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Is Being A Top More Risky

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How Risky Is It?

What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? There Are No Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Oral Sex? What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? The Bottom Line What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? Most people know how HIV is transmitted (see Fact Sheet 150 ). They also know about safer sex guidelines (see Fact Sheet 151 ). However, they may still be exposed to HIV. This can be by...
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Ok, hello how are you? I'm concern on something I'm a hiv+ male who is having unprotected sex with my neg top partnerfor 6months now and he was tested two months ago and was neg, but I wanted to know was since he is a top and I am a bttm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Sure. However, since I've discussed this multiple times in the past (check the archives!), I'll be brief, OK? The estimated per-act risk for acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive anal intercourse with a positive partner is 6.5 per... Read more »

C0ontacting guy re: risky encounter

Firstly, can I just compliment you on your excellent site and forums which obviously provide invaluable information/support to people across the globe. Over the weekend (and while on holidays in Spain), I had a risky encounter with a 19 year old...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As always, I recommend "honesty," pure and simple. Don't beat around the bush. Just tell him exactly what you're worried about and that you've begun PEP (not "PEPS"). Ask if he knows his status or if he's... Read more »

doggy style risky encounter + how long do I have to live

Hi Dr Bob. Firstly, your life's achievements to date are a wonderful inspiration to everyone - HIV + or not! The fact that you provide such inspirational advice to essentially strangers on the net is amazing and demonstrates your obvious...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi paranoid Understudy David,So you had "completely protected" vaginal sex, using a latex condom and water-based lubricant. And after 1.5 minutes of missionary and 1.5 minutes of doggie style, you withdrew and checked thoroughly for breaks... Read more »

Contacting guy re: Risky Encounter - Update

Thanks so much Doctor for your swift response (which I pasted below). I am worried sick, but if the spanish guys does respond to my initial message you're right I'm just going to be upfront with him. I must ask one more question and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're correct: All my responses are honest. Why would I answer any other way???I absolutely agree with what the clinic doctor told you. The odds you did not contract HIV are indeed very much in your favor.Good luck.Dr. BobC0ontacting guy... Read more »
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Risky Business/Could I be infected?

Posted by YrDaddy01, 1 Reply
I am a barely sexually active, 'older' gay top man. Lately all of my younger, bottom sex partners seem to seek BB. We discuss safe sex in advance, yet 'in the moment' all that talk goes out the window. I've recently been having 'trouble' with the... Read more »

Regret deeply about my very risky behavior

Posted by WhyWasISoStupid, 1 Reply
To get to the point, I had an unprotected sex with a sex worker. Although she says she has a regular job. And I pulled out after several minutes, put on a condom and finished it. But that won't change a thing. I feel very ashamed and so very... Read more »

Top (-) bottom (+) Can the top get it ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My boyfriend is neg.(Top) i'm bottom and (+) his dream is have sex with his loved one without condom,is the risk high for him to get it???
If i don't bleed during the penetration and he doesn't have a hurt on his penis can he get the virus??
Any help... Read more »

Is this risky?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Could drying my hands with a towel that has a strange still wet stain on it be risky? If it's semen or something. I only dried my hands with it and then touched my face and immediately washed my hands with soap and water but just in case. Read more »