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How many of you bareback? Part Two

The first thread introduced us to the delightful Life is A Banquet troll, along with other more cautious souls. Here's another part so the discussion can continue.

--Anonymous
replies 14Nov 10, 2017 6:01 PM +00:00

Hopefully the Banquet troll will come back with more of his graphic steam room sex.

--Anonymous
replies 1Nov 10, 2017 6:10 PM +00:00

I never bareback. Sex without condoms is a total turnoff for me. I once got topped by a totally hot Arab guy who secretly took off the condom though....

--Anonymous
replies 2Nov 12, 2017 7:11 AM +00:00

I am selective who I do it with, I am on PrEP , first encounters always wrapped. Once I am comfortable with a bottom and we share information with each other regarding being on PrEP and STD status I will go in raw. I rarely shoot inside someone, it's hotter on blow on them . I do take pretty specific hygiene measures post coitus that include urinating right after, washing my junk with soap/water and wiping down with a benzalkonium chloride wipe. I trim my pubes , never shave to avoid any nicks that would provide an opening.

A lot of the bottoms I fuck raw use neosporian as a lube , I think that helps too .

--Anonymous
replies 3Nov 12, 2017 7:31 AM +00:00

Interesting

--Anonymous
replies 4Nov 12, 2017 11:18 AM +00:00

Is it true that condoms are rarely used among promiscuous twentysomethings?

--Anonymous
replies 5Nov 25, 2017 1:11 AM +00:00

R3, Neosporin as lube is interesting. I am a top and have done the same myself a couple times. It is not fool-proof, but it does do the job 80% of the time. Also, if a UTI happens, get an RX from your MD - ASAP and take mega-doses of Vitamin C to flush out the bacteria via PH. While I realize that total tops can become infected with HIV (it would be foolish to think otherwise), I have been fortunate with the raw butts that I have fucked throughout the years. I do pick and choose carefully however - as anyone should. AND get tested every 3 months.

--Anonymous
replies 6Nov 25, 2017 1:26 AM +00:00

Whores

--Anonymous
replies 7Nov 25, 2017 1:33 AM +00:00

You can't cure stupidity: "High HIV incidence from non-primary partners and low PEP and PrEP use seen."

Apparently, a "quite high" percentage of men whose primary partners are HIV+ but undetectable wind up getting HIV anyway from unprotected sex with non-primary partners. This from the PARTNERS study confirming that undetectable = untransmittable.

