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Blessed Be the Bottom: How to Make Anal Sex Safe and Pleasurable

Bottoming expert Mason offers a guide for the anally receptive, to enhance your -- and your top's -- safety, comfort, and pleasure.

By Mason

Has Anyone Gotten HIV When They Were on PrEP?

One of the persisting fears people may have when starting PrEP is wondering whether a risk remains of contracting HIV while on PrEP without using an additional barrier method.

By Damon L. Jacobs, L.M.F.T.

Do I Have HIV?


What is HIV? HIV Transmission Safer Sex Guide HIV Testing Injection Drug Use HIV Symptoms

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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

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Introduction Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself


The chances of HIV being passed from one person to another depend on the type of contact. HIV is most easily spread ...

By The Well Project

Basic Questions and Answers About HIV Transmission

Myths persist about how HIV is transmitted. This section provides the facts about HIV risk from different types of sex, injection drug use, and other activities.

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How Is HIV Passed From One Person to Another? How Well Does HIV Su...

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Will HIV Show Up on Normal Blood Work?

It really depends on which tests your healthcare provider orders as part of your normal blood work. The tests that are most commonly ordered cannot detect HIV infection.

The complete blood count (CBC) measures your red and white blood cell numbers a...

How Soon After Donating Blood Would an HIV-Positive Person Be Notified

Blood donations are screened for several different infections that could be passed on to the recipient of the blood -- including HIV. If donated blood appears to have HIV or any other abnormality, the donor will be notified within a few weeks. This m...

Can a Regular Blood Test Detect HIV?

Routine blood work is in fact a battery of separate tests, all run on samples of your blood. Each test looks for a different thing. While there's no reason why the tests shouldn't include a specific test for HIV, this isn't necessarily routine practi...

HIV Prevention: What People With HIV Need to Know

If you're reading this, you are likely at extremely low risk of ever transmitting HIV to anyone else -- and there's lots of ways to bring it down even further or wipe out risk, while still having hot sex.

By Roger Pebody

Stopping the Spread of HIV

How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? Treatment as Prevention The Bottom Line

How Do You Get Infected With HIV?

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. Y...

By AIDS InfoNet