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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 what...
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 Read more »

Protected anal sex, but still in a panic

Dear doctor,I was the receptive partner for 10 minutes of protected anal sex. Condom did not break... Read more »

Protected anal sex, but still in a panic

Thanks for your answer to my Question.All the best to you. Read more »
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HIV Testing 101

...activities? Pick one from the pulldown menu or click here and find out! Select a sexual activity Pick an activity Anal Sex (In general) Anal Sex (Insertive) Anal Sex (Receptive) Anal/Vaginal Intercouse (Unprotected) Bestiality ... Read more »
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Telling Others You Have HIV

...Is Transmitted Do Any of These Activities Put People at Risk for HIV? Select a sexual activity Pick an activity Anal Sex (In general) Anal Sex (Insertive) Anal Sex (Receptive) Anal/Vaginal Intercouse (Unprotected) Bestiality ... Read more »
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Myths About HIV

...just a label. If you have had no sexual contact at all, you're not at risk through sexual transmission. If you have had oral or anal sex, but consider yourself a 'virgin' because you haven't had vaginal sex, you are still at risk. The... Read more »
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Questions and Answers Related to HIV/AIDS

...CD4 counts and viral load testing . Sexual Risk and HIV Transmission About a year ago, I had unprotected receptive anal sex with a man I now discover to be HIV positive. Needless to say I'm regretful, scared and intend to get tested... Read more »
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My first gay experience scared me so much!

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...know. well, when i decided to do it, i still wanted to be safer and use a condom and lubricant. well, when i was performing anal sex (i was the "insertive" or "top" partner), i was very deep (i'm very well-endowed) and obviously at some point... Read more »

scared what if driving me nuts...

Posted by sadman, 3 Replies
...I was on a trip and did the dumbest worst thing in my life. I had protected vaginal sex with a prostitute. Now I can't sleep and can't stop thinking what if...Please help. Here are my three what ifs: Read more »

Newbie with incredible Anxiety! Need advice.

Posted by haden, 2 Replies
...slept with over 100 women and rarely used protection. I never used drugs or have slept with anyone that has and have never had anal sex with a female. So in 92 my test came back negative and since then I had a 3 long term relationships. One was... Read more »

update

Posted by mike2007, 2 Replies
...Hi again...update is that the night sweats stopped after that 2 week period. It's too soon for me to test yet, but I am so scared that I am infected. I feel like my leg muscles in particular are achey and feel heavy to me. The night sweats are my... Read more »