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What Is The Risk Of Barebacking

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Barebacking in undetectable/STD free poz-poz relationship (BAREBACKING IN A POZ-POZ RELATIONSHIP, 2011)

Dr Bob, hi from Denmark - thanks for a great forum and your time and efforts in educating us all! Quick question: You generally advice the use of condoms, even in poz-poz relationships, due to the risks of superinfection and contracting other STDs....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This really has become a QTND (question that never dies).Your "but what ifs" include:Both partners on successful antiviral treatment and have undetectable viral loads. OK fine, but how do you know this is the case every time you have... Read more »

HIV Risk for bareback topping

Hi,I recently started dating a guy who's a nurse. I met him online. Things were going well... Read more »

barebacking risks

Dr. Francino:Thanks for your response to my questions regarding barebacking. I looked up the BETA... Read more »
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Why We Need to Re-Assess Barebacking, Stop the Stigma and Be Honest About the Risk

Bob Leahy As editor of a respected online magazine for people living with HIV , I made a choice, rightly or wrongly (probably the latter), so that in our magazine's first year or two we didn't cover barebacking. We thought it was too... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Does Watching Bareback Porn Increase Your HIV Risk?

A lawsuit has been filed against California's Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board challenging the lack of condom use among pornography performers. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) charges that pornography sets that allow barebacking ... Read more »
Routledge

Why Do Men Bareback? No Easy Answers

An excerpt from Without Condoms: Unprotected Sex, Gay Men & Barebacking Routledge, 2006, List $31.95 "The terrible thing in this world is that everyone has his reasons." Octave, The Rules of the Game , Jean Renoir, 1939 Toby, a Passive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Barebacking Among HIV-Positive Gay Men in London

The investigators designed the current study to learn the extent to which HIV-positive gay men in London intentionally seek unprotected anal intercourse ("barebacking") and this phenomenon's contribution to total sexual risk. In an HIV clinic and on... Read more »
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Is barebacking safe?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have heard that barbacking is not as high risk as it use to be and that getting hiv is no big deal as they now hav meds that keep it under control. I'm 17 years old and my friends at skool don't even care about hiv so why should I?

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Precum and barebacking

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just finished reading through Dr. Bob's recent questions and answers. I am a bit confused on his answer to the question titled "barebacking" on March 18 of this year. Although the poster is a gay male, I can relate as a hetero female who has had a... Read more »

Playing the odds while barebacking

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am planning a bareback Halloween spectacular and I am a gay male bottom. I read that the odds of contracting HIV from a known positive could be 1 in 25 and as good as 1 in 100 so if I am receiving ejaculate from 5 men then my odds would be 1 in 5... Read more »

Barebacking Study in San Francisco

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My name is Jeff. I am a positive guy living in San Francisco. I am currently working on a great study for positive people trying to understand just what the risks are in a positive-positive unprotected sexual encounter. It is a question I have... Read more »