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Odds Of Infection Topping Without Condom

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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
I think it's great that you are seeing a therapist to talk about your sex life and feelings surrounding that. I encourage you to keep talking with your therapist because it can take some time before you begin to understand yourself and your... Read more »

Mixed Status Infection Odd's

Dear Dr. Bob,I have read many of your answers on this site for the past 4 years. Not only are they... Read more »

Odds of contraction for + Bottom (undetectable), - Top having protected anal sex

I'm HIV+ and my new boyfriend is negative. I have been undetectable for well over a year. If... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Fight Puts Brazil's Bishops and Health Officials at Odds

Catholic bishops in Brazil, the world's largest Roman Catholic country, have clashed with the Health Ministry over its distribution of more than 300 million free condoms last year. Antagonism has increased since the Health Ministry announced plans... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condom Effectiveness for Prevention of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection

While a growing body of research is increasingly demonstrating the effectiveness of condoms in preventing STDs, the current analysis aimed to provide a disease-specific estimate for the effectives of condoms in preventing Chlamydia trachomatis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Drug Raises Cure Rate in Late Trial

A Phase III trial of Vertex Pharmaceuticals' experimental hepatitis C virus drug telepravir boosted cure rates of infected patients taking standard treatment, the firm recently announced. With standard therapy and telepravir, 75 percent had a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Drug From Vertex Sails Through Test

On Thursday, Vertex Pharmaceutical's new hepatitis C virus treatment gained unanimous support from an independent committee that advises the Food and Drug Administration on antiviral drugs. After a daylong hearing with stakeholders, the committee of... Read more »
Connect With Others

what are my odds of being infected???

Posted by eric100, 1 Reply
i had anal sex with another male with a condom when he withdrew the condom stayed inside of me he did not ejaculate what is my risk of hiv. infection? i asked of his status and he assured me he was clean but one never knows and now i can't sleep or... Read more »

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 »

are the odds so in our favor?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Reality has shown me that the odds people talk about are just WAY OFF. They say unprotected vaginal is 1/10,000 or somethin? or even say 1/1000. Then why the hell are the majority of the people being infected from ONE time sex with an infected... 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 »