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Probability Of Getting HIV From Protected Anal Sex

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Is HIV transmission probable if I have unprotected anal sex and my VL is undetectable and CD4 600+ for last 10+ years?

Is HIV transmission probable if I have unprotected anal sex with an HIV negative partner and my viral load has been undetectable for over 10 years and my CD4>600?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThere are many studies out now that state that someone living with HIV on medication with an undetectable viral load the chances of HIV transmission reduce by 96%. The study is HPTN 052, you can look it up and read it. But it is definitely a good... Read more »

can anal sex without bleeding can cause hiv (RISK OF HIV AS A TOP, 2010) (ANAL MUCOUS, ANAL FLUIDS, RECTAL SECRETIONS, 2010)

hello doctor 1 week before i had anal sex without condom i was at insertive position but there was no bleeding from his anus is i am at risk of hiv doctor i dont know his hiv status please answer my question it is freaking me out... thanks ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unprotected sex is risky business, whether you're the top gun or bottom boy. It's concerning to see how many guys think that if they only top they are not at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS! This is certainly not the case. See... Read more »

Can I have HIV from rimming and protected anal sex?

Hi,So a year ago about summer 2006 I met this guy online. I was clean and I asked him if he was clean. He said yes. So I went over and all I did was rim his anus but not for a long time I would say 2 minutes. No oral sex was performed on either...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Why is it that you are freaking out now that you found out a previous partner happens to be HIV positive? Would you be at any less risk if you hadn't recently seen his online profile revealing his status? The take-home lesson is that we... Read more »

% of MSM HIV transmission from protected anal sex magnetic couple

Hey Dr. BobThanks for all your great work! I'm in a magnetic relationship, and I was just curious if there are statistics regarding routes of transmission? Particularly, everyone says that unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest, but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Patrick,What you've read is correct: Unprotected receptive anal sex carries the highest per-act statistical risk for sexual HIV transmission. As for "protected" receptive anal sex, this is indeed considered "protected"... Read more »
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Protected receptive anal sex

Posted by AnthonyMC, 1 Reply
Hello.

I'm a heterosexual guy but more or less 2 months ago I did something I will never forgive myself for, regardless of whether I got infected with something or not: I had receptive anal sex with a transexual sex worker.

Now, the intercourse was... Read more »

Risk of Protected Anal Sex?

Posted by coolcoop36, 2 Replies
So basically I am a male, had one experience with another male about 9 months ago. The only thing that happened was PROTECTED anal sex where I was the top, we made out and some genital to genital touching. I am concerned because I had a tiny cut on... 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 »

HIV from protected anal

Posted by spiritflame67, 1 Reply
Can you get HIV from protected anal sex? The condoms had no holes nor did it break or have anything abnormal. Could I have gotten HIV from this?? Read more »