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Too Scared To Get Tested After Protected Anal Sex

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Unprotected Oral Sex but Protected Anal Sex between Gay Men

Hi Mr. Cordova:I'm 24 year old male, had casual sex with an online member of a gay/bi dating site. To summarize my sex history after my HIV testing, the details are the following:December 9, 2010: I had my HIV-AIDS Antigen Test after abstaining...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:The window period for HIV testing is three months. It only takes three months to get a conclusive negative test result. In fact, most people who are infected will show up positive by the 28th day. I do not consider protected penetrative sex... 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 if there are statistics regarding routes of transmission? Particularly, everyone says that unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest, but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Patrick,What you've read is correct: Unprotected receptive anal sex carries the highest per-act statistical risk for sexual HIV transmission. As for "protected" receptive anal sex, this is indeed considered "protected"... Read more »

scared about anal sex

hello dr. bob. i had a kind scary experience yesterday. I started out having protected vaginal sex and it was great. then we started to have anal intercourse, protected. but i heard a crumble in my partner's hand. he had withdrawn from me and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The risk for HIV transmission per episode of receptive penile-anal sexual exposure with a partner known to be HIV positive is estimated to be between 0.1% and 3.0%. Your estimated risk would be "lower," because we do not know the HIV... Read more »

Protected anal sex

Hello,Five days go I had protected anal sex with another male. I was the top, I put a condom on and used lube. I checked every so often if the condom was still around my penis, which it was. I came in the condom after 10 minutes of sex. I pulled out...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:I do not think you need to be tested for this incident. Using a condom for each and every act of penetrative sex is one of the best ways to protect yourself against HIV and many other STD's. However, if you want to get tested for your... Read more »
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Protected receptive anal sex

Posted by AnthonyMC, 1 Reply
Hello.

I'm a heterosexual guy but more or less 2 months ago I did something I will never forgive myself for, regardless of whether I got infected with something or not: I had receptive anal sex with a transexual sex worker.

Now, the intercourse was... Read more »

Risk of Protected Anal Sex?

Posted by coolcoop36, 2 Replies
So basically I am a male, had one experience with another male about 9 months ago. The only thing that happened was PROTECTED anal sex where I was the top, we made out and some genital to genital touching. I am concerned because I had a tiny cut on... Read more »

RNA 9 days, Protected anal. New question.

Posted by nin1992, 1 Reply
So yeah, looking back on my other thread, the question was kinda hard to answer. Asked a few doctors and they all said the Hep B vaccine wouldn't affect the hiv testing but I'm just curious, at 9 days, how accurate is my testing using the RNA PCR? I... Read more »

anal sex ( protected)

Posted by mario247, 2 Replies
if you got sex with an unknown status person.
and you have anal sex ( you topped him)
using a condom and the rest like oral sex with not condom

what are the chance to get HIV to contract it which is my MAIN fear. Read more »