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Too Scared To Get Tested After Insertive Anal Sex

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scared of testing (WHAT YOU DONT KNOW CAN KILL YOU, 2009) ( IS IT BETTER TO GET HIV TESTED OR NOT TO KNOW, 2010) (CONSEQUENCES OF LATE DIAGNOSIS, 2010)

Hey....I am thirty years old..have never done an hiv test.....found someone who is just remarkable....who insist that we have one done before we become intimate......he did his today it was negative.....but I'm scared to death in doing mine......I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...pessimistic fears are way out of proportion to your real risk. The CDC's estimated per-act statistical risk for unprotected receptive anal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV infected is 5 per 1,000 exposure. Your statistical estimated risk... Read more »

Unprotected receptive anal sex

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...activities? Pick one from the pulldown menu or click here and find out! Select a sexual activity Pick an activity Anal Sex (In general) Anal Sex (Insertive) Anal Sex (Receptive) Anal/Vaginal Intercouse (Unprotected) Bestiality ... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected vaginal or anal sex (especially if you're the one providing the vagina or anus) sharing injection drug equipment, especially... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...just a label. If you have had no sexual contact at all, you're not at risk through sexual transmission. If you have had oral or anal sex, but consider yourself a 'virgin' because you haven't had vaginal sex, you are still at risk. The... Read more »
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FAQs About Mixed-Status Relationships From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...oral sex without using a condom. Is there any way to decrease the risk of transmission? I always wear a condom when I have anal sex with my positive partner. However his doctor says that's not enough protection and that he needs to wear a... Read more »
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My first gay experience scared me so much!

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...know. well, when i decided to do it, i still wanted to be safer and use a condom and lubricant. well, when i was performing anal sex (i was the "insertive" or "top" partner), i was very deep (i'm very well-endowed) and obviously at some point... Read more »

husband wanted anal sex

Posted by Sungirl, 1 Reply
...When I was married to my husband, (I am divorced now) all he wanted was anal sex. He would not listen to my desires when I expressed them and I didn't like having anal sex. He was my first sexual partner and Read more »

Sooo Scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Got news yesterday that a person I had anal unprotected sex with 5 weeks ago tested positive. I'm freaking out, going for my first test tomorrow. I've been sick to my stomach just since I heard and I don't even Read more »

The Escalator of Stress

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...positive .... I'm just plain scared! Since I was with someone who tested positive (again - very brief unprotected insertive anal sex - accompanied by an abrasion on my penis), I am having an extremely difficult time believing that I may very... Read more »