|PLEASE HELP from NZ
Mar 16, 2011
I recentley saw a sex worker who mastabated me. During this time she used an uncovered sex toy on my anus. I was the only one to use it and she never took her clothes off. I want to know obviousley it has been used in the past maybee even an hour earlier. Could HIV still be alive on this toy and should I get tested for what I though was a safe sex act?
PLEASE HELP I need you. All alone in NZ. I have a wife and a breast feeding child to worry about?
I know all sex toys should be covered with a condom to stop HIV, but what about in this instance? Am I safe.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive long outside the body. Also, most sex workers know that their instruments of pleasure need to be thoroughly cleaned between clients. I agree: to be completely safe a latex condom should be used on sex toys.
If you remain worried, you could get a single HIV test at the three-month mark for peace of mind. I would also recommend, if you haven't already done so, leveling with your wife. It's not only the best way to confront guilt; it's also the right thing to do.
Good luck. By the way, I had an excellent time visiting New Zealand recently. The fjords were spectacular, particularly Milford Sound. It was very Middle-earth, circa "Lord of the Rings"!
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