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Unprotected Sex Both Partners Positive

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Unprotected sex when partners are both positive

My fiance and i are both positive, we are so use to having unprotected sex. I just want to know if we can still have sex without a condom if he is faithfull to me only? can we carry on having unprotected sex? we are not on any treatment as yet as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,It's not recommended due to the very real and documented possibility of superinfection (dual infection). See below.Dr. BobUsing latex condoms (SUPERINFECTION, 2009) (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL... Read more »

having anal unprotected sex with positive partner

I recently had sex with a positive partner. I didn't know he was til about a week later.... Read more »

Unprotected Sex with Positive Partner

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Association Between "Safer Sex Fatigue" and Rectal Gonorrhea Is Mediated by Unsafe Sex With Casual Partners Among HIV-Positive Homosexual Men

The study authors investigated whether and what sexual risk behavior is a mediator of associations between rectal gonorrhea (RG) and beliefs about highly active antiretroviral therapy, safer sex fatigue, or sexual sensation-seeking among homosexual... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than One-Third of HIV-Positive MSM in UK Having Unprotected Sex, Study Says

More than one-third of HIV-positive men who have sex with men in the United Kingdom continue to have unprotected sex, according to a study published on Tuesday in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections , AFP/ Yahoo! News reports. For the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Disclosure of HIV Status to Sex Partners and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among HIV-Positive Men and Women, Cape Town, South Africa

"The HIV epidemic continues to amplify in southern Africa and there is a growing need for HIV prevention interventions among people who have tested HIV-positive," the authors wrote in introducing the current study. Anonymous surveys were completed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Unprotected Sex, Underestimated Risk, Undiagnosed HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Accessing Testing Services in a New England Bathhouse

In the United States, MSM continue to experience increased rates of HIV and STDs. The current study reports results from an outreach conducted between 2004 and 2010 at a bathhouse in Providence, R.I., in which 1,155 MSM underwent testing for HIV... Read more »
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having unprotected sex with guy that has multiple partners

Posted by crest, 3 Replies
I was having a hard time finding information that really laid out the risks involved in this type of situation. I know the risks are great and I should not be involved with this person or engaging in this type of sex behavior. I have been trying... Read more »

Unprotected sex between HIV+ partners

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all. First, I'm truly grateful to find this site - it was recommended by my doctor.

My question is this: what is the current thinking about bareback sex between HIV+ partners?

My doctor says what we've heard about "superinfection" is a myth. What... Read more »

Unprotected Sex

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Okay, here's a loaded subject. My partner has HIV & I don't. We use a condom during sex MOST of the time. Sometimes though, we both just want to forget he has HIV. We want the intimacy and closeness we had pre-diagnosis. It's during these... Read more »

unprotected anal sex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Four months ago I had anonymous, unprotected anal sex in which I was the "top" guy. I don't know the status of my partner, but he didn't want me to use a condom; chances are he's positive. What kind of risk did I take compared to giving oral sex... Read more »