Can I Pass HIV If It’s Inside My Body?

If I Have HIV Positive Semen In My Ass Can I Pass HIV?

One of the more tricky questions that has been posed is, “If somebody is on PrEP and HIV-positive semen is deposited into their rectum, and then a second person was to come along and have anal sex with that person,” i.e., their penis would be running into the semen that was previously left, “could that lead to the transmission of HIV?” This is one of those holes in the Swiss cheese lining up kind of arguments, and the risk is pretty much theoretically zero. It’s a very crazy, bizarre situation that people have created to try and sort of figure this one out.

But let’s put another spin on this. We are all personally responsible for our sexual health. Therefore, everybody is able to control their own status by taking a medication called PrEP. Therefore, everybody should be able to make a decision on their own and not depend on other people. So, for that second person coming along who is having unprotected anal sex as a top, they should be considering being on PrEP.

That’s the real point to this whole argument that I see, is that we all have the opportunity to be able to control our sexual health. Therefore, if you are having anal sex without condoms, whether you’re a top or whether you’re a bottom, you are at risk of infection with HIV. Therefore, you should be considering going on PrEP to protect yourself against HIV. If you are not on PrEP, then you should be considering using condoms for anal sex.

What Happens If I Drink Or Take Drugs?

Does Alcohol or Drugs Stop Truvada From Working?

Am I able to take PrEP if I’m drinking alcohol or taking recreational drugs? We know that the drugs within Truvada are unlikely to interact with alcohol or recreational drugs. What’s important to note is, if you are more likely to have unprotected sex when you are using alcohol or drugs, PrEP is an important drug for you, because it can help insure your safety.

Will PrEP Work If I Have An STI?

Do STD’s Block PrEP From Working?

Does the presence of a sexually-transmitted infection mean that PrEP will no longer be effective? This is shown not to be true. PrEP will work rather or not you have other infections in your body. The mechanism of PrEP is not affected if you have, say, an ongoing infection of syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, or even a chest infection or a cold. As long as you’re still able to take the medicine on a daily basis, you will be protected against HIV.

Do I Need PrEP If I’m A Top?

Should I Take PrEP If I’m A Top?

If I’m a top, does that mean I don’t need PrEP? What I can tell you is that HIV is still able to be transmitted to people who are tops in anal sex. That is the insertive partner. Men who have foreskins are at significantly higher risk of transmission of HIV, as the insertive partner. Even if you are circumcised, the risk is still quite high for the transmission of HIV. However, it’s not as high as receptive anal sex. Yes, if you are a top, and you aren’t reliably using condoms for anal sex, you are still at risk of HIV. Therefore, PrEP is something that is worth considering.

How Does PrEP Block HIV?

How does PrEP work?

When HIV infects a cell, it has an ability to take over some of the mechanisms within the cell and start creating copies of itself. When PrEP is taken on a daily basis, this ability is actually halted. It’s the equivalent of putting in a faulty cartridge into the photocopier. So, what it means is the ability for HIV to replicate is halted. What happens then is that the HIV is stuck within the cell, it’s not able to escape, and our healthy immune system is able to come along and kill the cell including the HIV, which is trapped inside.

Do I Still Need Condoms With PrEP

Do you need to continue using condoms when you’re using PrEP?

PrEP protects against HIV, however, it does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections. Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Herpes- these can all still be transmitted while you’re on PrEP. What we know is the use of condoms can reduce the chance of transmission of these. So, we do recommend that people consider using condoms at the same time as PrEP.

Does PrEP Protect Against STD’s

Does PrEP protect against other sexually transmitted infections?

The answer is no. PrEP only protects against HIV.

For this reason, when you come in every three months, we do a full sexual health screening. This includes checking for chlamydia and gonorrhoea in the throat, bum, penis or cervix. We also do a blood test where we check for HIV, kidney function, syphilis, and other potential infections, including Hepatitis C

What Is PrEP

What Is Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, Truvada?

What is Prep? Prep is a tablet that when taken every day can help reduce the chances of HIV infection by up to 99%. It’s a tablet that’s called Truvada which contains two drugs – Emtricitabine as well as Tenofovir and when taken on a regular basis, this can help reduce the chances of HIV infection in people who are at high risk of becoming infected with HIV.

How Does PrEP Work?

What drugs are actually in PrEP?

PrEP or Truvada is a combination of two drugs, emtricitabine and tenofovir. Both of these drugs work in a way that blocks the ability for HIV to replicate within the cell. The way that they work is it’s almost like putting in a broken cartridge into a photocopier, and it means that every time that HIV tries to use the body’s mechanism to make a copy of itself, it falters and is not able to progress. This means that HIV is stuck within the cell and the body’s immune system will come along, recognise that something’s happening within that cell and kill it.