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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Protected Anal Sex

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Odds of contraction for + Bottom (undetectable), - Top having protected anal sex

I'm HIV+ and my new boyfriend is negative. I have been undetectable for well over a year. If we use condoms and follow all the proper procedures, what are the odds of contraction? I know it's minimal, but he'd like to know and it's a fair question....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how. Therefore, if latex condoms are used properly and don't fail (break), the HIV-transmission Read more »

% 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... Read more »
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HIV Transmission

...one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when... Read more »
Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project

How Did Circumcision Prevent HIV in Clinical Trials in Africa ... And What Does It Mean for the United States?

...did not address whether circumcision protects men who have sex with each other, or if it is protective for men or women during anal sex. They also did not yet provide answers about the role of circumcision in protecting women during vaginal sex.... Read more »
The Body

Laying It Bare: Gay Men and Unprotected Sex in the Age of HIV/AIDS

...Support Do Gay Men Need to Make Sex Safer? Conclusions Introduction Why are some gay men still having unprotected anal sex in the age of HIV/AIDS? Whether you're a man who rejects the term "barebacking" as stigmatizing, dismisses the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Circumcision Not Effective in Preventing HIV Among MSM, Study Finds

...researchers also said that there may have been a smaller proportion of men in the pre-HAART trials who engaged primarily in receptive anal sex, which carries the greatest risk of HIV among MSM ( BBC News , 10/7). CDC's Peter Kilmarx, who was not... Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...contract HIV from a girl -- in other words, not nearly as likely as it is for a girl to contract HIV from a guy via vaginal or anal sex, or for two guys having anal sex. I called an HIV hotline, and while the counselor I spoke with emphasized... Read more »

ORAL SEX...MY INFECTION

Posted by redribbon, 1 Reply
...huge icebergs and information regarding HIV, I decided that it was something I would never catch. I always used condoms for anal sex and never allowed anyone to ejaculate into my mouth. I never had a condom split on me and wouldn?t even kiss if i... Read more »

HeteroSex is DANGEROUS!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...For all those who continually say heterosex is not as dangerous for a man.. Here is a posting from JAMA HIV/AIDS The rate of male-to-female transmission was not significantly different from the rate of female-to-male transmission (12.0 Read more »

Chances?

Posted by Anonymous
...Since my last HIV test nearly 2 years ago I have engaged in gay anal sex twice with the same guy both times with protection but the guy shooting up me so to speak. I have also had oral sex with him Read more »