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Risk Of HIV Transmission From Rectal Bleeding

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Dr. Bob,I'm HIV poz and my partner is neg. We've been very careful until tonight. We were sleeping and he was knocking at the back door. While still half asleep, I let him penetrate me unprotected. After, I noticed some blood on the toilet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...antiretrovirals and has a viral load of 9,000, would certainly qualify as a significant HIV exposure. That you noticed some rectal bleeding would further increase the transmission risk. You and your partner should review the information in the... Read more »

Understanding risk levels (SAFER SEX GUIDELINES, SAFER SEX METHODS, 2011)

I understand that sex acts (and life in general) include levels of risk. I get that unprotected... Read more »
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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
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Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
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Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
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Skin Abrasion on Penis / HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...bleeding was present, yet I instantly panicked. Upon discussing it with the guy, he shared some concerning information about risky behavior, long-time refusal to test, and AIDS-related death of a partner. I sank into a severe period of HIV... Read more »

Exposure risks with known HIV positive man

Posted by 2010Worrier36, 1 Reply
...who last weekend met another gay male who told me he was HIV+ after we had fooled around. I'm now worried that I put myself at risk of exposure. He has been positive for 13 years now and seemed to care about safer sex. These are the possible... Read more »

Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
...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 »

receiving oral sex and risk of Hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...or blood in her mouth nore on my penis after the incident but I was wondering even if some of those were present how much at risk would I be? how long should I wait to get tested. thank you guys for your help. Read more »