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Top (-) bottom (+) Can the top get it ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My boyfriend is neg.(Top) i'm bottom and (+) his dream is have sex with his loved one without condom,is the risk high for him to get it???
If i don't bleed during the penetration and he doesn't have a hurt on his penis can he get the virus??
Any help... Read more »

Where does transmission occur for bottoms and tops

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know exactly how the virus transmits between bottoms and tops?

I can understand how it happens in the bottoms case, the intestinal wall absorbes all types of things, however what about the just inside the sphincter? Could you... Read more »

tops and bottoms question.

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
is been a top expose you more? if the chances are low as they had said, how come straight guys get infected by a girl?
i knew a couple that the top never used condoms, i am just very comfused about this. i am a top myself, and try the best to... Read more »

TOP/BOTTOM

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I read a post where a gay man said he performed oral sex on a guy and then he inserted him. He then said the guy inserted him and gave him oral.
Is that common among gay sex? I thought only one guy played the female role.

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top or bottom

Posted by jerrybeat, 2 Replies
does anyone know the stats on a top vs. a bottom infection ratio?

basically my top lovers condom broke durring anal intercourse, and im positive, he knows im positive.

is it as likely for hime to become infected as if i had ttopped him? Read more »
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HIV negative tops barebacking HIV positive bottoms.

This is not as much a question as it is a response to all of you men who are asking about the risks involved when a negative top TOPS a positive bottom. Transmission DOES occur! I know the risks are statistically lower than if the top was poz and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Thank you for writing in and reinforcing one of the many recurring themes I try to stress in this forum. Your real life experience of personally knowing three top guns who seroconverted as a consequence of barebacking hopefully will be a... Read more »

Can HIV be passed along from a "bottom" sexual partner to a "top" partner?

Hi,I am finding The Body website to be very informative and helpful. What I need clarafied is if it is possible to transmit HIV through anal sex with my partner, him being the "top" and me the "bottom". If so...how easy is it to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Top-bottom, pitcher-catcher, drive or ride, Batman-Robin, whatever. I understand your question and the answer is yes, it is indeed possible. The estimated per-act risk for HIV transmission as a consequence of insertive anal intercourse (topping,... Read more »

You gave an irresponsible recommendation--switching from bottom to top

Hi Dr.Don't you think it's just a little bit irresponsible to reccommend an HIV bottom with a sore anus (obviously it's going to be sore when you sexually abuse it) switches to being a top? Tops are the ones in a position to infect...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I had imagined that my original answer would generate some controversy. The gentleman who wrote me was no longer able to use his bottom for sex because of extreme soreness. He was looking for an answer to a situation which he did not feel... Read more »

bareback anal sex with bottom who has hiv but top doesn't

can my lover who is a top get hiv from me and i am a bottom because i called the aids foundation hotline and they told me only if he had a open cut or open sore on his penis or if there was so much blood that it came out on the bed ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,They told you what??? I'm not sure which AIDS foundation hotline you called, but let's hope whoever gave you that inaccurate (and potentially dangerous) advice has been fired for incompetence! The information he/she gave... Read more »
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