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Hiv from unsanitary lotion in non sexual massage
      #256292 - 06/23/11 04:08 AM

Hello. Can you catch Hiv from a non sexual massage. I went into a fairly nice spa and had a half hour massage. I noticed the lady (who was very nice) was using a jar of cream.. not a pumop bottle. I have had anxiety issues in the past and i noticed what seemed to be an unsanitary practice. I should have said something. What if the person who went in before me was hiv positve (i know that is a stretch, but just say he she was) if they had a scab or anything like that and the lady put her hand in the lotion and blood got into it (even a small amount), would that be able to transmit the hiv to me. I work out and do have some acne on my back that was burning just a little from the lotion. I know this sounds crazy. But it seems to make sense the more I think of it. I get tested every other checkup at my doctor just to be careful, even though i always use protection. Is the zero chance I could have caught it this way? Am I building this up? Thank you Also, are there any stories out there of people cathcing hiv from spa like settings? The person who went before me left only a few minutes (5 to 10) I know hiv will die in the air, but what about trapped in an airtight jar, I know there may be no definitive answer but what do you folks think? You are nice to help people out with worry and education

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Re: Hiv from unsanitary lotion in non sexual massage new
      #256295 - 06/23/11 03:55 PM

Ok now that I picked myself up off the floor from laughing so hard I think I can answer your obscene question.

NO, absolutely no risk what so ever, Ever from this kind of contact. Not even IF the jar was airtight and they bled like a pig at a slaughter house. IF your anxiety is that great that you need to be tested every other doctors appt and worried about this ridiculous scenario I suggest being put on meds.

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Re: Hiv from unsanitary lotion in non sexual massage new
      #256299 - 06/23/11 10:07 PM

yeah, really farfetched and not an HIV risk at all. you do not have to worry about HIV as long as you continue practicing safer sex. casual contact, the environment, the spa, or lotion, not a concern.

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