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Clintonista2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-12-08 11:01 PM
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Is it possible for a gay man "top" to get HIV during unprotected sex?
Any info would be great, thanks.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-19-08 07:54 AM
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1. Yes.
Though the risk is considerably less than for a bottom it is possible.

That said, a lot of variables affect risk for transmission, as well. If the skin of the penis is broken somehow, the risk is greater; tearing and bleeding of the anal wall increases risk, etc, etc.

Same would apply to male/female intercourse. While the risk for the female is considerably higher, female to male transmission during vaginal sex can happen.
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Sandaasu Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 09:20 PM
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2. Yes, but it is less likely.
If I remember right, the average transmission rates are estimated to be something like 1:50 for "bottom" and 1:150 for "top".
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-22-08 09:00 PM
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3. Yes it is possible. A condom should always be used for sexual intercourse.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 04:03 PM
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4. Yes.
As the others have already said. Yes, it's possible. Be safe.
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