|HIV on swimsuits
Jul 2, 2007
A couple months ago I went to teh store and i was looking at the swimsuits, i tried one on and i didnt leave my underwear on, is it possible that could have gotten HIV/AIDS from it?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Once again the answer to your question was already waiting for you in the archives! See below!
bathing suit in dressing room Sep 18, 2003
Please help me! I have generalized anxiety disorder and would like to know my chances of getting HIV from trying on a bathing suit in a department store without underwear. I was in the department store yesterday and was trying on a bunch of bathing suits without underwear and my mother screamed at me and told me that I could get a disease this way. Is she right? Please respond!!!!!
Response from Dr. Frascino
Your mother screamed at you in the department store? I'll bet that was more embarrassing than looking at yourself in the mirror after putting on that "itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka dot bikini." Relax dear, you cannot get HIV in a department store dressing room, unless, of course, you are having unprotected sex there with an HIV-positive partner in one of those cabins. Your mom (from whom you may have inherited your "generalized anxiety disorder") was probably more worried about your catching crabs or scabies, not HIV. If she was concerned about HIV, she's the one who should be signing on to this site! As for trying on bathing suits without underwear, I'd say your biggest risk is being seen on those dressing room video cameras that were installed to prevent shoplifting!
Please Help Oct 26, 2004
Me and my friend were trying on different bathing suits. She picked one and tried it on without wearing an underwear and put it back on the stand. A second later I tried the same one (also without my underwear and without knowing that she has tried it on a second earlier). I do not know her HIV status and was wondering if there was a possible risk of transmission thru sharing of bathing suits in this fashion
Response from Dr. Frascino
Now you both read that sign that said you were supposed to try on bathing suits only if you had underwear on, didn't you?? Hmmm, I thought so. OK, well that sign has absolutely nothing to do with HIV, because HIV cannot be transmitted from sharing a Speedo. However you should still leave your undies on when trying on swimsuits because there are other nasties that might be transferred, crabs for instance.
Well, surfs up, so go catch some waves and stop worrying.
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