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What Are Low Risk Sexual Activities

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HIV risk and testing "low risk activities with hiv+ person"

I am writing because I am in a relationship with an HIV + male. We dated for 2 months before he told me about his condition and during that period of time we practiced low risk sexual activities (oral sex). I now tested with a third generation elisa...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There are many ways for "magnetic couples" to be happy, healthy, and sexually active together. However, all of this takes open and honest communication between partners.In terms of testing, a test at 6 weeks will... Read more »

low risk activity

hello you say that mutual masterbation is low risk,if a woman is materbating a male and secretions come into contact with his penis ,why is it low risk, what makes this activity low risk, what are the factors involved, whats the difference between...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your question highlights the limitations of language when educating people about HIV. Using categories for defining sexual behavior is necessary and useful when discussing a person's risk for infection, but having a having a basic... Read more »

Low Transmission Risk Activity, Possible ARS, Just Need Some Clarity

Thank you so much for your time, you are providing such a great educational resource on The Body! I have extreme anxiety about getting HIV because I had a friend who became infected from a low risk activity (oral with cuts in mouth). I've been...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI hope that my answers can calm you down and lower your anxiety.The answers to your questions:1. Symptoms after exposure can happen or not happen during the window period. This time frame can start at 3 weeks post exposure than any time during the... Read more »

Trying to retake my sexual activity (SAFE SEX)

Dr. Bob:I'm a 29 years old guy who sent you a question with the title "I'm very concerned about what I've done in the last years". I sent a donation to your foundation the last year and now I'm donating to some of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Welcome back to the forum. I'm glad to hear you found my advice helpful and that you are now receiving appropriate care for your schizophrenia.1.I agree the risk of HIV transmission/acquisition from insertive oral sex is extremely low. (This... Read more »
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Worried about some symptoms after low risk activity.

Posted by jayl, 1 Reply
Hi, i am a 26 year old gay guy and 6 weeks ago i have had protected anal and unprotected oral sex with a guy whom i now suspect might have been hiv+. During our time together, he fingered me and we played with a dildo. However, we put a condom over... Read more »

low risk activity, ARS symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
On February 5th, I received oral sex from a girl of unknown status. I've found out later through friends that she is an IV drug user and has had sex with A LOT of men. I wrote about my situation to one of the experts but have not heard a response,... Read more »

Low Risk/High Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What does Low Risk/High Risk mean? I mean, how many low risk people turn positive? Obviously, high risk people have a better chance of testing positive, but does low risk mean that the risk is virtually none? Thanx.

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Low Risk..Yet still a risk IMHO, opinios?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
"Made out" (Sexual contact but no oral, anal, or unprotected sex, mostly deep kissing/sucking on nipple) with a girl who's sexual history has suddenly come into question when she mentioned in passing a few days ago her ex-boyfriend may have shown up... Read more »