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Probability Of Getting AIDS From Anal Fisting

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Hep C and, erm, fisting

I'm pretty well-informed (I think) about new trends in HIV research and treatment. However, I'm baffled (I must be dense) by reports I've read over the last couple of years (on this site and on several others) about the connection...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
A complex question to answer specifically. Indeed fisting turns out to be a very significant risk factor for acquiring HCV for the receptive partner. This practice can certainly lead to mucosal trauma of the rectum which can then be vulnerable to... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Getting to the Bottom of It: Anal Sex, Rectal Fluid and HIV Transmission

Anal sex is a common practice among men who have sex with men, heterosexual men and women, and transgender individuals and is a known risk factor for HIV infection and transmission. Therefore, it is important that education on HIV prevention... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Probable Acquisition of Multi-Drug-Resistant HIV in Man With Subsequent Rapid HIV Disease Progression: Reality and Reaction

The case report of a man in New York City who apparently was recently infected with HIV resistant to 3 antiretroviral classes and subsequently suffered rapid progression to AIDS has evoked alarm throughout the community of HIV/AIDS clinicians,... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Getting Real About Barebacking

For about three years now there's been a lot of shrill posturing and finger-wagging about barebacking, the trendy, '90s designation for unprotected anal intercourse between gay men. Glossy, superficial gay magazines, wretchedly produced TV news... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Drugs Haven't Changed HIV Risk With Anal Sex

Although highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) can lower HIV in the blood to undetectable levels, it does not reduce the risk of contracting the virus during a single act of unprotected anal sex, according to a new study of men who have sex... Read more »
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Probability

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello folks! Have spent a few hours reading about 80 pages of posts over the last 6 months or so. Alot of people seem very informed and educated about aids on here so I was wondering if someone could kindly answer my question. I had drunken... Read more »

What is the probability that I have HIV?

Posted by absolute, 1 Reply
I am a hypochondriac. Hypochondriac means health anxiety or health worry. Now I am worried about HIV... So, one day I heard from friends about his auntie got infected with HIV. That time, all i know abut HIV is that its deadly, so i got curious. I... Read more »

probably worried well

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My situation is similar to others I've read, but I thought I'd post it anyways. I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status. I have never had an std, anal sex, or used intravenous drugs. She also assured me that she was clean. ... Read more »

Probably just another worry well....but support would ease my mind...

Posted by worried120, 1 Reply
So, I have been having all sorts of unusual problems lately and wanted another opinion so that I can sleep easier.

On june 3rd, I gave a guy unprotected oral and handjob, he came down my throat, not really in my mouth. He said he was negative, but... Read more »