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RISKS OF PROTECTED ANAL SEX

QUESTION
What are the risks when an HIV positive bottom and negative top have protected sex?

ANSWER
Using condoms correctly is highly effective against HIV transmission during anal sex. Pinch the air out of the tip, unroll the condom to the base of the penis and use plenty of lube to ensure that the condoms perform well (i.e. reduced friction = less likely to break or tear). Remove the condom after ejaculation while the penis is still erect. Many couples where one man is positive and the other negative have been having safe, protected sex for years without HIV transmission. You are wise to be using protection and an example for us all in our safer sex efforts.

To your health,
Dr. K


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