Is Barebacking Safe
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyI 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?
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesSuper-infection may slow development of AIDS vaccine
Barebacking may lead to re-infection, multiple strains of disease, researchers discover
ATLANTA -- The ability of HIV to develop multiple strains has ignited concerns among some AIDS researchers... Read more »
Posted by dancin_man, 4 RepliesI am newly diagnosed gay male who is trying to navigate his way through dealing with this process. Obviously testing positive brings up a whole array of issues dealing with sex, and I wanted to use this forum to raise my issues/questions, and get... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 1 ReplyMy 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.
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesBarebacking is what caused me to be HIV positive and men need to know this and I have not had a lot of sex!
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,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 »
Columbia University's Health & Related Services"Barebacking" (you know, like riding a horse without a saddle) does not have a strict definition. The term was coined among a particular subculture in the gay community where HIV-positive gay men have unprotected anal sex with one... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi Charles,First off, OK you can tell for sure if this guy is cute or not by looking at him and the rise in his Levis, but how do you know he's HIV negative? Because he says so? Because he had a test last week or last month? Neither argument is... Read more »
The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHello Bob,I've discusses this topic frequently. Check the archives for a more detailed response. Briefly, the risk of HIV transmission is significantly decreased, but not completely eliminated, when the HIV plasma viral load is suppressed to... Read more »
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