ORAL SEX, ANAL SEX AND HIV
On to your next question. Receptive anal sex is the riskiest form of sex. HIV is in pre-cum -- the fluid before ejaculation, so even if the inserter pulls out, infection is possible. Men do get infected from both anal receptive and anal insertive sex but anal receptive sex is about 10 times more risky. Some numbers that some folks quote is 1 in 50 vs. 1 in 500 chance of infection from receptive vs. insertive anal intercourse.
Condoms work very well to reduce the risk of transmission from an infected partner to an uninfected one. Of course if both partners have recently tested negative and had not had any new partners since their tests, then the risk of transmission is very, very low.
And lastly, if you are treated once for an STD like gonorrhea, syphilis or chlamydia, it does NOT protect you from future infections. We see patients every day with new STDs that they have had before. Each germ is a little different and your immune system does not protect you from future infections.
To your health,
HIV testing and care for those who are eligible -- at City Clinic.