By James Wilton Anal sex is a common practice among men who have sex with men, heterosexual men and women, and transgender individuals and is a known risk factor for HIV infection and transmission. Therefore, it is important that education on HIV prevention includes accurate information on the fluids that can transmit HIV through this type of sex. If one of these fluids is excluded from prevention messaging, it could lead a client to underestimate their risk of HIV transmission. While there is no doubt that semen, pre-ejaculate pre-cum , and blood can contribute to the risk of HIV transmission through anal sex; it seems there is less clarity among frontline service providers on whether rectal fluid should also be included on this list.
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Click to See Chart Interpreting the numbers—what additional information needs to be provided? Some clients may see these numbers and think their risk of HIV transmission is low. Therefore, caution is needed when interpreting them. If these numbers are provided to clients, they should be accompanied by information that helps shed light on why the risk may be higher than it seems. Transmission can occur after one exposure. It is important to emphasize that a person could become infected from having unprotected sex once or a person could have unprotected sex many times and not become infected, regardless of how low or high the risk per exposure is.
Can you get HIV from oral sex? Americans really want to know their HIV risk during fellatio—even more so than during anal sex. Sure, you can Google the subject, but the results may further confuse and scare you. The AIDS. Numbers seem less abstract, more specific.
What we know about anal sex: What you can do There are many tips for learning to use a condom the right way. If you've never had hepatitis A or B, there are vaccines to prevent these infections. Talk to a health care provider about your chances of getting hepatitis A and B and whether vaccination is right for you.