HIV incidence among the HIV-negative gay men in the PARTNER 1 and 2 studies, due to sex with partners outside the main relationship, was high, and very high in partners who admitted having condomless anal sex with non-primary partners, the 16th European AIDS Conference (EACS 2017) heard recently. The conference heard that even now, in the latest data from the PARTNER 2 study, only 5% of HIV-negative participants are taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), even though over a third have had condomless anal sex with non-primary partners. The data were presented by Valentina Cambiano of University College London, who is one of the investigators in the PARTNER studies. PARTNER is arguably one of the most significant HIV prevention studies ever conducted. It studies couples where one partner has HIV and the other does not and its primary aim is to try to quantify the risk of transmission from a person on HIV treatment who has a fully suppressed viral load. While enrolment of heterosexual couples stopped at the end of PARTNER 1 in 2014, it was decided more data on gay men was needed so PARTNER 2, for gay couples only, is still underway. PARTNER made headlines when in 2014, and again in 2016, the researchers confirmed that there had been no transmissions from an HIV-positive partner who was on antiretroviral therapy and virally suppressed in, by 2016, an estimated 58,213 condomless sex acts. These data allowed the researchers to establish the maximum possible likelihood of transmission, and to announce that, most likely, the chance of an HIV-positive partner with a fully suppressed viral load of below 200 copies/ml passing on HIV was zero, or statistically indistinguishable from it. PARTNER, and other studies like Opposites Attract and HPTN 052, have provided the evidence base for the success of ‘Treatment as prevention’ and for the U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable) campaign. However, there were HIV infections in PARTNER: eleven of them by 2016, ten in gay men. In all cases, however, phylogenetic testing showed that the infecting virus came from someone other than the primary partner. Eight of the eleven infected people told researchers they had had condomless sex with partners other than their primary partner: the other three must have done too. Cambiano told the conference that multiplying the number of infections by the amount of time people were in follow-up before infection leads to an estimated HIV incidence of 2.3% a year – quite high. However, if only the eight men who admitted to having condomless anal sex with other partners are counted, then incidence becomes very high – 7.2% a year, or higher than that seen in the placebo arm of the IPERGAY PrEP trial. In short, just because your main partner is undetectable, it does not mean you are safe from HIV if you have condomless sex elsewhere. In these cases, it would make sense to use post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) or PrEP – but how many in PARTNER were doing so? Cambiano and colleagues studied PEP and PrEP use in the 737 HIV-negative partners who had answered both the baseline sexual behaviour questionnaire and a questionnaire on at least one follow-up visit. They had been in the study on average 1.6 years and had averaged one year of condomless anal sex with their primary HIV-positive partner. Thirty-five per cent said they had had condomless anal sex with other partners and 22% had been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection other than HIV. The researchers estimated that on average they had 35 acts of condomless anal sex per year with other partners. They also worked out that the total number of condomless anal sex acts with main partners now amounted to 69,098 acts, strengthening the conclusion that HIV transmission is not taking place when the main partner has undetectable viral load. At baseline, in both phases of the study, over one in six men (17.5% in PARTNER 1 and 17.9% in PARTNER 2) had ever taken PEP. But far fewer had ever taken PrEP; only 1.5% in PARTNER 1 and 3.9% in PARTNER 2. This is not that surprising as PARTNER is a mainly European study, and PARTNER 1 recruited in 2010 and PARTNER 2 in 2014. During the studies a further 3% in PARTNER 1 and 4.6% in Partner 2 used PEP, and 3% and 5% used PrEP. This means that in PARTNER 2 8.2% of the HIV-negative partners used PEP and/or PrEP. However, if the partners admitted to having had condomless anal sex with other men in the follow-up questionnaire, then they were twice as likely to have used PEP and three times as likely to take PrEP: 8.7% of these men took PEP and 10.3% were using PrEP, meaning that nearly 16% had used PEP and/or PrEP. The 10.3% using PrEP numbered 253 men. A majority (58%) were in the UK, with smaller numbers in other countries: 11% each in France and Switzerland, 8% each in Germany and the Netherlands, and 4% in Spain. This finding meant that in men reporting condomless anal sex with outside men, PEP or PrEP only covered 12% of sex acts that risked HIV infection and only 1.5% of acts in men who did not report it. It can easily be seen that if the negative partners had covered, say, 80% of their possibly risky sex acts with PEP or PrEP instead of 16%, then HIV incidence would have been considerably lower. Valentina Cambiano commented that the low level of PEP and PrEP use and the high HIV incidence seen from sex outside the main relationship were of concern. “PrEP eligibility discussions with HIV-negative MSM [men who have sex with men] should ensure that risks from all sexual contacts are taken into consideration, and routes to securing PrEP discussed,” she added.
www.aidsmap.com
--Anonymous
replies 8Nov 25, 2017 4:28 AM +00:00

Prep queens are disgusting people.

--Anonymous
replies 9Nov 26, 2017 6:17 PM +00:00

R 9 you are the ignorant voice that is keeping HIV alive and thriving in the gay community

--Anonymous
replies 10Nov 26, 2017 6:31 PM +00:00

R10, Can you imagine any gay man caring what R9 thinks?

In person, he’s probably more off putting than he is online.

--Anonymous
replies 11Nov 26, 2017 6:39 PM +00:00

Yes it is true R5, they all believe that HIV will not happen to them, and that the men who they fuck bare, get fucked bare by, and swallow cum from are ALL neg/clean and that all the men who they fuck/get fucked raw by are telling the truth that they are on PREP or are HIV+ and undetectable.

Don't be surprised when a lot of them become HIV+ or get other nasty STIs.

--Anonymous
replies 12Nov 27, 2017 3:16 PM +00:00

Europe's HIV epidemic growing at alarming rate, WHO warns.

The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016 since records began, showing the region's epidemic growing "at an alarming pace", health officials said on Tuesday. That year, 160,000 people contracted the virus that causes AIDS in the 53 countries that make up the World Health Organization's European region. Around 80 percent of those were in eastern Europe.

The trend was particularly worrying because many patients had already been carrying the HIV infection for several years by the time they were diagnosed, making the virus harder to control and more likely to have been passed on to others.

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016 since records began, showing the region's epidemic growing "at an alarming pace", health officials said on Tuesday. Around 80 percent of those were in eastern Europe
www.yahoo.com
--Anonymous
replies 13Nov 28, 2017 4:13 AM +00:00

Hepatitis C is also being spread like a forest fire as well, but these fools on preP who do it raw are idiots with death wishes.

www.worldhepatitisalliance.org
--Anonymous
replies 14Dec 7, 2017 6:18 AM +00:00