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HIV Transmission

Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Rare Types of Transmission Avoiding Transmission How HIV Spreads Many people still do not understand how HIV is passed, or transmitted, fromone person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus ifyou are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are livingwith HIV (HIV+). HIV is spread through contact with the following body fluids: ...
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"bottom to top transmission"

i had unprotected sex with a hiv+ bottom who's undetectable, now i'm worried i was infected...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the question,Unprotected sex with someone who's HIV+ does pose a risk for getting infected. It's going to be important for you to be tested 3months after this.That said, there are quite a few things that work in your favor!... Read more »

My doc told me that on treatment transmission risk is extremely low. Is he correct? (TRANSMISSION RISK WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD, 2009)

It is quite difficult to find specific answers and I was only able to find a study from Switzerland which seems very encouraging. I asked my doctor about the risks of transmission during effective HAART and he said that the risk is not zero but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"It is quite difficult to find specific answers . . . ." WHAT??? Not here it isn't. Just use the search function and you'll find very specific answers to questions you've not even thought of asking yet. Go ahead. Give... Read more »

Risk of Transmission

I am a HIV+ male living with a HIV- Male. Just want to know some statistics regarding infection rates for unprotected anal sex. (Both Top and Bottom).We recently sliped up and had unprotected sex and we a re a bit worried abot the possible...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
Transmission of HIV is dependent on many factors, including viral load, condition of the mucous membranes of each partner, other health factors, and even perhaps genetic factors. While risk of transmission may be reduced when viral load is reduced,... Read more »

Undetectable & HIV Transmission Risk

What is the "reality" of HIV transmission from an HIV Poz guy who has an undetectable viral load and currently on medication? I know from what I read it is still possible, but does the chance of transmission go down dramatically in your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,So your Top Gun boyfriend is a singing fat lady???? Hmm . . . OK, whatever gets you thought the night guy.Regarding HIV-transmission risk, yes, driving the plasma viral load down to undetectable levels significantly decreases the HIV-transmission... Read more »
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Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello.
I just felt compelled to share an experience regarding potential HIV expousure through a tiny skin abrasion on the penis. In a trip abroad last year, I topped for a man of unknown status. I wore a condom, but after ejaculation I noticed that... Read more »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »

Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
Hi,

Recently I rubbed a girl of unknown HIV status through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »

Female to Male Transmission Risk (Dr Bob)

Posted by Sprite1, 3 Replies
And just as I was entering the home stretch a little bit calmer...

Dr Bob's answer to the question "I've heard that female to male transmission is very low" has really scared me.

http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q187720.html

Why do... Read more »