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Is Barebacking Safe

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Safe for 2 poz people to bareback?

Is it alright for 2 Poz people to bareback? I have been told how the whole concept of getting other strains of HIV, cross infected with HIV, or the idea of reinfection are just myths and that if you and your partner are both Poz you can stop using...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Reinfection is indeed possible. Exactly how often it occurs is difficult to document. (See below.) The current recommendation (that I totally agree with, by the way) is for poz-poz Couples to continue to practice safer sex by using latex or... Read more »

HIV negative tops barebacking HIV positive bottoms.

This is not as much a question as it is a response to all of you men who are asking about the risks... Read more »

Barebacked Fool Postscript

Dr. Bob, thank you for your stern, compassionate words, good wishes, and for being there if I need... Read more »
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Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Barebacking in the Gay Community

The term barebacking generally refers to gay men engaging in unprotected anal intercourse. Barebacking has both its benefits and its drawbacks: The benefits of barebacking: Barebacking simply feels better, it's more enjoyable and more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

How Does HIV Spread During Sex? Unsafe Activities Safer Activities Safe Activities What if Both People Are Already Infected? Know What You're Doing Set Your Limits The Bottom Line How Does HIV Spread During Sex? To spread... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

Table of Contents What Are Microbicides? How Would Microbicides Work? Are Microbicides Currently Available? What Is Happening in Microbicide Research? Would Microbicides Eliminate the Need for Condoms? Would Microbicides... Read more »
The Well Project

Domestic Violence and HIV

Table of Contents What Is Domestic Violence? Women, HIV and Domestic Violence Disclosing Safely Minimizing Risk Leaving a Violent Relationship Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Tragically, one in four women will be... Read more »
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Is barebacking safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have heard that barbacking is not as high risk as it use to be and that getting hiv is no big deal as they now hav meds that keep it under control. I'm 17 years old and my friends at skool don't even care about hiv so why should I? Read more »

My husband left me > suggestions needed

Posted by karan9delhi, 1 Reply
Hi all, Wud need some of ur suggestions abt my recent breakoff.... I have always been a freak out...at the age of 19 ...i realised m gay...i came in touch wid a guy who was very caring...n luved m so much...aftr a year he left me saying he is no... Read more »

TELLING SEX PARTNERS YOUR STATUS

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...AM SINGLE AND ENJOY SEX...SHOULD I TELL ALL I ENCOUNTER THAT ARE POTENTIAL SEX PARTNERS..OR ONLY THOSE WHO WANT TO BAREBACK...IS BAREBACKING SAFE... Read more »

Need Opinion!! Is this Safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My boyiend and I have been dating for nearly 11 1/2 weeks and we both got our STD check up and HIV test. We are both negative. We have been very exclusive. Is it safe to bareback or don't use condoms? Read more »