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Playing the odds while barebacking

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am planning a bareback Halloween spectacular and I am a gay male bottom. I read that the odds of contracting HIV from a known positive could be 1 in 25 and as good as 1 in 100 so if I am receiving ejaculate from 5 men then my odds would be 1 in 5... Read more »

Precum and barebacking

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just finished reading through Dr. Bob's recent questions and answers. I am a bit confused on his answer to the question titled "barebacking" on March 18 of this year. Although the poster is a gay male, I can relate as a hetero female who has had a... Read more »

Barebacking may lead to re-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Super-infection may slow development of AIDS vaccine
Barebacking may lead to re-infection, multiple strains of disease, researchers discover

ATLANTA -- The ability of HIV to develop multiple strains has ignited concerns among some AIDS researchers... Read more »

Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptve anal sex 1-120
Insertive anal sex 1-1666
Receptive Oral sex 1-2500
Insertive oral sex 1-5000
Insertive Vaginal sex 1-1000
Receptive Vaginal sex 1-500
Needle stick 1-350

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Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What are the odds/chances of being infected with HIV from a one-time oral sex encounter? I am a male who received oral sex from another male whose status I did not know. That is my ONLY risk. It was something that I was curious about, but after... Read more »
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Barebacking & Rimming

1 week ago I had unprotected sex with a member of a Broadway show. We did some rimming and I topped him. I'm uncircumcised. Ever since, I experienced diahrrea and gas. He affirms he is healthy and clean, but still I'm concerned cuz he is...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Men who have unprotected anal sex with men are at significant risk for infection. The receptive partner in anal sex is at greater risk than the insertive partner (top), but the top is still at risk for infection. The odds for infection in one... Read more »


my boyfriend is a top and hiv- and i am a bottom hiv+, he wants to have sex with me without a condom and he wants to know how high of a chance he has getting infected?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If your boyfriend tops you without a condom, he will be at risk for infection with HIV.There is a popular conception that the top in anal or vaginal sex is not at risk for HIV infection; this is not true. It is possible to become HIV infected as the... Read more »


Hey Dr Bob, Another question coming at you from rochester. First off Thank You. Secondly I know safer sex with + + couples is essential. But other than jimmyin up what other risks are there with + + couples??? Is it in any way shape or form...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Another Rochesterian? Wow, you guys have been very attentive to this forum lately. Either that or all the Siberian weather you have been experiencing has many of you locked in and horned up. There are no doubt risks associated with unsafe sex and... Read more »

Safe for 2 poz people to bareback?

Is it alright for 2 Poz people to bareback? I have been told how the whole concept of getting other strains of HIV, cross infected with HIV, or the idea of reinfection are just myths and that if you and your partner are both Poz you can stop using...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Reinfection is indeed possible. Exactly how often it occurs is difficult to document. (See below.) The current recommendation (that I totally agree with, by the way) is for poz-poz Couples to continue to practice safer sex by using latex or... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Barebacking in the Gay Community

The term barebacking generally refers to gay men engaging in unprotected anal intercourse. Barebacking has both its benefits and its drawbacks: The benefits of barebacking: Barebacking simply feels better, it's more enjoyable and more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Barebacking Materials Banned From International Mr. Leather Convention Marketplace

In July, International Mr. Leather President Chuck Renslow announced that vendors in the annual convention's marketplace will no longer be allowed to sell or distribute materials that "promote or advocate" barebacking, or unprotected anal sex. In a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: International Mr. Leather Bans Barebacking

International Mr. Leather organizers recently announced that starting with next year's event, they will no longer allow vendors who promote barebacking, or unprotected anal sex. The annual gathering and contest in Chicago has attracted thousands of... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Harm Reduction for Barebacking?

I came to New York City, like many other gay men, looking for a place where I could be myself and escape the repressive, conservative, and homophobic society of my native Chile, where you can't talk about sex, period. What I actually found -- in... Read more »