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Odds Of Getting Hiv By Being Top

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Odds for a Top Guy

Dear Ryan,Thanks for your great work, patience and keen insight. Im a gay male who enjoys receiving oral sex from other men (rarely use a condom); I also enjoy being a top and always use a condom- these are really my only practices. Given the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
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what are the odds ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had risky sex with 2 men in the gay community. I was both a top and a bottom for both guys and all sex was unprotected. what are the odds in such a high risk ? last time I tested was over a year ago and I was negative. I am in good shape non... Read more »

Odds?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Four weeks ago I had unprotected anal intercourse (I was receptive). His HIV status is unknown. Let's assume that he's positive though. I'm not going to go over all the stress I've been going through. The only so-called symptom that I've had has... Read more »

What are my odds???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I read this bulletin board quite often and now I need your advice. I'm married and have had protected vaginal sex with prostitutes, oral a few times unprotected. I cannot deal with the consequenses of possibly being hiv positive, so I... Read more »

What are the odds that I will contract HIV from skin rashes/irritation?

Posted by Wesher11, 1 Reply
I had red rashes/skin irritation on my inner thighs and scrotum, and I had sex with this woman with condom, but I worried that her vaginal fluids got on my rashes on my inner thighs and scrotum, if she is HIV+ and the fluids get on my rashes, will I... Read more »