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Is It Possible To Get HIV From Topping With Condom

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Condom after Bare Insertion (BAREBACKING TOP/POSSIBLE INFECTION)

Hi Doc, Ive read many of the realted topics but mine is a bit special...Im 20, and i live in the philippines and ive had 9 sexual encounters since i was 18. 4 intially women then the latter 5 men. Ive tested negative on all 3 hiv tests prior to last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Juan,Your HIV-acquisition risk, despite the brief encounter and being the top guy, remains significant. Barebacking is risky business, top or bottom! Developing fever and other symptoms two weeks after your encounter and subsequently having... Read more »

possible hiv transmission from hiv+ person with condom being the bottom

I am 20 years old. Last night I had protected anal sex with a guy who is HIV+. I was the bottom... Read more »

Condom Broke: HIV+ bottom, HIV- Top... Chance of infection?

Hi Robert,First, I want to thank you for being such an incredible resource for those of us out here... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Durex Stops Making Condoms With Nonoxynol-9 Due to Possible Increased Risk of HIV Transmission

SSL International , the maker of Durex condoms, has stopped producing condoms containing the spermicide nonoxynol-9, which in recent studies has shown that it may increase the risk of HIV transmission, BBC News reports ( BBC News , 1/20). ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex HIV Drug Candidate Development Halted by GlaxoSmithKline Because of Formulation Problem

GlaxoSmithKline has stopped collaborating with Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. on the HIV drug candidate brecanavir (VX-385), Vertex said in a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The drug, which was in mid-stage clinical testing, would be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boys' Perceived, Actual Condom Knowledge Possibly Related to Use During First Intercourse, Study Says

Teenage boys who believe they know how to use condoms properly but actually do not are less likely to use condoms the first time they have sexual intercourse than boys who are better informed about condom use and boys who have a low level of condom... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York City to Launch an Official City Condom, With Possible Subway Theme

New York City is branding its own line of condoms as part of the Bloomberg administration's strategy to reduce rates of HIV and other STDs. One proposed packaging idea is a subway theme, with maps and colors of the different lines printed on the... Read more »
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Condoms apparently not as effective as possible

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
So I just got tested because it turns out my boyfriend just tested positive last week. We have *no* idea where he could have picked this up, because other than me he has only had one partner who he hasn't slept with in two years and who also tested... Read more »

acute hiv after condom breakage???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
aye carumba...
i've been so scared for the past few weeks, I can barely function... just looking for a little advice... i know no one here can diagnose me for sure, only an hiv test 6 or 12 weeks out can do that...

i was the bottom (i'm a guy) partner... Read more »

possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
One possible protected exposure with sex worker, she was on top. condom slips off after i came. had no symtoms at all but did a test on 22nd day after exposure tested negative. 4months from exposure later got sick with sore throat, muscle aches and... Read more »

scared shitless-tell parents of possibility of HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a low risk encounter (condom, no break no slip) with a high risk person (many sex partners status assuming HIV+ positive in retrospect) just 2 1/2 weeks ago, should I tell parents of possible exposure i.e. had one night stand?

Currently I... Read more »