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Safe Sex With Hiv

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Safe sex with HIV+ partner?

is it possible to have safe sex with an HIV+ person? I guess Im asking how risky is it to have protected sex with an HIV+ person? Is it MORE risky to have sex with HIV+ person with a lower T-cell count, under 100, than it would be with a HIV+...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Yes, it's possible to have safe sex with an HIV-infected person. If youcould only have safe sex with an HIV-negative person, then the concept wouldbe meaningless. The question ultimately boils down your own personaldefinition of safe.... Read more »

Safe Sex and HIV

Hello Dr Rob,I am heterosexual male who had protected sex with sex workers (4 of them) when i was... Read more »

safe sex with HIV + partner

Ryan,I have a partner who is HIV+ (we are both male) and I am HIV -. When speaking to my doctor... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Belgium, United Kingdom: Young Gay Men Ignoring Safe Sex, HIV Study Warns

New research shows that public warnings and campaigns about the dangers of unsafe sex do not appear to be getting through to young men who have sex with men (MSM). Scientists at Ghent University in Belgium analyzed the genetic profile of HIV in... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Sex and HIV Prevention

What exactly is AIDS? Which body fluids can transmit the HIV virus, and which ones don't? How is HIV transmitted? Can you get HIV through oral sex? What are the risks from fingering someone? Can you get HIV or another sexually transmitted... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Movie Documents Three Men's Efforts to Promote Safe Sex During Onset of HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Early 1980s

The Los Angeles Times examined the documentary movie "Sex Positive," which chronicles the lives and efforts of three men who sought to promote safe sex during the early years of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. According to the Times , late... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India: Canadian Project Spreads Word of Safe Sex in Fight Against HIV/AIDS in India

With funding from the Canadian International Development Agency, a team of University of Manitoba professors has been working with sex workers in rural India to spread HIV prevention in some of the country's most remote areas. The success of the... Read more »
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Is safe sex needed between HIV+ partners?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is safe sex needed between HIV+ partners? Recent study suggests maybe not??

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how safe is safe sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies

I've read on reliable websites ( that using a latex condom is 98-100 effective in preventing HIV infection. Has anyone ever been infected with HIV after having protected sex where there was no break or slips in the condom? Is it safe to... Read more »

Is Oral Sex Safe--NO!!!!

Posted by fdjk3, 2 Replies
I just read "Study: HIV Infection from Receptive Oral Sex is Rare"
It implies that the risk from oral sex is zero. I know from firsthand experience that this is not true. I got HIV through oral sex. For... Read more »

Safe sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have recently begun a serious heterosexual relationship with a man who is HIV positive, I am not. I would like more info on what is safe for us sexually, what should and should not be done.

Thank you

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