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Rectal Bleeding After Getting A Tattoo Worried I Have HIV

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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 »

Protected anal sex with rectal bleeding

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Rectal fingering, saliva, and gum bleeding

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Tattoo's and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi everyone,
I am + but my viral load is below 200. I am wanting to go for my first tattoo (at 32!) but I worry about exposure and disclosure, has anyone out there been refused because of their stat, or is it a don't ask don't tell policy (since I... Read more »

TATTOO RISKS???

Posted by curls, 2 Replies
I got my first tattoo on March 10 and have been worried about hiv infection ever since. I had the tattoo done at a shop that's been established for 15+ years, but is a little on the scuzzy side. I personally didn't see the artist open new needles ... Read more »

Tattoo and me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, I'm 16 going on 17 and I want to get a tattoo for my birthday. I am HIV positive. I'm wondering if there can be any complication towards me if I get a tattoo. I am of course aware that I need to go to a safe sterile professional environment... Read more »

My penis started bleeding during oral sex. Worried!

Posted by doncram, 1 Reply
So I received oral sex from this guy, who I asked their status and they said they were clean, didn't have nothing. A little while into it I believe my frenulum tore and it started bleeding, he had my blood in his mouth and he started gagging (was a... Read more »