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i was the top during unprotected anal sex and my partner said that he got tested and is negative should i be worried?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
May be: Were having sex with a man? Even if you were not, it is a good idea to have safe sex. To be sure you should get tested and repeat the tests in 6 months, of you stay in a monogamous relationship. Your being on top or bottom will not materially affect your risk of getting STDs. You may consult this site for safer sex guidelines. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/gynecological_health/safer_sex_guidelines_85,P00585/
Answered on Nov 27, 2016
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Dr. Jamie Glover
22 years experience Family Medicine
It is good that your partner was apparently tested for some things, but a person cannot be tested for all things. In penetrative sexual relations, the highest risk of acquiring an STI is the receiving partner in anal intercourse (the anal-receptive partner). This is because there are often micro-tears in the anal area of the receiving partner.
Nov 27, 2016

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