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Risk Of Hiv Transmission Per Sexual Activity

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HIV Transmission Risk Via Non-Sexual Means

I understand that having HSV2 increases the transmission risk of HIV via sexual means (oral-giving and receiving, anal-giving and receiving and genital to genital), via hypodermic needle sticks/insertions into the body and via blood and blood-based...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HIAny active sexually transmitted infection increases the risk of HIV transmission as well as all of the other STI's. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or... Read more »

DOES size matter??? CDC FACT SHEET -- EFFECT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY ON THE RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

I'm a gay male form Vermont, 54, have been pos 22 years and finally, after all of the myriad meds, highs and lows and being brought back from the abyss in the mid 90's, have tested undetectable during the past year. It feels good. And...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,There is no question that being on effective combination antiretroviral therapy that drives HIV plasma viral load to undetectable levels significantly decreases the risk of HIV transmission. However, and this is a very big however, it does not... Read more »

Low Transmission Risk Activity, Possible ARS, Just Need Some Clarity

Thank you so much for your time, you are providing such a great educational resource on The Body! I have extreme anxiety about getting HIV because I had a friend who became infected from a low risk activity (oral with cuts in mouth). I've been...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI hope that my answers can calm you down and lower your anxiety.The answers to your questions:1. Symptoms after exposure can happen or not happen during the window period. This time frame can start at 3 weeks post exposure than any time during the... Read more »

Anal Rimming my HIV possitive partner without and other Sexual activity

The day before my partner found out he was HIV positive I licked and rimmed his anus. We did not do anything else. No anal penetration , no Penis to mouth contact. We never and still haven't had sex. So I was doing research online and saw that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,See below.Dr. BobAnalingus and HIV transmission Mar 8, 2010This question may sound silly, but yesterday a guy preformed analingus on me for about 45 minutes. I have always assumed that oral sex was pretty low risk of transmission. I also... 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 »

high risk activity + symptoms the next day or two--risk?

Posted by scaredtoday, 1 Reply
Hi. I have read many answers and realize many people worry needlessly about activities that aren't really high risk (e.g., oral sex or protected sex). My risky behavior was indeed risky although I'm not sure how much. I am a woman and basically... 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 »

Recent High-Risk Activity and possible symptoms of ARS

Posted by paranoid88, 3 Replies
Hi all,

I am a gay male and I was recently spending a month in Spain and I decided to be a little promiscuous and do some anonymous cruising. On July 6th, I had an encounter with one guy and he was rubbing up against my anus. He then tried to insert... Read more »