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Is Insertive Anal Sex Safe

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Anal insertive intercourse is safe?

Can I get HIV if I engage in anal intercourse with an infected person, and I am the insertive partner using no condom (with no wounds or sore spots in my penis)but just lubricant with nonoxynol-9?If I ejaculate inside my partner's rectum, does...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. If you are the insertive partner for anal intercourse (the "top"), you are athigh risk of infection with HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD's). Normally, during anal intercourse, the... Read more »

Insertive anal sex partner. My condom broke!

I recently had gay anal sex with a partner of an unknown status.I was the inserting (top) partner.... Read more »

INSERTIVE ANAL SEX / HIV TRANSMISSION redux

Hello, Dr. Bob!Surfing just now to answer my query, I was googled your/our way, as I am an... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Methamphetamine and Sildenafil (Viagra) Use Are Linked to Unprotected Receptive and Insertive Anal Sex, Respectively, in a Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men

In the current study, researchers investigated the association of methamphetamine, sildenafil, and other substance use with unprotected receptive and insertive anal sex among men who have sex with men (MSM) through an encounter-specific analysis.... Read more »
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 »
TheBodyPRO.com

Radiofrequency Ablation Is Safe and Tolerable in Treating Pre-Cancerous Anal Lesions Among HIV-Infected MSM, Study Finds

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) delivered in three pulses to 180 degrees of the anal mucosa is safe and tolerable when administered to HIV-infected patients with anal dysplasia, according to a poster presented at IDWeek 2012 . Twelve participants took... Read more »
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insertive anal

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi
I am a top and was wondering of anyone knows the risk factor for unprotected insertive anal sex?
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How risky is INSERTIVE anal sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I am well aware of the risks of unprotected receptive anal sex, but how risky is unprotected insertive anal sex? Would it be more or less risky than unprotective insertive vaginal sex? Anyone have any knowledge on the subject?

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Insertive Anal - Definite infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does being the insertive partner in unprotected anal sex with an HIV + partner DEFINITELY mean that you will be infected. I hear all sorts of stats about this practice that sometimes downplay it and others that exaggerate it as being as dangerous as... 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 »