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More Sexual Partners Higher Hiv Risk

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...common mode of transmission than other sexual behaviors (anal and vaginal sex). There have been a few cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person performing oral sex has HIV, blood from their mouth may enter the body of the person receiving oral sex...
Ask the Experts

Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected anal sex with a known HIV+ partner is very high risk (even higher for the receptive partner) and I get that kissing carries negligible risk, and I get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The best we can offer is relative levels of risk associated with various sexual activities. Check out Table 1 in the CDC document about nPEP. It can be found at Read more »


I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And beyond...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...[5] suggests that effective ART may greatly reduce the likelihood of sexual transmission from infected individuals to their sexual partners. A study of heterosexual couples in Uganda in which one partner was infected revealed that infected... Read more »

Reinfection risk in HIV+ Partners with same viral strain (REINFECTION, SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Hi. My partner and I were both diagnosed with HIV this past week. We are pretty sure we know where it came from and then it was given to the other partner. My question is, Would having unprotected sex be a risk for reinfection if we both of us have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...commando Rambo on each other's backside, are you risking your health? Yes, all unprotected penetrative sex presents some degree of risk for not only HIV dual infection, but also for other STDs. As for top versus bottom, the receptive (bottom)... Read more »

Unprotected Sex with One Person

I am a male age 60. I have been divorced for two years. I dated a lady from January to May before we broke it off. She has been widowed for two years. Neither of us has had another sexual partner except for our former spouses. We had...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...The best way to determine if you are HIV-infected is to get an HIV antibody test. It is impossible to diagnose your HIV status based only on the information you've given. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Age Differences in Sexual Partners and Risk of HIV-1 Infection in Rural Uganda

...sexual behavior characteristics of adolescents in Rakai District, Uganda, to assess the degree to which age differences between sexual partners affect the risk of HIV infection. During a randomized community-based trial the researchers conducted... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual Partner Selection and HIV Risk Reduction Among Black and White Men Who Have Sex With Men

... The researchers examined differences in sexual partner selection between black and white men who have sex with men (MSM) toward the goal of better understanding how HIV status of sex Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Female Sexual Partners of Injection Drug Users in Vietnam: An At-Risk Population in Urgent Need of HIV Prevention Services

...approximately 30 percent, a factor driving the nation's epidemic. "Most IDUs are sexually active and may infect their female sexual partners (SPs)," the authors wrote, adding, "Male dominance in sexual decisions is deeply embedded in Vietnamese... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ART Associated With Reduced Risk of HIV Transmission to Sexual Partners, Study Shows

...reports. The observational study found that treating HIV-positive patients with ART reduced the risk of HIV transmission to their sexual partners by 92 percent (5/26). For the study, "more than 3,400 heterosexual HIV-discordant couples in which... Read more »
Connect With Others

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...again at six months. more from San Francisco AIDS Foundation Periodic Testing: Many people continue to engage in some degree of risky behavior, and choose to be tested for HIV periodically (every six months, every year, or every other year.) ... Read more »

Male Circumcision Lowers Risk For HIV

Posted by spiderman
...Toronto next week. Dr Feachem said: "We know the factors that cause HIV to spread rapidly in a country - the number of concurrent sexual partners, the use of condoms, the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases and male circumcision.... Read more »

Possible exposure? *DELETED*

Posted by sexyitalian910, 3 Replies
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husband wanted anal sex

Posted by Sungirl, 1 Reply
...wanted was anal sex. He would not listen to my desires when I expressed them and I didn't like having anal sex. He was my first sexual partner and I was very naive and didn't know how to express my desires anyway, thats why I let him take... Read more »