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Is Foreplay Safe

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Chances of having a protected sex with unprotected foreplay

Hi Dr Last week I had a protected sex with a sex worker and i had unprotected foreplay by sucking her boobs and fingering her vagina. I am sure that the condom is not torn till the end of the intercourse. After a week i am having a urinary tract...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,If the condom did not break then I would consider this a low-risk situation. Licking her breasts and inserting your fingers into her vagina are not risky activities.If the condom did break, you might have been exposed to an STD such as NGU,... Read more »

touching foreplay

Can my mate get hiv from finger stimulation or foreplay... Read more »

anal foreplay

Dear doctor,I may sound paranoid, but I thought it would be better to ask and expert than to come... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Safe Sex Ads to Return to Bus Shelters

Ads advocating protected sex are set to return to Brisbane bus stops after being removed following complaints. The ads depict a fully dressed same-sex couple grasping a wrapped condom. The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) accused the "Rip and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Ask the HIV Specialist: How Safe Is Safe?

Helen C. Koenig, M.D., M.P.H. Q: I am in a relationship with an HIV-positive man with an undetectable viral load. I am negative. We refrain from oral and anal sex. Last night while masturbating some of his semen got on my hand and I had an... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Japan: Online Novel Teaches Young Brazilians Safe Sex

Communicating safe sex messages to young Brazilians living in Japan is the goal of a new project by the Tokyo-based nonprofit Assistance Service for Brazilians in Japan (ASBJ). In May, ASBJ began posting online a Portuguese translation of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio: Sexy Ads Promote Safe-Sex Behavior

The "Take Care Down There" campaign in Columbus is using unabashedly sexy ads to promote safe sex for young gay men. Billboards depict fit, shirtless guys with arrows pointing beneath their waistlines. Columbus Public Health (CPH) Prevention... Read more »
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Foreplay with HIV person

Posted by travis, 2 Replies
Hi. What's the risks of havinf a foreplay with a HIV positive person? By foreplay, I mean no sex, blowjob or cunnilingus. Just mutual masturbation and little kissing.


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how safe is safe sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

I've read on reliable websites ( that using a latex condom is 98-100 effective in preventing HIV infection. Has anyone ever been infected with HIV after having protected sex where there was no break or slips in the condom? Is it... Read more »

How Safe Is Safe?

Posted by dancin_man, 4 Replies
I 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 »

Any Expert Advice - Please-Very Concerned

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Its been a year and I have had no symptoms at all. I had an encounter with a female, we had foreplay with her stroking my penis. We then had protected sex most of the time except for a few moments. I know it is very hard to contract HIV from a... Read more »