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Is Receptive Anal Sex Safe

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Anal Sex & HIV Positive, is it safe?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

I am HIV+ with very low T-cells (11) and moderately low viral load (18,000). I have been having anal sex with my partner who wears a condom. There is some bleeding after having sex -- my partner is concerned that it isn't safe for me. Is it safe for...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...specifically atwhether there are increased risks of bacterial infections in the blood, inHIV positive persons continuing to engage in anal sex. However, thepossibility remains, especially if you are actively bleeding. It is NOT myposition to... Read more »

Anal Sex and the condom brokeThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Rick, Me and this guy were having anal sex. I used a condom and ky with nonmoxinol 9. I was the... Read more »

Protected anal sex, but still in a panic

Dear doctor,I was the receptive partner for 10 minutes of protected anal sex. Condom did not break... Read more »
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Black AIDS Institute

Female Condoms Prevent HIV, So Why Aren't They Marketed to Gay and Bi Men?

...how risky it is to have unprotected anal sex. "We want people to have sex," Dr. Sweeney says. "We just want them to practice safe sex." New York City resident Ramon Johnson is the gay-life guide at about.com , part of The New York Times... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Associated With Event-Level Anal Sex and Condom Use During Anal Sex Among Adolescent Women

... In the current study, the team set out to examine the distribution of and factors associated with event-level heterosexual anal sex, and of event-level condom use during anal sex, in a group of adolescent women. A total of 387 women, ages 14... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily transmitted throughunprotected (no condoms) anal sex, unprotected vaginal sex, and sharinginjection drug equipment. Oral sex has been shown to be less risky than... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Men Using Condoms During Anal Sex -- Women Aren't: Health Department

... Just 23 percent of New York City women who had anal sex with men in the past year reported always using condoms, a recent city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene report found. Read more »
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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 Read more »

effects of anal sex???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi, I have never been on this site before but my boyfriend and I of a little over a year resently tried anal sex....Every thing was fine untill i whent to the bath room to clean up when i found a small amount of blood (you know were) and Read more »

Sex Toys

Posted by Anonymous
...when I inserted it that I may have been infected with HIV. He said he has been tested and is negative. He seemed to be aware of safe sex practices but describes himself as a bottom. I have searched for information about transmission of HIV thru... Read more »

HIV or just stress? Please advise....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've had no flu like symptoms at all, but just have a very mild rash on my lower legs that almost feels like slight sunburn or dry skin. I had a low risk encounter 2 months ago. Please advise. I'm not sure if stress can do this or what. Without... Read more »