution Is Here": Getting to the Bottom of Rectal Microbicides

If condoms are over 90 percent effective, when used constantly and consistently, in preventing the spread of HIV, then why do we need more options in our prevention toolbox? Why aren't condoms working? This very blunt question was posed by Jim... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Getting to the Bottom of It (Part 2)

Dr. Gary Bucher In the last issue of Positively Aware , I wrote about the need to be proactive about your anal health by getting your annual digital anorectal exam (DARE) and your anal pap smear. Your doctor may tell you that your DARE was not... Read more »
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tops and bottoms question.

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
is been a top expose you more? if the chances are low as they had said, how come straight guys get infected by a girl?
i knew a couple that the top never used condoms, i am just very comfused about this. i am a top myself, and try the best to... Read more »

unprotected anal sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Four months ago I had anonymous, unprotected anal sex in which I was the "top" guy. I don't know the status of my partner, but he didn't want me to use a condom; chances are he's positive. What kind of risk did I take compared to giving oral sex... Read more »

Anal Sex w/ my HIV+ Boyfriend

Posted by Escape, 1 Reply
Shortly after I met my partner we found he was HIV+. I have continued to test negative. When we met he said he was versatile, to me this is very important as I do occasionally like to receive. I understand the need to be safe, but he was not... Read more »

I've "Bottomed" with Trans Sex Workers - Protected

Posted by bkkbhoy, 1 Reply
Hi all,

I've lived in Thailand for 2 1/2 years now. I got a STD test a few months ago, all negative thankfully. However, curiosity got the better of me and I've since had protected receptive anal sex with 4 transgender sex workers - a very high risk... Read more »