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Too Scared To Get Tested After Protected Anal Sex

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Protected anal sex, but still in a panic

Dear doctor,I was the receptive partner for 10 minutes of protected anal sex. Condom did not break from what I could tell but no lubricant was used.I am somewhat worried as for starters it was my first such encounter, I was a little drunk and the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...protected sex is indeed protected assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break). PEP is not warranted. Your fears are most likely exacerbated by guilt and having your "first such encounter." Should you remain worried, an... Read more »

Protected anal sex, but still in a panic

Thanks for your answer to my Question.All the best to you. 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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...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 »
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 »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Barebacking in the Gay Community

...since it is dealing with human behavior. Not all gay men engage in barebacking. Many gay men use condoms every time they have anal sex with every partner. But some gay men prefer to have unprotected anal sex and they are willing to take the... 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 »

update

Posted by mike2007, 2 Replies
...Hi again...update is that the night sweats stopped after that 2 week period. It's too soon for me to test yet, but I am so scared that I am infected. I feel like my leg muscles in particular are achey and feel heavy to me. The night sweats are my... Read more »

Scared

Posted by BrianATX, 3 Replies
...I had anal sex with a guy for the first time last nite. He used a condom and pushed in really hard. It was very uncomfortable so I asked him Read more »

Scared Young Girl...Here is my situation....please

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...though I tend to overly stress myself out, I am extremely worried that I may have HIV. About two years ago, I had unprotected anal sex with a man who's status I do not know. After the encounter, i never had any type of flu-like symptoms. I know... Read more »