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What Causes Painful Intercourse

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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Somehow I need to clear my mind as I'm scared.

Dear DoctorsI've been an avid reader of your site for quite a time now. I love in Mexico City and am an active bisexual guy bottom in men2men and have ALWAYS used condoms since I was 18. Now I'm 35 and so far haven't been infected, even though I've...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would agree your HIV-acquisition risk would be very low. Whether or not to offer a course of PEP would depend on the likelihood of your partner being HIV infected. HIV specialists are usually good judges of HIV-transmission risk and the need... Read more »

Haven't found a case like mine

I'm worried, sad and angry with this situation that wasnt caused at all by me, but for the stupidness of a friend of an ex friend. To not make it much larger, the day we met after some silly games, we decided to have mutual oral sex, and not...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Let me get this straight. After repeated oral sex your ex-gal-pal threw herself into your arms and "before you could notice she introduced her vagina on your penis but you weren't aware of it and didn't feel nothing" until your penis felt... Read more »

Pricky pain in the anal area

Hi Dr.Ive had a minor internal hemmorhoid recently which went away on its own. However, long after it did, I still have a pricky sensation in the anal area. My doc said that he cant see anything wrong in the area. But I can still feel it.From your...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Unfortunately, I cannot diagnose the exact cause of the "pricky sensation" in your butt. What I can do is advise that your symptoms are not consistent with HPV. You also have had essentially no HPV exposure. If your symptoms persist, see a... Read more »

what is chlamydia?

what is chlamydia and what are the symtoms?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...all. If one does experience symptoms, they are usually characterized by discharge, burning or pain upon urination (peeing), painful intercourse for women, pain in the testicles for men, rectal or cervical inflammation, and/or abdominal pain,... Read more »
Project Inform

Menopause and HIV

Often called the change of life, menopause is a natural event that happens to every woman, but affects each woman uniquely. Menopause can happen "naturally" or be induced through surgery or therapy. At menopause, several changes happen to the female... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

In the general population, anal cancer is a rare disease. Few people knew about it before Farrah Fawcett made public her struggle with the illness. Among men who have sex with men (MSM), and especially HIV-positive MSM, the incidence of anal cancer... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

What's My Risk of Getting Infected With HIV? There Are No Guarantees! What Do the Numbers Mean? What Activities Are Most Risky? What About Oral Sex? What Increases the Risk of HIV Infection? The Bottom Line What's My Risk of... Read more »
Project Inform

Common GYN Conditions in Women Living With HIV/AIDS

...Women may experience no symptoms. If symptoms are present they can include unusual vaginal discharge, abnormal vaginal bleeding, painful intercourse and pain when urinating. Diagnosis A pelvic exam or test for sexually transmitted disease,... Read more »
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vaginal infections

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi.. these past two days I found large orange stain on my panties. I also have been experiencing pain during intercourse. I checked on info. about vaginal infection symptoms, none of it says something about orange color discharge. does anybody... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

I have been so worried

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi there everyone, I'm new and would really appreciate some support at the moment.. I'm a 22 year old female from the UK and just before Christmas I had a lot of stuff going on in my life. The upshot of it was that on one particular night, I ended... Read more »

Testes Pain

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is testicular pain a symtom of a recent hiv infection? it feels like one is twisted or something and it's been going on for a few days. my inner and outer thigh have also been hurting on the same side, I read that the thigh problem may be caused... Read more »