Non-Medical HIV Prevention

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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

HIV Fears Two Years After Unprotected Receptive Anal Sex: What If HIV Tests Were Wrong?

Two years ago, I had unprotected receptive anal sex with someone whose HIV status I don't know. I was tested at three weeks (with a fourth-generation test), and it was negative.

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

Do Some People Really Want to Get HIV? I Spoke to 'Bug Chasers' Around the World to Find Out

Why would anybody want to get infected with HIV? That is what most people ask when they first hear about "bug chasing."

By Jaime García-Iglesias for The Conversation

'Contraception Deserts' Likely to Widen Under New Trump Administration Policy

Administration officials are exploring changes to the federal program that funds birth control for low-income, uninsured women.

By Sarah Varney for Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Impact of Sexual Health on Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Everyone's definition of sexual health is personal, but there are a few universal tips anyone can practice.

By Paige Miller for AIDS Foundation of Chicago

What Is the Future of the Female Condom?

The company that makes it says it switched the product from over the counter to prescription only because it doesn't sell. Advocates say that's because the company has never promoted it. Who's right?

By Tim Murphy

HIV and Safer Sex

Table of Contents

What Safer Sex Is Practicing Safer Sex No-Risk Safer Sex Activities Other Safer Sex Tips Thinking It Through

What Safer Sex Is

Safer sex can be fun, exciting, and very pleasurable. It can make your sex more relaxed and sa...

By The Well Project

Five Ways to Take Control of Your Love Life

Learning to talk about sex and navigate HIV helps you take the reins of your sex life and your sexual health.

By Nick Villarreal and Beto Soberanis for AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Female Condoms, Used by Women and Men for HIV Prevention, Will Now Be Prescription Only

The oft-overlooked method may now cost as much as $20 per condom for the uninsured, if they can't get it through health departments or non-profit groups.

By Martha Kempner

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