This is just what it sounds like – you only fuck without condoms with guys who have the same HIV status as you. The thing is, you have to actually know your status and your partner’s to get it right. You can’t guess or assume with this one.
This is when the top pulls his cock out of his partner’s arse before cumming. It reduces the risk somewhat over NOT pulling out, however not by much. It’s a high risk strategy.
This is a relatively simple concept – the negative man tops and the positive man bottoms. While this strategy is certainly lower risk than when the pos guy does the topping, there is still a medium risk of HIV transmission.
Negotiated safety describes the situation where two HIV-negative men in an ongoing relationship agree to limit sex without condoms to their relationship, having first established via two tests each that they have the same serostatus. Negotiated safety requires that both parties continue to talk, test, and trust and to maintain a Relationship Agreement that reflects the mutual commitment made and incorporates any mutually agreed changes. To understand the level of risk involved in each of the strategies, use the Risk Calculator