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Protected Anal Sex And Possible HIV Exposure

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% 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 »

'Protected' Anal Sex?

I was recently the recipient of protected anal sex. We used a lubricant andthe condom remained... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Lowering the Risk of HIV After Sex or Other Exposure

Post-exposure prophylaxis -- or PEP for short -- has long been used to minimize the chance of HIV infection among healthcare workers exposed to the virus (primarily through accidental needlestick injuries). 1-3 It is also generally available in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Gel Shown to Protect Anal Tissue From HIV

New research presented at the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, Feb. 27-March 2, shows that a gel containing tenofovir may help prevent HIV when used rectally. The gel containing Gilead Sciences Inc.'s... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

From Exposure to Infection: The Biology of HIV Transmission

One way HIV is transmitted is through sex -- but how does the virus infect someone after they have been exposed to HIV during sex? In this article, we will follow the journey that HIV takes from the time someone is first exposed to the virus... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Willingness to Use HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and the Likelihood of Decreased Condom Use Are Both Associated With Unprotected Anal Intercourse and the Perceived Likelihood of Becoming HIV Positive Among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men

The research team conducted the current study to determine Australian gay and bisexual men's willingness to use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), as well as the likelihood of decreased use of condoms. In April-May 2011, a national online... Read more »
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Possible exposure to hiv and subsequent testing schedule

Posted by stuffjunk, 1 Reply
Hi,

So on December 5th I had receptive anal sex with a 20 year old guy I met online. We used condoms and lubricant, however very shortly after first achieving intromission he noticed that the condom had torn. We replaced it and continued. We both... Read more »

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 »

RNA 9 days, Protected anal. New question.

Posted by nin1992, 1 Reply
So yeah, looking back on my other thread, the question was kinda hard to answer. Asked a few doctors and they all said the Hep B vaccine wouldn't affect the hiv testing but I'm just curious, at 9 days, how accurate is my testing using the RNA PCR? I... Read more »

Possible exposure to HIV/STDS?

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Possible HIV/STD exposure
Hello everyone, I was in a situation recently that has given me some concern about possible HIV/STD exposure.

I am a male, always been with women but decided I wanted to try something with another guy. I met him online, and... Read more »