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What Is The Risk Of Getting AIDS From Topping

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getting hiv from being a top

i'm an hiv negative gay man who is having sex with a guy who is hiv positve. i'm circumcised and only top. the sex partner is on meds with a nondetectable VL. in spite of the risk of contracting the virus, i want to know if you can provide...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Cognitive Dissident,There are no "exact statistical rates" for a cut top getting HIV from a Poz bottom, other than to say unprotected insertive anal sex with a person known to be HIV positive carries a significant risk and therefore... Read more »

Risk for UAI Top (RISK OF HIV AS A TOP, 2010) (ANAL MUCOUS, ANAL FLUIDS, RECTAL SECRETIONS, 2010)

So I have a quick question: basically I ended up having sex with a man in his apartment. We went to his place and began to fool around. After mutual oral sex (without ejaculation), I placed my penis into his anus for about 6 seconds (both of which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,My most important comment would be that unprotected anal sex is risky business, even for a top who doesn't thrust! That your exposure was brief decreases your risk somewhat. HIV testing is definitely warranted. See below.Dr. BobRe: risk... Read more »

Re: risk of HIV as a TOP

I've always been an exclusive top, a medical professional who couldn't believe you could get HIV from just topping. I figured the worst that could happen would be the usual STD's and I would self medicateWell here I am HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Medical Professional,Thank-you for your honesty and taking the time to write in. I'm confident your testimonial will save lives. See below.I'm here if you ever need me. Let's get through this together as positively charged... Read more »

What risks do I face as a top?

Dear Dr. Bob,I'm a gay man that exclusively tops (only engage in insertive anal sex). I recently had unprotected sex (2 weeks ago) with a man that I'm pretty sure is positive. Although he said he was negative before having sex, other...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,OK, here's what we know. The risk for the insertive (top) partner is less than the risk for the receptive partner. However, the risk is certainly not "virtually nonexistent." In fact, the risk is very, very real. Yes, I have... Read more »
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Which is the risk? Gay top cut?

Posted by Feared, 1 Reply
I would like to know which is the risk at my situation. I am gay male (29) who has been active in gay sex for at least 10 years. Last test I took in Dec. '10 was negative and I don't take risk practices.

However, on April 9 something different... Read more »

whats my chance of getting AIDS by giving oral sex

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I gave oral sex to a sex worker in China. It lasted for about 1-2 minutes and I didn't feel any cuts in my mouth. What would be the possibility of me contracting AIDS this way assuming if she was HIV positive?

This is the most... Read more »

Can you get HIV if precum/semen gets into your nose?

Posted by thatdude2009, 1 Reply
Hi. So I think I have put myself at a high risk situation. I read a similar post on here In the forums but it doesn't really answer the question.

Can you catch HIV if precum/semen gets in your nose? I've seen health websites mention if it gets in... Read more »

PLEASE HELP! what are the risk of me getting infected?

Posted by Timeless, 2 Replies
Im a guy and I dated this guy few months back. We had sex more than once, all we did was just oral sex and rubbing our bodies and penis together and french kissing, we never had anal sex, there was once he did ejaculate in my mouth and i swallowed... Read more »