Is Unprotected 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.

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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 »

undetectable VL. Risks of unprotected sex with neg partner.

I have been poz for 3 yrs and on meds the whole time. I have an undetectable viral load and high... Read more »
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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 »
Black AIDS Institute

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

...articulating their feelings about it. Gordon encourages them to speak candidly about their practices, which for many include anal sex. Recently Gordon decided to conduct an informal experiment. Actually, more of an "I wonder what would happen... 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 »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Health Department Highlights Health Risks of Unprotected Anal Sex Among Heterosexual Women in New York City

...or visit nyc.gov/condoms for more information. Unless they're in mutually monogamous relationships, people who have had unprotected sex should get tested for HIV and other STIs at least once a year. Free, confidential screening is available at... Read more »
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